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Saturday, April 25, 2009

FA Cup Final 2009

The FA Cup Final at National Stadium Bukit Jalil today 25 April 2009. The first major cup to be grabbed by local football teams in Malaysia. Kelantan came after 39 years missing the final compared to Selangor who can be said as regulars. 

So the match is between 
SELANGOR (The Red Giants)
and 
KELANTAN 
The atmosphere at the National Sports Complex is a hive of activities. Stalls selling souvenirs especially team T shirts were set up and fom the look it was painted red. It is obvious that there are more red than yellow since both teams have red as their common colours. The two pictures above tell its own story =  the comparison.
Home made horns for sale
TM too as the main sponsor organised the TM Syok Bola Carnival next to the food court in the morning creating the excitement of the finals later in the evening. There were cage futsal and drawing contest for school childrens. 
Later in the evening

Things gets even busier. Crowds start to congregate and mostly the Kelantan supporters seems flood the whole area. Looks like the red tide flowing into the National Sports Complex arriving in droves especially out of the LRT station.
Security at the gates. Even with this security there are still crackers being lit in the stadium. 
Dikir Barat entertained the crowd before the kick off.  
A foreigner family too came to support the Kelantan Team. This comply with the Malay proverb, "Di mana bumi di pijak di situ langit dijunjung"
Training em young
Security on patrol
It is not complete if there are no face painting.

The game ended with a 1-1 draw and the winner was decided on pelanty kicks. 

SELANGOR 1 (4)    KELANTAN 1 (1)


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