Saturday, November 7, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
1. The poor state of affairs of the State FAs and the FA of Malaysia (FAM); Too many businessmen and politicians interference in football management. FAM is in constant denial. It is unable to think out of the box. The structure of football management by FAM has too many weaknesses.
2. The lack of proper development programmes at grassroots levels in districts and schools; We do not have a proper development plans to groom junior players. If we look at successful clubs in other countries, they have very comprehensive and systematic development plans for their clubs. The clubs start developing their players from the age of 12. These clubs are the foundation of the national teams' development. National players are usually picked from the clubs based on their performance while playing for their clubs. A country that has a successful local soccer league would usually have a successful national team.
3. The low standard of the M-League. We need the league in order to groom and select players for the national and the national youth teams. We have the money, we have the facility and we have the expertise but what is sorely lacking is the proper and systematic development of the game. In other words, we do not have proper human resource development plans.
The fact that the format of the local league changes almost every other year does not help. In fact, in the good old days, when our soccer standard at its peak, was when the premier league was played among state teams while clubs played in lower leagues.
4. No quality players. Players should be working hard to improve on their individual skills. Our national footballers either have one or none of the critical attributes required to bring success for our nation. A few Malaysian footballers might be skillful, but lacked the fitness or the mentality. Or they might have the skills and fitness but lacked discipline.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
i just roughly write about this topic.
can u all give me summore info.
Succinctly described by the great Brazilian Pele as ‘the beautiful game’, football is the only sport in the world which can be accurately defined as a global phenomenon. In 175 countries, football is considered the national sport, representing roughly 90% of the world’s nations. This nominal commitment to football is matched by the world population’s dedication, with statistics indicating a cumulative audience of 30 billion plus for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany, and well over a billion tuning in for the Final between Italy and France.
Moreover, football’s popularity is by no means a modern development. Writing in 1928, J.B. Priestley eloquently defined its appeal to previous generations by stating ‘to say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink’.
Even religion and politics are not exempt from football’s sphere of influence. The former is clearly evidenced in the creation of the Iglesia Maradoniana in Argentina; a Church devoted to the legendary Diego Maradona (who led Argentina to the World Cup in 1986) and now counts 15,000 people as members. Similarly in political affairs, the Football War between El Salvador and Honduras in June 1969 was so-called because it followed rioting which broke out after El Salvador eliminated Honduras to reach the 1970 World Cup finals.
However, football’s popularity and far-reaching significance can fundamentally be explained by its beauty as a spectacle, stemming from some very basic rules and an ocean of intricate details which add something extra. To properly get to grips with all of this and get into the beautiful game, read on and enjoy!
Definition of Football
Football is any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal.
At its core, football is a game with two teams of eleven players, played over the course of 90 minutes. This period is split into two 45-minute halves. The objective of the game is to score more ‘goals’ than the opposition. The term ‘goal’ refers to two areas either side of the pitch, each one defended by one of the teams. A ‘goal’ is scored by depositing the ball into the opponent’s area.
Introduction to Malaysian Football
The Malaysia national football team is the national team of Malaysia and is controlled by the Football Association of Malaysia.
The Malaysian national team are nicknamed the Tigers, as the tiger is a national symbol of Malaysia. Their main regional rivalries are against Singapore (which are nicknamed the Lions) and Indonesia. Before 1963, the team represented the Federation of Malaya and was known as the Malaya National Football Team.
Before the establishment of Malaysia in September 16, 1963, the Malaysia national football team was known as Malaya national football team. The team was very well known in the early 1950s to 1960s as one of the Asian footballing giants along with South Korea. Malaya's biggest achievement in football was becoming the bronze medalist in 1962 Asian Games held in Jakarta, Indonesia after defeating South Vietnam 4-1. This team boasted luminaries such as Abdul Ghani Minhat (nicknamed "Raja Bola" or "King of the Ball"), Arthur Koh, G. Govindaraju, Robert Choe, Edwin Dutton and Stanley Gabriel.
After the establishment of the Malaysian Federation in September 16, 1963, the team until today is known as the Malaysia national football team. The glory of this team continued after the establishment of Malaysia, with notable players such as Namat Abdullah and Shaharuddin Abdullah, Wong Fook Chuan, N. Thanabalan, Zulkifki Norbit and captain Abdullah Nordin. Malaysia qualified for 1972 Olympics in Munich, conquering Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Philippines en route. Two years later, Malaysia national football team won their second bronze medal in 1974 Asian Games after defeating North Korea 2-1. The team continued its glory after qualifying twice in a row for the AFC Asian Cup in 1976 and 1980.
This era saw the rise of a generation of now legendary players, led from the front by the thunderous striker Mokhtar Dahari, centreback pairing of Santokh Singh and Soh Chin Aun (deemed one of the best centreback pairs in Asia in the 70s) and R. Arumugam, affectionately known as "Spiderman" for his agility, in goal.
