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MOHAMED HAMMAM OPENS FIFA GOAL WORKSHOP

KUALA LUMPUR (Mar 26, 2002) – FIFA Exco Member and Goal Bureau Chairman, Mohamed Hammam Al-Abdulla officially opened the FIFA Goal Workshop here today. In his opening address, Mohamed said that the FIFA Goal Project, which was initiated by FIFA president Joseph Blatter four years ago, has already reached 117 countries. » Full Story

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PORTUGUESE DELIGHT FOR VIETNAM TIGER CUP SQUAD
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VAN HANH IS FIRST KEEPER TO WIN GOLDEN BALL AWARD
HO CHI MINH CITY (Mar 7, 2002) – For the first time in the history of Vietnam football, a goalkeeper has won the coveted Golden Ball award, the top honours in the country. Vo Van Hanh, custodian for V-League giants, Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA), beat four other contenders to win the annual award.More

HARRIS NAMES SQUAD FOR CENTRALISED TRAINING
PETALING JAYA (Mar 5, 2002) – Malaysian coach Allan Harris selected a team comprising mainly players from the SEA Games squad for the first phase of centralised training for several tournaments, including the Tiger Cup, later this year. Apart from the biennial Tiger Cup, the Malaysian team is also due to take part in the Asian Games in Pusan this September.More

UNANIMOUS SUPPORT FOR PRINCE ABDULLAH
PETALING JAYA (Mar 3, 2002) – All 10 member nations of the Asean Football Federation (AFF) today unanimously agreed to nominate HRH Prince Abdullah for the AFC Vice-President post at its elections later this year. Representatives of the 10 member countries today voiced their support for the Prince, who is also the Deputy President of the FA of Malaysia and chairman of its technical committee, at the AFF Congress held here today.More

NO CONTEST AT AFF ELECTIONS
PETALING JAYA (Mar 3, 2002) – AFF president, Tengku Tan Sri Ahmad Rithaudeen, was among the incumbents who retained their posts unopposed at the elections during the AFF Congress here today. There were no contests for any of the positions. More

10-MAN MYANMAR CAPTURES UNDER-17 TITLE
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INDONESIA SNEAK TO THIRD SPOT
PETALING JAYA (Mar 2, 2002) – Indonesia sneaked a 55th minute goal to beat Malaysia 1-0 for the third spot in the AFF Under-17 football tournament at the MPPJ Stadium here today. The only goal of the match was netted by Imam Agustian. The silky midfielder collected a cross from Tomi to beat Malaysian keeper Mohd Nasril Mohd Nourdin.More

MYANMAR GOAL-SCORING MACHINE A THREAT TO LAOS
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INDONESIA PROTEST OVER AGE OF MYANMAR PLAYERS
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