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Favourable Draw For Malaysia In Two AFC Qualifiers

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia received a favourable draw in two Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qualifiers – the 2018 Under 19 (U-19) and Under 16 (U-16) championships which are slated to be held in September and October this year. Based on the draw held at AFC Hous, here today, the national U-16 squad have been drawn…

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AFC To Announce Newtral Vanue For Malaysia – N. Korea Match End Of Week

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) are still in the process of discussing the issue of a neutral venue for the match between Malaysia and North Korea, with the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and North Korean Football Association. AFC Secretary-general Windsor Paul when contacted by Bernama on Monday said though the AFC…

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AFC Cup: Felda United Share The Spoils With Ceres Negros

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KUALA LUMPUR – Last year’s Super League runner-up Felda United’s winless streak continued in the AFC Cup competition after managing only a 0-0 draw against Ceres Negros FC at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City, Philiphines last night. The goalless draw saw Felda United remain at the bottom of Group G after…

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AFC Postpones North Korea – Malaysia Match

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KUALA LUMPUR – The 2019 Asia Cup final round qualifier between North Korea and Malaysia scheduled for March 28 in Pyongyang has been  postponed to a later date. The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in a statement today said a new date for the match will be announced in due course. “AFC’s Competitions Committee took the…

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Decision On Neutral Venue To Be Announced Tomorrow

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will decide on a change of venue for the North Korea-Malaysia match to a neutral ground tomorrow. AFC secretary-general Datuk Windsor Paul said a decision would be made by the confederation’s Competition Committee after receiving a request from the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) to skip playing…

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JDT Beat Bangkok United 5-4 On Penalties To Qualily For ACL Playoff Round

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KUALA LUMPUR – Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) moved into the final playoff round of the 2017 AFC Champions League after beating edging Thailand’s Bangkok United 5-4 on penalties at the Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani, last night. Both teams were tied 1-1 after regulation and extra time, forcing the outcome to be decided by a…

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Selangor Collect One Point In Opening AFC Cup Match

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  KUALA LUMPUR – Selangor had to be contented with only one point after drawing 2-2 with Filipino club, Ceres La Salle FC in their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup group E opening match at Panaad Stadium, Bacolod City, Philippines yesterday. The game which was aired ‘live’ over TV9 saw Stephan Schrock putting the host…

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Japan Halt Malaysia In Semis Of 2015 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia failed to advance to the final of the inaugural 2015 AFC Women’s Futsal Championship after being mauled 8-1 by Japan in the semifinal at the Nilai Indoor Stadium in Negeri Sembilan, last night. The win saw Japan setup a clash against Iran who beat Thailand 1-0 in the other semifinal while…

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Malaysia Move To Semifinals Of First AFC Women’s Futsal Championship

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KUALA LUMPUR – The national women’s futsal squad qualified for the semifinals of the AFC Women’s Futsal Championship at the Nilai Indoor Stadium, Negeri Sembilan although they still have one game in hand at the group stage. In the second Group A match yesterday, Malaysia notched a second straight win, beating Hong Kong 4-1 to…

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AFC U-16 Championship: Malaysia Clinch Philippines 7-0

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KUALA LUMPUR – The national under-16 (U-16) squad are moving closer to clinch a spot in the final round of the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship after mauling the Philippines 7-0 in their third group G match of the qualifier at the Laos National Stadium in Laos, last night. Malaysia only needed a…

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Pahang Beat Istiklol 3-1 But Lose Out On Aggregate

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KUANTAN – Pahang were knocked out of the AFC Cup competition in the quarterfinal stage despite beating Istiklol from Tajikistan 3-1 in their second leg quarterfinal at the Darul Makmur Stadium, here Wednesday night. Pahang who had lost the first leg 0-4 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Aug 26, lost 3-5 on aggregate. Hafiz Kamal gave…

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JDT Move Into AFC Cup Semis To Create Local Football History

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KUALA LUMPUR – Super League champion Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) created local football history by becoming the first Malaysian club to qualify for the AFC Cup semifinal since its introduction in 2004. JDT who managed only a 1-1 draw against South China from Hong Kong in the first leg quarterfinal at the Larkin Stadium on…

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AFC Cup: About All Over For Pahang

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pahang are looking at the exit after losing 0-4 to Tajikistan club, FC Istiklol in their quarter-final first leg match in the AFC Cup tournament at the Republican Central Stadium in Dushanbe, Tajikistan Wednesday. The match which was telecast live by a pay TV station saw the hosts score two goals a…

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FAM Waiting For AFC’s Reply Regarding Visa Snag Of Pahang’s Foreign Players

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PETALING JAYA – The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) is waiting for a reply from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on the visa snag of Pahang’s foreign players who were stuck at a Jakarta airport on May 23. Its general secretary, Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said they had sent a letter to the AFC disciplinary…

