National Under-23 football team secured a 1-1 draw against China at the Police Stadium in Dubai. Pix source: Facebook/Harimau Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR: N. Thanabalan's final minute goal earned Malaysia a morale boosting 1-1 draw with China in their opening match of the Under-23 Dubai Cup at the Police Stadium in UAE last night.

China took the lead from the penalty spot in the 68th minute before Thanabalan, who plays for FAM Cup side Felcra FC, equalised to earn Frank Bernhardt's team a precious point.

In another round-robin match, Jordan overcame Singapore 2-0.

Malaysia will take on Thailand on Thursday.

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