Uzbekistan 5 – 0 M’sia, Malaysia Boleh ? Man United should have come to Msia instead

Just checked livescore.com and found out Uzbekistan manage to slot five past our goalie.

I was at Sungei Wang today and noticed quite a number of people who wore the Malaysian jersey. I didn’t know the game was today and i guess it didn’t matter anyway.

God knows why Nike associated themselves with our National team. Their advertisement were undeniably eye-catching. Unfortunately, the players can’t seem to live up to the hype that has been generated.

Can Manchester United still come to Malaysia ? I was really anticipating their arrival till the AFC stepped in. Maybe it’s for the good of our country. Imagine what will happen if Malaysia did play against Man United ?

I will leave it to your own imagination.

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  1. Famous last words….

    We don’t want to be humiliated again, says Norizan

    By ERICS SAMUEL

    PETALING JAYA: Lanky centreback K. Nanthakumar, rightback V. Thirumurugan and striker Indra Putra Mahayuddin are among the notable key changes coach Norizan Bakar is expected to introduce in Malaysia’s starting line-up for the Asian Cup Group C clash against Uzbekistan at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.

    After the opening match debacle against China on Tuesday, Norizan and his men came under fire for the poor tactical discipline, especially in defence in their 1-5 thumping by China.

    “We have been humiliated, hurt and criticised…. we don’t want to go through that agony again … the boys need to respond positively,” said a determined Norizan at a press conference yesterday.

    He said the humiliating defeat was a bitter pill to swallow for him and his charges and they were all hurt by the outcome of the match and also by the heavy criticisms thrown at them by the media, including degrading remarks from the FA of Malaysia’s (FAM) top officials.

    “The boys have feelings and they don’t want to lose. We have worked on the tactical changes and the physical aspect of the team for the high tempo match against Uzbekistan. The players want to raise their game and show a positive approach to do something different against Uzbekistan.

    “There will be changes in the team. Of course, after the humiliating defeat we have to make the necessary corrections,” said Norizan.

    He, however, declined to name the new line-up.

    To show how serious they were for the Uzbekistan game, Norizan brought Nanthakumar along for the press conference and the Perak defender is likely to get the nod over regular Norhafiz Zamani Misbah in central defence.

    Skipper Kaironissam Sahabuddin was also a let-down in central defence but Norizan is expected to pair him with Nanthakumar while Thirumurugan is set to replace Fauzie Nan.

    The core players in midfield are likely to be retained except for Sharulnizam Mustapha, who is likely to be replaced by Eddie Helmi Abdul Manan. Mohd Shukor Adan, Fadzli Saari and Mohd Hardi Jaafar are expected to start.

    Indra, who scored the consolation goal against China, should get the nod over the ineffective Hairuddin Omar while Azizon Kadir should remain in goal.

    Norizan added: “The players have put the heavy defeat to China behind them. They are now eager to make amends.

    “I am glad they are showing the willingness to learn and come out to redeem themselves.”

    For Uzbekistan, they will be boosted by the return of Dynamo Kiev striker Maksim Shatskikh, who was suspended for the Iran match on Wednesday. The Uzbeks lost 1-2.

    On the match against Malaysia, coach Rauf Inileyev said: “I think Malaysia will improve against Uzbekistan because they are out to prove they can do better, and also they are the hosts.”

  2. i’m one of those die hard man united fan. yeap. true. man utd should come instead. brighten up the clouds left by malaysian football team. well, tengku abdullah had jus resigned from the FAM post. it’s a smart move i persumed. =) nice blog. chill.

  3. Shadowfox: I too was reading that and thought they would really turn around. Unfortunately it didn’t happen at all -_-”

    Chee Hsien: hehehe yeah :D

    voch: don’t ask me man. i remembered watching Malaysia VS China during the qualification for WC06 back in Penang and that Msian team was not bad. They gave China a run for their money.

    Gallivanter: hahaha i think Iran wouldn’t want to be left out too in the 5 goal frenzy :P

    kennethwongpk: sigh, it will be a while for Man United to return to Msia. Yeah read the headlines in the papers today. Now i wonder what will happen during the game against Iran. Thanks for your compliment ;)