Why Malaysia Will Never Win The World Cup


Argentina’s defeat in the World Cup was unexpected by many.  But, I wasn’t disappointed they lost, but rather in the manner they lost.  Maybe a lapse in judgment, or their inability to play well… The Argentinian’s were just simply outclassed by the Germans in so many ways.  Frankly speaking, Argentina never deserved to win, and I hate seeing them play in this World Cup.  They join Spain, Brazil, Holland and England which all produce results, but suck in their game.  Alright, maybe Brazil did show a spell of brilliance in the last two games, and so did Holland (against Brazil), but if you compare their performance with the Germans, South Africa and even the US where football is called ‘soccer’, you’d also feel that the World Cup would be more exciting if South Africa, Germany, USA and probably South Korea and Japan were in the finals.

Okay, I’m speaking for myself, but I enjoy watching matches which are exciting and full of attacking football.  Not those defensive plays like Italy or shameless France.  These so called ‘world champs’ only want to win, but their games are just dead boring.  I guess, that’s why I always change the team I support when the World Cup draws near.  Four years ago, I was all over Brazil due to their Samba beauty, but this year… I rooted for South Africa and Holland as I believed they’d be playing interesting football.  I supported US along the way as they proved exciting, but I dismissed Englands hope from the start.  Holland dissapointed me enormously till they met Brazil, while South Africa.. Ahhh.. what a pity.

As for Malaysia… Are you rooting for them to be in the World Cup? Like, seriously?

Well, with all due respect, Malaysia will play in the World Cup when they organize it, but Malaysia will never win the World Cup.  Malaysian players have the ability. I never doubted that, but as much as I hate saying it, politics plays a HUGE role in Malaysian football.  Our local league is topsy-turby with decision made to change it every year, and I can say that the Malaysian public has been, and is still very dissapointed in how Malaysian football is managed, and calls by the people have been ignored.

I’ve seen over the years how young students with huge talent go wasted, only to play good football at school level, but end up doing nothing related to the game after they leave school.  There is need for a youth development plan to help these talented footballers play better football, and give them the opportunity to be professional when they finish their studies, but unfortunately, Malaysia is ignoring, if not taking these youth programs lightly.  Germany is investing big bucks in football youth programs, and now, I bet the whole world can see where Germany is at in international football.

As for Malaysia, we normally excel in football when we send in our schooling kids to compete, but then we falter when these kids reach their twenties.  This to me proves that the talent is there, but it is all being ignored and wasted.  What’s worst is that some of this gracious young footballers skip class to represent their country, and end up NOT excelling both academically and in football due to poor management.

Em, since Malaysian Education is so into these certificate and paperwork thingy, why not Malaysia be the first to set up a university offering certificate, Diploma, Degree and Phd in Football? We could call it Universiti Bolasepak Malaysia (UniBOM).  That way, we can at least claim to the world that Malaysian football is recognized with players in degree.  Ahhh.. okay, I’m being sarcastic 😛

Malaysia to win the World Cup?? Lets try to qualify first.


  1. It’s my dream to see Malaysia playing in the World Cup. No doubt we actually have a lot of talented footballers. We actually have some youngsters playing in a semi-pro/amateur leagues in other countries, developing their skills and talent, and I doubt it they will come back and play in the Malaysian League.

  2. Germany spent hundreds of millions in Youth Football development, more than double spent in England and Italy. Which is why they get young players to cover all the time. Germany squad in World Cup 2010 is among the youngest. Imagine Muller is only 20 and he plays much much better than Defoe and Rooney! Even Lahm with such experience is only 26.

    That explains why Bundesliga may not be a favourite place for many star players but the league is indeed a platform for their national team development.

    And if you look at Liga Malaysia, all they care is whether money can come in since FAM or government is not willing to spend much in sports (perhaps they know it would not bear fruits).

    Having said that, I would be very very very happy if Malaysia win the Asian Cup! Never mind the World Cup, being top in Asia is good enough!

  3. I think aside from that, another problem is that parents these days rather spend their money on their kids in tuition & studies instead of sports. They see sports (or other media related stuff) as a waste of time, I’ve seen too many potential talents being wasted (including myself), sad =

  4. Pazuzu:
    Malaysia Boleh!

    Yeah, thats the thing. Malaysia pun susah mok maju 🙁

    Hahaha.. I know, Asia Cup is soo difficult. World Cup is a dream..

    Im sorry to hear that about you.. but I hope that the gov policy on sports will change in the future.

  5. UniBOM, so funny. But I like the idea! Would you believe me if I say I’ve been researching the matter from an economic point of view, and hopefully do a paper on it next sem? (How nerdy!) It started out as a project to increase kickboxing status here, but I don’t see why I can’t do it for bolasepak as well, haha.

    I think we have to be patient. I found out that only recently had rugby been an elite game around here. Around 30 years ago, all rugby players had dayjobs to pay the bills, and play rugby on the side so big matches had to be played when the players are not at their day jobs. Nowadays if you’re just a normal player you still earn at least $160,000 per year. This is not even the highest paid job in Australia, although it is one of the most glamourous job! If you’re a good enough player and become famous, you might be able to earn advertising money on the side.

    So I guess it’s much like our players now where most of them have dayjobs. Hopefully in 30 years time, we’d be able to vamp up Malaysian Bolasepak scene. 😉

  6. we should record the street parties held in malaysia n give a copy 2 FAM,with a note; tengok macam mana orang kita tengah seronok,ini adalah orang malaysia menyokong negara lain,bilakah orang malaysia akan menyokong malaysia dalam pertandingan bola sepak?

    saya rasa,bila FAM dibubarkan dan bila HFAM(Honest Football Association Malaysia)ditubuhkan.


  7. Gloria:
    Ahhh.. You are doing a paper on spots? That good! Well, lets just hope it doesn’t take too long for Malaysia football. We have had the sports for over 40 years.. and look where we are? *sad*

    Hmm… well, I am kind of wondering why associate street parties with football.

  8. I wish Malaysia while playing on the WORLD CUP we wish there has a heavy rain so Malaysian teams can play very very well so play football waterball in the WORLD CUP and good scoring goals hahahahaha malaysia . MALAYSIA like it very much to play wet football on the field hahaha what a joke !!!Really not joking they played under a rainny season it was good very good passing , assisting , controlling , dribbling and more

  9. i think the main problem why malaysia will never excel in football is because the sultan is on the way……….Sultan sometimes chose wrong decisions but no one can get him get right coz he is sultan!!! Mark my word, once the sultan isn’t controlling the FAM the malaysia will success!!!


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