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Bend It Like Bedi 25 Jan 2015 | 7:16 PM

The politics of FIFA's Golden Ball

THERE is really a lot of politics involved when it comes to voting for FIFA's Ballon d'Or - the best football player in the world.

Bend It Like Bedi 03 Nov 2013 | 8:19 AM

Tighten the rules

FIFA should make it harder for players to switch their national allegiances

The Gaffer 18 Apr 2015 | 6:19 PM

Ranking and development

The Malaysian national team is currently ranked 164 in the world and there are suggestions that we are worse off than teams like Timor Leste and Bhutan who have leapfrogged us.

The Gaffer 29 Jun 2014 | 6:04 PM

FIFA World Cup 2014: Mexican passion meets Dutch tactics

THE World Cup 2014 is now in the do-or-die stages for the 16 teams. You lose and you board the plane home. So one can expect all the match-ups to be feisty. So far, Brazil and Colombia have qualified for the quarter-finals.

The Gaffer 24 May 2014 | 1:42 PM

The Gaffer’s 2013-2014 season review

THE football season has just ended. Actually, it has yet to end! We have the UEFA Champions League final this Sunday and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil next month.

The Gaffer 08 Jul 2014 | 6:03 PM

World Cup 2014: Brazil to nick it 2-1

FOUR games left in the 2014 World Cup. And it has been a mesmerising three weeks since the first kickoff on June 8. You cannot get a more blockbuster cast in the semi-finals than this one with Brazil, Germany, Argentina and The Netherlands.

Bend It Like Bedi 12 Jan 2014 | 3:48 PM

An interesting year ahead

The biggest sporting event of this year is definitely the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The Gaffer 21 Mar 2015 | 8:52 PM

A case for the away goals rule

English clubs Arsenal and Chelsea did not qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League after they lost out on away goals. Many have asked if it’s time for the rule to be abolished.

The Gaffer 14 Jan 2017 | 1:45 AM

Don't block the limelight

The world is in awe with Mohd Faiz Subri's award-winning goal but some Malaysians tried to take the shine off his achievement.

The Gaffer 27 Nov 2016 | 7:15 AM

The rise of the Garuda, the fall of the Tigers

It was no surprise that Malaysia failed to make it to the semifinal stages of the AFF Cup