Another unusual episode occurred on 25/03/2001. Every source, including FIFA, reports Mazlan Wahid playing as an outfielder for Malaysia in their World Cup qualifier against Palestine. Why unusual? Because Mazlan Wahid was a goalkeeper.
The original FIFA report for that match was botched, e.g. the Malaysia lineup doesn't include the goal-scorer Hairuddin.
Other sources give this lineup which seems more : Mohd Syamsuri Mustaffa [GK], Irwan Fadli Idrus, Norhafiz Zamani Misbah (Bahtiar Othman 86'), Batumalai Rajinikandh, Ahmad Shahrul Azhar Sofian, Akmal Rizal Rakhli, Khairil Zainal, Mohd Juzaili Samion, Mohd Shukor Adan, Chow Chee Weng, Hairuddin Omar.
The coach put in some young players for this last qualifier, meaningless in the table.
Also the goals were: Akmal 21' 68' pen, Hairuddin 54', Irwan 56'