The Malaysia national football team will finish their remaining second-round matches of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification in the United Arab Emirates, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) announced on Friday.

Centralised venues would be used across all eight groups to facilitate the completion of qualifying matches ahead of the grand event in Qatar next year.

The Asian qualifiers were initially supposed to resume this month but due to travel and quarantine restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the matches were postponed to May and June.

At the time of writing, the Harimau Malaya are scheduled to meet the host nation on June 3, followed by Vietnam on June 7 and Thailand on June 15.

Tan Cheng Hoe's side, whose last competitive action was a win against Indonesia in November 2019, are currently sitting second in Group G behind Vietnam.