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The Vice-President of the FAM, Datuk Seri Subahan Kamal, believes that Chelsea's visit to Malaysia is crucial for the country's football development

The Vice-President of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) believes that the visit of Chelsea in July will be extremely essential and will bring lots of positivity which can help Malaysian football.

Subahan was in a jovial mood earlier today (Wednesday) and also expressed the FAM's happiness and gratitute in having the reigning European Champions visit Kuala Lumpur for the third time in six years.

Speaking at the press conference earlier, Subhan said: "The FAM has always been supportive of developments in the game at home and Chelsea's tour of Malaysia in July is regarded as an essential and positive part of football development.

"We want to win against Chelsea this time. When they came here in 2008, Malaysia lost 2-0 and in 2011 we only lost 1-0 with Didier Drogba scoring a free kick which fans will never forget.

"The score lines show that we have improved and we aim to win this round for all Malaysians," he added.

Chelsea, who are currently competing in the Europa League, and are also third in the Barclays Premier League, will play Malaysia XI on July 21st at the Shah Alam stadium.

This match will be hugely anticipated by Chelsea fans in Malaysia as they get to see the likes of Eden Hazard, Juan Mata, Oscar and Demba Ba playing in the country.