Thursday, 28 July 2011

Malaysian fans warming up for the match early

Thousands of Harimau Malaya fans decked in the team colours of yellow and black are now at National Stadium Bukit Jalil to watch the return leg of the Asian Zone World Cup between Malaysia and Singapore.

Fans waved the national flags, continuously sang and cheered for the national team as they waited for the kick-off at 8.45pm.

Many fans said they had arrived early as they expected the national team to win. Nobody entertained any thought of defeat tonight. Singapore beat Malaysia 5-3 in the first-leg.

The sold out match is being carried live on Astro Arena.

Malaysian fan and student Ariane Yasmin Middleton said she left home as early as 2pm to make sure that she would arrive at the match.

“My brothers and I left home early to avoid the traffic,” she told The Star.

She predicted that Harimau Malaya would be able to beat Singapore in tonight's game.
“We are only behind by two goals. It should be no problem,” she said.

Senior manager Khairul Imran Adnan, 49, said he took the day off just for the game.
“I believe they will perform better in Kuala Lumpur.

“Our team has more stamina and I hope they will win tonight,” he noted.

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