The draw for the first of Asia's World Cup qualifiers was made on Wednesday, even though FIFA has yet to decide how many teams will play in 2022.
Brunei DPMM have backed down on their threat to quit the S.League after reports emerged that strict rules imposed on them for 2018 will be relaxed.
Ex-Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean has agreed to part ways with struggling S.League side Brunei DPMM after only four wins in 23 games in 2017.
Hosts Malaysia survived a scare against stubborn minnows Laos to win 3-1 at Shah Alam on Wednesday to top Group A in SEA Games men's football.
Brunei DPMM boss Steve Kean says the S.League should allow coaches to speak to referees after matches to follow the example of the Premier League.
2015 champions Brunei DPMM will look to begin the second half of the S.League season in ruthless fashion when they face Warriors FC on Sunday night.