Thomas Cup and Uber Cup 2010 have started in Malaysia. Thomas Cup is the highest award for badminton (men) whereby each country is represented by 3 singles and 2 doubles. Uber Cup is for female players.
Msia did not get to play and warm-up themselves with Nigeria in the first match due to Nigeria team's late arrival.
Three days ago, Msia surprisingly lose to Japan which ignited the anger and frustration of Msian ppl towards the national team players. My friend's Korean husband was very proud of this result because the coach for Japanese team is a Korean. Haha!
The lost to Japan left Msia with no choice but to win Denmark in order to step further. Fortunately, the result is positive.
Msia fought against China, the defending champion lastnite in the Thomas Cup semi-final game. The winner is expected to face Indonesia in the finals.
Msia used to win the Thomas Cup in year 1949 (the first Thomas Cup), 1952, 1955, 1967 and 1992 (when it was held in Msia). This time, the game is held in Msia again and the ppl have high hopes for our country to win the Thomas Cup.
In year 1992, Msia lose to Korea before winning China and Indonesia to gain the title after 25 yrs. Do you think the history will repeat itself again?
Haizz...... Msia lose to China in straight games lastnite. A typical case of of Msian players when facing high pressures and high expectations playing at home.