Tonight, the Harimau Malaya lads will take on Laos at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil (kick off 8.45pm).
At a press conference yesterday, Rajagobal was quoted by Bernama as saying;
"I know the game against Laos is very important to us and of course my
focus is to clinch all three points. I will make (major) changes in the
line up for the game against Laos but I cannot reveal who will be
fielded or dropped."
Laos are no pushovers as evident in their match against Indonesia on Sunday. Both teams settled for a 2-2 draw.
So what will K.Rajagobal say after the match? Will he like the scoreline?
And how will the fans react after the match?
A video of fans reacting after Malaysia lost 3-0 to Singapore as uploaded on YouTube.
- Norshahrul Idlan Talaha is suffering from an ear infecti…
For the record, this also appeared on Astro Awani's Facebook page.
Their jubilant faces were plastered all over the front pages of local
dailies. The players turned into instant celebrities while the officials
were glowing, some even shamelessly taking credit for the team's success.
Two years on and Malaysians still remember how Harimau Malaya humbled
Indonesia at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil with a 3-0 score line
before going down 2-1 in the two-legged final at the Gelora Bung Karno
Stadium in Jakarta.
There was utter silence all around the
stands as despite the defeat, Malaysia won the 2010 title with a 4-2
aggregate. National striker Safee Sali was handed the Golden Boot award
with five goals under his belt.
Two years on, Malaysians are hoping for that fairy-tale run to happen in this year’s edition of the regional tournament.
National coach Datuk K.Rajagobal and his lads have certainly come under
fire from various parties, as even FA of Malaysia presiden…
Perhaps some folks are being polite, giving the small football nation their fair share of space in the dailies.
Singapore's Today Online says Laos are possibly the bogey team.
And it looks like the Laos team are in an upbeat mood.
Malaysia play Laos in their second match on Nov 28. Judging by their performances in the series of friendly matches, they cannot take Laos for granted. After all, skipper Safiq Rahim did caution his team mates against playing Bangladesh and it turned out to be a 1-1 draw.
On paper, Laos have no chance of advancing beyond Group B for they have the likes of Singapore and Indonesia as company.
Nevertheless, do expect Laos to create at least an upset - as they did in the 2-2 draw against Thailand in the opening match in 2010 which certainly surprised many.
Hopefully the upset will not be against Malaysia.
And here is the finalised list for the Malaysian squad;
Khairul Fahmi Che Mat, Farizal Marlias, Mahalli Jasuli, Mohamad Fadhli Mohd Shas, Muhammad Zubir Mo…
Apparently it is not the national team but the Armed Forces representing the country
Second chance for Azamuddin
National football coach K.Rajagobal replaces injured Zaquan Adha Abdul Radzak by recalling Pahang player Azamuddin Mohd Akil for the opening match against Singapore in the AFF Cup on Sunday.
PM boosts players' morale
Prime Minister Najib Razak visited the national players ahead of their AFF Cup campaign.
Apex to tie the knot on Dec 28
National goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (pic) had, during a press conference yesterday, revealed his marriage plans with Nur Eilunie Natasha Nazri or better known as Leuniey Natasha in Pasir Pekan, Tumpat, Kelantan on Dec 28. Shouldn…
Malaysia membuka jaringan melalui Khryil Muyhmeen Zambri pada separuh masa pertama.
Akan tetapi Bangladesh menjaringkan gol penyamaan melalui sepakan penalti Jahid Hasan Ameli pada minit ke 83 untuk menamatkan perlawanana dengan keputusan seri 1-1 di Stadium Nasional Bukit Jalil semalam.
Ini merupakan perlawanan persahabatan terakhir sebelum Malaysia beraksi dalam Piala AFF. Pasukan Harimau Malaya akan bermain Singapura di venue yang sama Ahad ini.
Percaturan tidak menjadi? Skrip yang sama berulang lagi? Peminat kini tidak pasti?
Mampukah anak didik K.Rajagobal memenangi Piala AFF kali ini?
As reported by Sports247 THE court has ruled in favour of National Sport Council (NSC) in their dispute with Mesuma Sports Sdn Bhd over the national jersey tiger stripes. It is believed that the Intellectual Property High Court had concluded yesterday that the three tiger stripes, of which the apparel makers had registered for 10 years – from July 9, 2009 till July 9, 2019 – do not belong exclusively to Mesuma. However, details of the judgment have yet to be released but sources have mentioned that the court has ordered the cancellation of Mesuma’s design registration. The matter came to attention when NSC entered into an agreement with Telekom Malaysia (TM) to launch the Team Malaysia Panthera jersey on April 28 last year. TM had also filed eight applications to register designs consisting of its corporate logo and incorporating the tiger stripes on the words “TEAM MALAYSIA”. NSC had claimed that it registered the design under the Industrial Designs Act through CR Sports in 2009. CR Sports…
Those were the exact words describing the accommodation supposedly provided by the Malacca Hockey Association for the Malacca Under-14 team that competed in the national Under-14 tournament.
Any one care to explain? HD says: Hmm....
The landslide at Jalan Hulu Langat that happened on Thursday evening certainly jogged memories.
It is also baffling to how landslide issues are - most of time - taken for granted.
Together with a fellow editor, I drove to the landslide incident at 6.50am yesterday and the policemen manning the area were kind enough to escort the both of us to the landslide area which has been cordoned off about 1km in both directions.
I managed to take several snapshots while the other editor video-recorded the scene through a Blackberry mobile phone and the recording was even used for Astro Awani's tv news bulletin.
"Ranking tidak penting" - So it doesn't matter that Malaysia, ranked 163 in the Fifa standings, were held to a 1-1 draw against a lower ranked Hong Kong (172) in a friendly match at the Shah Alam Stadium last night.
An "experiment" perhaps? - That could have been running through the mind of defender Aidil Zafuan Abdul Radzak after his unexplainable back pass to goalkeeper Khairul Fahmi Che Mat was intercepted by a Hong Kong player that resulted the equaliser in the dying minutes of the match. It was a mistake indeed but certainly one would not expect such a child-like error from an experienced defender like Aidil.
For the record, Malaysia's goal was scored by Safee Sali (pic) in the 58th minute.
Third time lucky? - We lost 1-0 to Vietnam, 2-0 to Thailand and managed a 1-1 draw against Hong Kong. Then again, why be so judgmental now when the real test awaits the team once the AFF Cup starts proper.
Oh, if you like romantic movies, do watch the 1949 movie Th…
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individuals in a holistic and integrated manner, in order to produce
individuals who are intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and
physically, balanced and harmoniously, based on a firm belief in and
devotion to God. Such an effort is designed to produce Malaysian
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Guess re-elected US President Barack Obama will just need to re-use his old Diwali greeting eh.
Here's wishing each and every one of you - regardless of race, religion, creed or background - a blessed Diwali.
As the Times of India sums it up; Regardless of the mythological explanation one prefers, what the
festival of lights really stands for today is a reaffirmation of hope, a
renewed commitment to friendship and goodwill, and a religiously
sanctioned celebration of the simple - and some not so simple - joys of