Football in Malaysia
Football is unquestionably the number one sport in Malaysia, a country that has a long history of international footballing activity: qualification for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich; third place at the final competition of the 1974 Asian Cup of Nations in Iran; winners of the Merdeka tournament in 1974, defeating Korea Republic in the final; winners of the Merdeka tournament in 1976, overcoming Japan in the final. Malaysia also qualified for the 1980 Olympic Football Tournament in Moscow, and as the host nation of the 1997 FIFA World Youth Championship, the Malaysian youngsters also graced the tournament. Players such as Dato' M. Chandran (1972 Olympics) and Dato' Soh Chin Aun (1980 Olympics), among others, with Zainal Abidin Hassan perhaps the most famous name in Europe, were the stars of Malaysian football's finest hours.
Second Goal project
On 3 December 2006, the Goal Bureau approved the installation of an artificial turf pitch with floodlights in Kuala Lumpur. Manufactured according to international specifications, the facilities provide an all-weather playing surface for the national youth teams and other youth teams at the national football academy in Kuala Lumpur as well as for visiting teams.  
Use of FAP funds
Financing of Goal project
Project
Floodlit artificial pitch of international dimensions in Kuala Lumpur
Project approved on
3 December 2006
Status
Implementation
Financed by
Goal USD 400,000 Association USD 150,000 Total cost USD 550,000
20.01.2009