Tiger Cup semis in Malaysia postponed

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:04 IST

Southeast Asia's soccer federation postponed the second leg of the Tiger Cup semifinal between Malaysia and Indonesia following the tsunami disaster.

Tiger Cup semis in Malaysia postponed

Kuala Lumpur:

Southeast Asia's soccer federation today postponed the second leg of the Tiger Cup semifinal between Malaysia and Indonesia following the region's earthquake and tsunami disaster. The match had originally been slated for New Year's Day in Kuala Lumpur, but will instead be played two days later on January 3. This was announced by Ahmad Rithaudeen, president of the ASEAN Football Federation. ASEAN refers to the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Mourning the dead The decision to postpone the match was made after Malaysia's Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi called for the cancelation of all New Year festivities. The nation is mourning the tens of thousands that have been killed across the region, Ahmad said. Government estimates have put the death toll in Indonesia at roughly 52,000. Malaysia has been less hard hit, with about 65 people confirmed killed so far by Sunday's tsunamis. Malaysia beat Indonesia 2-1 in the first leg of the Tiger Cup semifinal in Jakarta on Tuesday. (AP)

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