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Malaysians giving their all for SEA Games football final

DEMAM BOLA SEPAK

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SHAH ALAM — Aug. 28, 2017: Local supporters began the queue at the Shah Alam Stadium as early as 10 pm yesterday to avoid disappointment in getting tickets to the men’s football final between Malaysia and Thailand tomorrow night.

Thousands formed long queues at the counters which were only opened at 11am today.

According to a statement from the KL2017 Secretariat, tickets will not be sold online. Tickets for Thailand’s supporters are sold at the Malawati Stadium.

A check by Bernama here found that there were supporters who came with sleeping bags and mats to the stadium grounds last night.

Hasani Hassan said he and nine others arrived at the stadium at 2am.

“It’s quite normal for us to sleep at the stadium. Whether it rains or not, I still want to get the tickets.

“As a Malaysian, I will certainly give strong support (to Malaysia) even if I have to endure the long queue,” he said proudly.

Another supporter, Badrul Hisham Abdullah, said he would not miss the opportunity to watch the game.

“I was willing to drive from Kuala Lumpur early this morning as I was made to understand the tickets would not be sold online.”

The match is scheduled to start at 8.45pm.

Earlier, it was decided that the Bukit Jalil National Stadium would be the venue but this was changed to Shah Alam as preferred by the team and the Football Association of Malaysia.

Malaysia beat Indonesia 1-0 in the semifinal on Saturday night while Thailand beat Myanmar also by 1-0.

 

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