Malaysia may dump Man United for G-14's CYC

According to Rizal Hashim in the Malay Mail, the controversial G-14-linked Champions Youth Cup scheduled to be played in Malaysia in August is expected to proceed as planned. "But there’s a catch," he wrote. "In a tit-for-tat move, FIFA may re-sanction the CYC, provided the match between a Malaysian selection and newly-crowned English Premiership champs Manchester United on July 27, smacked right in the middle of the Asian Cup, is called off. This is one of the options spelt out to the FA of Malaysia after a delegation comprising its top brass met FIFA president Sepp Blatter, hours after the Swiss officiated the Goal project at Bukit Jalil, to lobby for the world body’s blessings for the CYC.

"The delegation, it was learnt, was headed by FAM Deputy President, Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, who is also the Asian Football Confederation Vice-President. Tengku Abdullah and FAM General Secretary Datuk Seri Dr Ibrahim Saad declined to comment. People familiar with the issue said if the proposal is accepted by FAM, the organisers of the CYC, Gifted Group Limited, would help chip in for Kuala Lumpur’s Asian Cup promotional blitz."