Thursday, March 24, 2011
…….FOOTBALL IN MALAYSIA ……
There are 3 most important trophies to be won by the teams and clubs in Malaysia football competition which are Malaysia super league, Malaysia Cup, Malaysia FA Cup.
Malaysian Super League
Malaysia Super League (Liga Super Malaysia) is the top flight of football in Malaysia and its replaced the M-League (Liga-M) as the highest division a professional football team in Malaysia can participate in. The league is currently named Astro Super League Malaysia (Astro Liga Super Malaysia in Malay).
Introduced in 2004, the Super League catered only to the top eight football teams in the country. The bottom two teams at the end of the season will be relegated to the Malaysia Super League. The Football club also decided to privatize the league and created MSL Sendirian Berhad (or MSL Proprietary Limited) to oversee the marketing aspects of the game. The league used to have eight teams and teams would play three rounds of matches (21 matches in total). The first two rounds were played on a home/away format while the third round would be hosted by the stadium which had the bigger attendance during the first two rounds.
A football league competition involving the representative sides of the state football associations was first held in Malaysia in 1979. When it began, it was intended primarily as a qualifying tournament for the final knock-out stages of the Malaysia Cup. It was not until 1982 that a League Cup was introduced to recognize the winners of the preliminary stage as the league champions. Over the years, the league competition has gained important stature in its own right.
Initially the only teams only allowed to participate in the league were the state FAs, teams representing the Armed Forces and the Police, and teams representing the neighboring countries of Singapore and Brunei (though the Football Association of Singapore pulled out of the Malaysian League after the 1994 season following a dispute with the Football Association of Malaysia over gate receipts, and has not been involved since). In recent years, top Malaysian club teams have also been admitted to the league competition.
The Malaysia Cup (Piala Malaysia) is an yearly asscociation tournament in Malaysia. It is currently the longest-running football contest in Asia. The competition is currently played at the end of each year's football season, and is contested by the 16 most successful teams in Malaysia's football league that year.
The tournament began in 1921, when it was called the Malaya Cup. The original trophy was presented by the officers and men of a British Battleship, the HMS Malaya. When the league began, it was intended primarily as a qualifying tournament for the Malaysia Cup. However over the years, the league competition has gained important stature in its own right. In 2003, Selangor became the first club team to win the cup.
FA Cup Malaysia
The FA Cup Malaysia (Piala FA Malaysia) is a national knock-out football contest organized by the Football Association of Malaysia. The tournament was introduced during the Semi-Pro League era in 1990. The first winner of the competition is Perak FA who knocks Selangor FA 4-2 in the final at the Merdeka Stadium. KL.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
It's obvious! Japan is the biggest powerhouse in Asia region. It is proven since the Kublai Khan era when Kublai Khan and his Mongolian army wants to take over Japan but the country of the rising sun was protected by the tsunami that has washed away all the army forces. The US army was afraid of the Japanese in the World War ll. Even had been blown away by atom boms (Hiroshima and Nagasaki),their economy are still at steady state. p/s: if the bom hits Malaysia,haih~ i think we're gonna go back outside the civilization for ages! no offense.heee :) But in the final match of the Asian Cup,it was not that awesome.huhu. Both Japan and Australia we're too carefully played. Unlike Brazil or the Germans. But in the end a goal from Tadanari Lee settled the score and the Blue Samurai is the champion of Asia once again!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
1. The only unbeaten team at the 1974 World Cup was Scotland, despite which, they still went out in the first round as their goal difference, from their one win and two draws, was less than both Yugoslavia and Brazil.
2. The youngest player to appear at the World Cup was Norman Whiteside who was 17 years and 41 days old when he took the field for Northern Ireland versus Yugoslavia in 1982.
3. The youngest player to appear in the World Cup Final was Pele who was 17 years and 249 days old when he was part of the Brazil team who beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958.
4. The shortest World Cup career goes to Marcelo Trobbiani of Argentina who spent a grand total of just one minute on the pitch after coming on as a substitute in the 1986 final. It was his only ever appearance at the World Cup.
5. England’s third goal in the 1966 final, irrespective of what some believe, did not cross the line and should not have counted as a goal!
6. The 500th goal in the World Cup finals was scored by Bobby Collins of Scotland during their 3-2 defeat against Paraguay in 1958.
7. Roger Milla, of Cameroon, is the oldest player to feature at the World Cup, he was 42 years and 39 days old when he played against Russia in 1994. He also scored that day to become the oldest goal scorer. Worryingly, a member of the Cameroon delegation claimed that Milla was actually over 46!
8. The first example of a father selecting his son to play at the World Cup happened in 1966 when Uruguay coach Ondino Viera selected son Milton Viera.
9. The only time that East Germany met West Germany in a game of football happened at the 1974 World Cup. East Germany ran out 1-0 victors; West Germany went on to win the World Cup that year!
10. Belgium’s first choice goalkeeper at the 1982 World Cup was Jean-Marie Pfaff but, because of a misdemeanour, he was dropped after their third game. He was replaced by Theo Custers for the next game, but after they had lost by 3 goals to Poland he was never capped again – quite literally ‘Custers’ last stand’.
11. One of the big stars of the 1990 World Cup was Rene Higuita, the Colombia goalkeeper. He would have been one of the big stars of the 1994 World Cup but missed out because he was in jail on charges of kidnapping.
12. The only player to appear at the World Cup finals whilst playing for an Irish club was Patrick Joseph ‘Felix’ Healey. He played for Northern Ireland in 1982 while employed with Irish club Coleraine.
13. The first World Cup match to be televised was the Hungary versus Brazil match on 27th June 1954. Hungary won 4-2.
14. Juan Ignacio Basaguren became the first substitute to score in the World Cup finals when he put the ball in the back of the net during Mexico’s 4-0 victory against El Salvador in 1970.
15. During the 1990 World Cup, the Italian goalkeeper Walter Zenga went an impressive 517 minutes without conceding a goal.
16. Bolivia had to wait a total of 64 years for their first goal at the World Cup finals. They first appeared at the World Cup in 1930 and didn’t qualify again until 1994; Erwin Sanchez scored the goal in a 3-1 loss to Spain.
17. When Brazil took to the field against Yugoslavia at the 1930 World Cup, they did so with a total of 10 players who had never been capped before. Four years later Argentina fielded 10 new caps against Sweden.
18. There was a grand total of 28 red cards dished out at the 2006 World Cup. On the subject of red cards, Argentina’s Claudio Caniggia was sent off at the 2002 World Cup despite not actually playing.
19. Emerson, who was captain of Brazil, missed out on the 2002 World Cup after damaging his shoulder while ‘mucking’ about during training.
20. Scotland have qualified for the World Cup finals on 8 occasions; they have never qualified through from the first rounds. Pretty poor showing but they did score one of the best World Cup goals ever – every cloud has a silver lining.