Subkhiddin Mohd Salleh will feature as the man in the middle, the first ever Malaysian to officiate a World Cup match. The two previous representatives, the late Mejar Abdul Halim Abdul Hamid and Mat Lazim Awang Hamad, were assistant referees.
Read The Star here and Haresh Deol's tribute here
Former FA of Malaysia (FAM) general secretary and a member of the 1971 pre-Olympics squad, Datuk Dell Akbar Khan Hyder Khan, will be based in Durban as the FIFA venue security officer while Dr Gurucharan Singh is a member of the FIFA medical committee.
Dell and loose cannon
Dell, a former Selangor right-back who featured in the Seoul pre-Olympics in 1971, is the first ever former international to be accorded an appointment at the most prestigious football extravaganza. His job in Durban will be to work with the local police to ensure the security aspects are done according to the FIFA regulations. The former KL chief of police is also a member of the FIFA stadium and security committee headed by Japan's Junji Ogura. Also a member of the committee is Serbia's Ivan Curkovic, former St Etienne goalkeeper.
Overseeing the overall aspect of organisation is Windsor John, as the general co-ordinator of all the venues. He was the man who called the shots on the night Zinedine Zidane was sent-off for that headbutt in Berlin four years ago.
Read loose cannon's posting on the Confederations Cup last year here