Defending champions Malaysia can definitely count on support from the fans when they take on Thailand in the AFF Suzuki Cup’s first leg semi-final at the National Stadium in Bukit Jalil today.
According to the tickets and gates committee chairman of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Datuk S. Sivasundaram, half of the 85,000 tickets on sale were snapped up by yesterday evening.
“The response has been great as we’ve already sold about 43,000 tickets in the last two days,” Sivasundaram told Berita Harian.
“I want to request the fans to purchase their tickets early to avoid long queues. I also want to remind them to come early as the kick-off is at 8pm instead of the normal 8.45pm.”
The remaining 40,000 plus tickets will be sold at the National Stadium’s ticket counters from 9am today.
Elsewhere, Kuala Nerang assemblyman Datuk Syed Sobri Syed Hashim told Bernama that 28 fans from his constituency will head to Bangkok on Tuesday for the return leg.
“We’ll still go regardless of the final score this Sunday,” the politician confirmed at a Tourism Malaysia event yesterday.