Football Association of Malaysia

24 July 2017
Malaysia qualified for the AFC Under-23 Championship in China for the first time over the weekend, bringing cheer to football fans in the country. Here FourFourTwo looks at five other times there were something to cheer about in Malaysian football in recent years.
Two month-long breaks in 2017, outside of the post-season holidays, resulted in a tight fixture list for Malaysia Super League (MSL) teams. Such a common issue in Malaysian football over the years, will it improve in 2018?
21 July 2017
“Hail King James” was the headline splashed across the backpage of The Star in Malaysia on April 7, 1980. It wasn't the first time it had been used, but it had never been more apt after James Wong scored the goal to defeat South Korea – yes, South Korea – to send his nation to the 1980 Olympics.
10 July 2017
The old club vs country row has cropped up once again, forcing the Malaysia under-22 side to shelve plans of starting a centralised training camp on July 5 ahead of the AFC Under-23 qualifiers in Bangkok from July 19-23. It has also derailed ambitious SEA Games gold medal aspirations…
29 June 2017
Nelo Vingada has had a baptism of fire in Malaysian football since becoming head coach of the national team in May, but as he told FourFourTwo, outside criticism doesn't bother him one bit...
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24 June 2017
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have confirmed they have received an official letter from organisers of the proposed ASEAN Super League (ASL) stating the largely maligned competition won’t be going ahead.
23 June 2017
In part one of our chat with new Malaysia coach Nelo Vingada, he stated his belief Malaysia can qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup despite an opening game setback at the hands of Lebanon on June 13.
22 June 2017
Defending champions Thailand will start the 2017 SEA Games as hot favourites for gold, but Malaysia under-22 coach Ong Kim Swee has plans in place to try to upset the formbook and repeat the success he enjoyed back in 2011, as he told Vijhay Vick...
20 June 2017
Last week Malaysia lost their first match under the tutelage of new coach Nelo Vingada. While some criticism could be expected in a football country that often has unrealistically high hopes, the reaction has been way over the top, argues John Duerden...
In Part I of our interview with Malaysian legend Zainal Abidin Hassan, we travelled back to his renowned playing days. In Part II, we explore his transition into the coaching ranks, his successes and his biggest challenge...

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