AFC hopes for solution to Malaysia's Man Utd row

Asian Football Confederation President Mohamed Bin Hammam has dismissed any talks of Malaysia being removed as one of the four hosts of the Asian Cup finals scheduled from 7-29 July over Malaysian Government and Football Association of Malaysia support for English Premier League club Manchester United's proposed match in Kuala Lumpur on 27 July, two days before the final of the AFC's prestigious Asian Cup.

"I am committed to seek an amicable solution to this," Hammam told Eric Samuel of The Star and other local reporters. "I don't want to talk or speculate of the consequences ... all I am saying is that I am honouring my word," he said.