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AFC Suspends Its General Secretary

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has suspended its general-secretary Datuk Alex Soosay. AFC in a brief statement through its official website, www.the-afc.com, said that Alex had been suspended while they were investigating media allegations which had recently surfaced concerning a case in 2012. “A video statement conducted as part of a FIFA investigation…

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South China Beat Pahang 3-1 In AFC Cup

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KUALA LUMPUR: South China beat Pahang 3-1 in a Group G match of the AFC Cup played at Mongkok Stadium in Hong Kong, last night. The win strengthened South China’s position as group leaders with 12 points after four matches while Pahang are in second spot with four points. The win was the fourth for…

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Vietnam U-23 Squad Boost Chances To Qualify For 2016 AFC Cup Finals

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SHAH ALAM – Vietnam boosted their chances of qualifying for the finals of the 2016 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 championship at the expense of Malaysia after winning their second qualifying round match, here last night. An emphatic 7-0 victory over bottom side Macau has ensured they follow Japan into the final round after the…

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Japan Book Berth In 2016 AFC Cup U-23 Final Round

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SHAH ALAM – Malaysia must beat Japan in their final Group I match of the 2016 AFC Cup Under-23 Qualifier to have any chance of going to Qatar among the top 15 teams. Though Malaysia cannot qualify as the winner of Group I, there is an opportunity to make it as the top best placed…

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Malaysia Beat Macau 2-0 To Keep Finals Hope Alive

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SHAH ALAM – Malaysia beat Macau 2-0 to keep their hopes alive in the AFC U-23 Championship 2016 in a match at Shah Alam Stadium Sunday night. Desperate following their 1-2 loss to Vietnam in the opening Group 1 match on Friday, Malaysia went on the offensive from the start. It paid off when Syahrul…

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Malaysia Lose 1-2 To Vietnam In AFC U-23 Group Opener

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SHAH ALAM – Malaysia lost 1-2 to Vietnam in a Group 1, AFC U-23 2016 Championship opening match at Shah Alam Stadium tonight. Both teams played an entertaining game with action swinging from one side to another as soon as Australian referee Christopher Beath blew the whistle. Malaysia drew first blood when skipper Nazirul Naim…

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Gopinathan Strikes Later Winner As 10-Man Pahang Beat Yadanarbon FC 3-2

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KUALA LUMPUR – Pahang, playing almost the entire second half with 10-man, managed to beat Myanmar’s Yadanarbon FC 3-2 at the Mandalar Thiri Stadium in an AFC Cup Group G match in Myanmar, last night. Substitute R. Gopinathan was the hero of the Pahang side who were reduced to 10-man from the 55th minute after…

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JDT Get Off To Flying Start, Maul East Bengal 4-1

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JOHOR BAHARU – Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) started their AFC Cup campaign on a high note, defeating Indian side East Bengal 4-1 at the Tan Sri Hassan Yunos Stadium in Larkin here last day. Although without their foreign imports Jorge Pereira Diaz and Luciano Figueroa, who were benched, JDT showed they meant business and scored…

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Tough Draw For M’sian U-22 Football Squad At 2016 AFC Qualifier

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KUALA LUMPUR – The national under-22 (U-22) football squad received a tough draw in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) qualifier which was renamed the AFC U-23 Championship 2016. Based on the draw held at the AFC House in Bukit Jalil, here, Thursday, Razip Ismail’s boys’ will face Japan, Macau and Vietnam in Group I that…

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Malaysia Seal Quarter-Final Berth In 2014 AFC U-16 Football Tournament

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Under-16 football team secured their place in the quarterfinals of the 2014 AFC U-16 Football Championship in Thailand after edging Oman 2-1. In the last group A match held at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Wednesday, the squad also known as Harimau Muda U-16 defeated Oman who failed to win…

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Malasysia Suffer First Defeat In 2014 AFC U-16 Football Championship

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Under-16 football team suffered their first defeat in the 2014 AFC U-16 Football Championship in Thailand after losing 0-1 to South Korea. The squad, also known as Harimau Muda, lost 0-1 to South Korea in their second group A match held at Muangthong Stadium in Bangkok, yesterday. Forward, Lee Seungwoo…

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Malaysia Make Good Start At AFC U-16 Football Tournament

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KUALA LUMPUR – Malaysia’s under 16 (U-16) team kicked-off their campaign with a winning start at the 2014 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Football Championship in Thailand. In the opening Group A match at Muangthong Stadium in Bangkok Saturday, S. Balachandran’s boys pulled off a pleasant surprise by defeating Thailand 1-0. Substitute Muhammad Syazwan Salihin…

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