Malaysia would qualify for the Olympics for a second time, this time at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, but would later boycot the tournament. Nonetheless, Malaysia would still produce quality players like "the world's first overlapping centreback" Serbegeth Singh (or Shebby Singh as he's now known), Zainal Abidin Hassan, Dollah Salleh and Lim Teong Kim, who played for Hertha Berlin in Germany in 1988.
However, the glory fell like a house of cards in 1994 as Malaysian football was embroiled in one of the biggest bribery scandals in the country. Many star players like Matlan Marjan and Azizol Abu Haniffah were involved the corruption scandal that destroyed the credibility of Malaysian football. High-profile players who survived, such as Azman Adnan and Khairul Azman Mohamed to inspire cult followings, but the game had been badly hit.
The 2000s saw the arrival of Muhamad Khalid Jamlus (a trialist with Eintracht Frankfurt), Akmal Rizal Ahmad Rakhli (once signed to RC Strasbourg) and Indra Putra Mahayuddin, among others, but for all their European connections, still failed to generate a mainstream interest in national football.
The decline of the Malaysian national team comes in tandem with the decline of its domestic leagues. Many Malaysian fans point to the bribery scandal of 1994 as the catalyst, but the popularity of subscription TV has also led Malaysia's large footballing viewership away from live domestic matches to pre-recorded high-profile European games. With the dearth of mainstream interest and starvation of funds, Malaysian football today is miles away from its glorious days of the 1970s and 1980s.
Merdeka Cup is an annual football tournament held in order to celebrate anniversary of Malaysia's independence. The tournament has been started since 1957 and is the oldest football competition in Asia. However, since 1988 until 2007, it was only win by 7 times..
Year - Winner
1957 - Hongkong
1958 - Malaya
1959 - Malaya
1960 - Malaya and South Korea (shared)
1965 -South Korea and Taiwan (shared)
1966 -South Vietnam
1967 -South Korea and Burma (shared)
1970 -South Korea
1972 -South Korea
1975 -South Korea
1977 -South Korea
1978 -South Korea
1979 -South Korea and Malaysia (shared)
1982 -Santa Catarina
1983 -Selección de Primera B (Argentina)
1984 -South Korea
1985 -South Korea
1987 -Czechoslovakia Olympic
1988 -Hamburger SV
1991 -Admira Wacker (Austria)
2000 -New Zealand
2007 -Malaysia U-23
2008 -Vietnam U-23
Info on Malaysian team standing from year 1993.
Highest FIFA ranking: 75 (August 1993)
Lowest FIFA ranking: 170 (April 2008)
'93 : 79th
'94 : 89th
'95 : 106th
'96 : 96th
'97 : 87th
'98 : 113th
'99 : 117th
'00 : 107th
'01 : 111th
'02 : 128th
'03 : 116th
'04 : 120th
'05 : 123rd
'06 : 152nd
'07 : 159th
'08 : 156th
Jan : 158th
Feb : 161st
Mar : 161st
Apr : 161st
Jun : 159th
Jul : 157th
Aug : 152nd
Oct : 150th
From the recent news, Malaysian football team fixed their ranking in FIFA International Ranking from 156th last year, to 150th, according to latest ranking released by the world football's governing body.
Objective of the topics
The objective of this topic is :
1 . To analyze the achievement of National Football Team.
2 . To find the causes of downfall of National Football Team
3. To discuss the steps to be taken for the National Football Team to improve and attain success in the future.
Solution to improve Malaysian Football Perfomance
To solve this problem, Malaysia have to increased the quantity and quality of the football player. This is because the quality will come from the quantity. That is the ‘law of average’.
To make the players more experienced, we have to make more competition at the school, university, state etc level.
FAM also can take further steps such as giving the sponsorship to the potential player and support them to go abroad to the football academies to give them more exposure. From this programs, they can get more experienced because exposure lead to expansion.
Ministry of Education and Ministry of Sports, Youth and Culture must work together and introduce physical education as a compulsory subject with exams starting from primary level. Each student will have a PE record and teachers will monitor the physical abilities of each students from the early age of 7 until 17. From this, we can discover the basic athletic abilities for any sport from students. Any kid can say they like to play or can play football but we don't know whether they have the physical ability to excel in the sport. Skills and technique can be polished but muscles have to be built.
State FA's and FAM MUST encourage retiring players to take up coaching license and serve their state employers schools as the head coach for the school's football team. Talent scouting from FAs or FAM is just not enough.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
The advantage we have is that Malaysian love football, and if we are able to reorganize ourselves, put a solid short term and long term plan in place, then we can be among the top ten in Asia. However, organization is the operating key word.