National coach Dato Ong Kim Swee will name his training squad for the AFF Cup on Friday.
But not many surprises are expected as Kim Swee has a limited choice of players to chose from.
The question is has Kim Swee the liberty to pick who he feels can contribute to the national team or are his hands tied by circumstances that you and I can only assume as no one will go on record.
Let's assume that all players are available, no "retirements" no injuries, no prevention or conditions attached, and all players are available to do national Colours.
So having looked at what Kim Swee has fielded so far this year, these are the players that rightfully should be in the list to be released tomorrow.
Gk - Izham Termizi, Khairul Fahmi Che Mat and khairul Azhan
DF - Fazly, Nazirul, S. Kunanlan, Matthew Davies, Aidil Zafuan, Sharom Kamal, Fadhli Shahs, Shahrul,
MF - Azrif, Christie, Chanthuru, Safiq, Brendan, Baddrol, Amirul Hadi, Zaquan Abdul Radzak, Junior Eldstal, Hadin Azman.
Now this is what I will call a dream team. There are players like Christie and Brendan who are injured and cannot make it.
But others are there and not all will be in the list to be released tomorrow.
If Malaysian Football wants to rise from the ashes, then the best should play and not only those who are allowed to play.
Let's wait and see how many make it.
ST - Hazwan Bakri, Norshahrul, Darren Lok.