Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Malaysian in Brazil

Badrul Hisham

Malaysia will be represented in the futsal FIFA World Cup in Brazil on Sept 30-Oct 19…Wishful thinking eh?

Well, the Malaysian team may not have qualified for the finals but our representative comes in the form of referee Badrul Hisham Kalam.

It is a historic occasion because Badrul is the first Malaysian to be accorded the honour. Out of 32 referees, seven are from Asia, three from Africa, five from Central and North America, eight from Latin America and eight from Europe plus one from Oceania. (Badrul is not the first. As abang_manja pointed out, it was Nik Ahmad Yaakub, who officiated in the 1996 edition in Spain)

I wish him well and that Badrul, attached to the Armed Forces, passes the fitness test on Sept 24.

His track record is quite impressive.

He refereed the AFC Asian Championship final between Iran and Japan in Osaka in 2007, and has officiated in the Taiwan Invitational, the Asian Indoor games in Macau, the Korat SEA Games, the AFC Asian Championship in Uzbekistan in 2006. The latest assignment is another feather in his cap.

He will celebrate Eidul Fitr in Rio de Janeiro then.

4 comments:

utterly bored said...

Dear Rizal,

When are we ever going to stop waxing lyricals on match officials going to world cup tournaments, malaysia has been doing that even before you became a sportswriter. so whats the big deal, this is no longer newsworthy man. But then what the hell, its just a blog, so i guess anything goes.

Abang_hot said...

Referee Malaysia, (Sarjan Halim France 1998, Mat Lazim Korea & Jepun 2002 dan Badrul Futsal Brazil 2008) telah beraksi pada Piala Dunia. Ini bermakna, referee Malaysia adalah antara yang terbaik di dunia.

Malangnya, walaupun dunia memberi pengiktirafan, peminat di Malaysia kerap memperlekeh-lekehkan kewibawaan mereka.

Buat para pemain, bila pula anda semua mahu menjejakkan kaki ke Piala Dunia?
JIka pengadil yang kerap anda panggil dengan sebutan-sebutan yang tidak enak seperti kayu, bo***, bah***, ras*** dsbnya telah mencatat nama di Piala Dunia, anda yang mengaku cerdik, bijak dan bagus itu pula bila nak pi main Piala Dunia?

Abang_Manja said...

Supaya tidak menjadi satu kesilapan fakta dalam lipatan sejarah Futsal di Malaysia, Badrul Hisham bukanlah rakyat Malaysia yang pertama mengadili Futsal Piala Dunia.

Untuk rekod, di Sepanyol pada 1996, Nik Ahmad Hj. Yaakub merupakan rakyat Malaysia pertama dilantik sebagai Pengadil Futsal Piala Dunia

rizal hashim said...

abang_manja, saya minta maaf. Benar Tuan Nik kita pergi ke Segovia pada 1996. Kesilapan saya. Ketika itu juga FAM menghantar pasukan bola sepak kebangsaan untuk bermain bola sepak dalam dewan manakala jurulatihnya Vic Hermans. Terima kasih.