National coaching director Wong Choong Hann said the team would not concede defeat before trying.
Malaysia Di Kejohanan Badminton Piala Sudirman 2021 Skuad Badminton Piala Sudirman Malaysia telah diundi berada dalam kumpulan D bersama bersama Jepun, England dan Mesir Egypt.
A fresh draw will be conducted upon completion of the group stage tomorrow.
Malaysia baru sekali lolos ke semifinal, mereka menjejak ke babak empat besar pada edisi 2009.
Tapi kita nak menang jugakla.
Japan eventually got their third win of the evening after Mayu Matsumoto and Misaki Matsumoto saw off Thinaah Muralitharan and Pearly Tan in the women's doubles in straight games.
The win saw Malaysia finish as group winners in the then second division competition.
Then in Eindhoven, Holland, Malaysia toppled the fancied Japan 3-2 thanks to victories from Yeoh Kay Bin, Wong Mew Choo and Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah.