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A World Cup qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia was suspended in the 88th minute Tuesday after fans threw flares and fireworks onto the field.

September 08, 2015

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A World Cup qualifying match between Malaysia and Saudi Arabia was suspended in the 88th minute Tuesday after fans threw flares and fireworks onto the field.

With the visiting team leading 2-1 when the trouble began at the Shah Alam Stadium, Saudi Arabia coach Bert van Marwijk led his players off the field.

The Group A match was officially suspended a short time later.

Saudi Arabia entered the match perfect through two games in qualifying, while Malaysia was winless with one point and a -16 goal differential through three games leading into Tuesday's encounter.

Watch what caused the match to be suspended below:

[youtube:https://youtu.be/zPVmX7aAcIs]

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