After reaching their historic first-ever men's hockey final in the Asian Games, Malaysia is now one match away from earning a direct ticket to the 2012 London Olympics if they beat Pakistan for the gold medal in Guangzhou. Malaysian Hockey Federation president Tengku Abdullah Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah, wants the team to put aside the euphoria and celebrations on the 4-3 win over India in the semi-final at the Aoti Hockey Stadium on Tuesday and switch their focus on tomorrow's final against the new-look Pakistan. "We have to forget the fantastic win over India. Let us switch our focus to final. It...

MALAYSIA crashed 0-2 to mighty Japan in a men’s Group A football match at the Huadu Stadium in Guangzhou yesterday. However, the injury-hit Malaysian team managed to keep the score down against the Asian powerhouse. Asian No. 2 Japan are the favourites, having convincingly dispatched of hosts China 3-0 in their opening game on Monday. Japan, fielding their Olympic squad (Under-21) in the Under-23 tournament, got their goals through Kensuke Nagai (26th) and Hotaru Yamaguchi (64th). Malaysia, who edged Kyrgyzstan 2-1 in their opening match, still have a chance to qualify for the round of 16. All they need to is a draw when they...

The deadline for AFC’s Member Associations to return the nomination forms of candidates for the AFC Executive Committee elections for the 24th AFC Congress Agenda passed on November 6, 2010.The elections will be held at the Congress, which takes place on January 6, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The following is a list of positions on the AFC Executive Committee that are up for elections and the candidates who have applied to contest the positions. AFC President Mohamed Bin Hammam S. Al-Abdulla (Qatar) FIFA Vice-President West Zone His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (Jordan) East Zone Dr Chung Mong-Joon (Korea Republic) FIFA Executive Committee Member South Central Zone Vernon Manilal...

Datuk Thanapalan Paul Murugasu passed away Monday morning at the Universiti Hospital di Petaling Jaya. He was 85. Datuk Murugasu who served as the Honorary Secretary of FA of Malaysia secretary from 1980 to 1985, has been bedridden since three years ago. Datuk Murugasu took over as the honorary secretary from another respected administrator, Datuk Kwok Kin Heng. Datuk Paul Mony Samuel replaced Datuk Murugasu in 1985 May his soul rest in peace. God Bless...