First game on the tour of Asia will be played at the Likas Stadium in Sabah Borneo. QPR vs Sabah Select XI 17 July. Likas Stadium has a capacity of 35,000, making it the 8th largest football stadium in Malaysia in terms of seating capacity. Cost of a ticket to watch a match £2.00.
Gentlemen! You Can't Fight In Here; This Is The War Room!
KOTA BAHARU, July 2 (Bernama) -- The kick-off of a friendly between Kelantan and Queens Park Rangers (QPR) at the Shah Alam Stadium on July 20 will be delayed out of respect for the Terawih prayer marking the start of Ramadan.
Kelantan Football Association (Kafa) adviser Tan Sri Annuar Musa said QPR had agreed that the match would kick-off at 9.15pm while the stadium's management would provide an ample space for Muslim fans to perform the prayer.
Speaking at a news conference in conjunction with the QPR tour here, Anuar said the encounter was not deliberately decided on the eve of Ramadan, but to enable Kelantan fans to travel to Shah Alam without having to take leave.
Annuar said[b] 65,000 tickets were up for grab and they were priced at RM33, RM53 and RM73 for open terraces [/b][/u]- much cheaper than that of the FA Cup final between Sime Darby Club and Kelantan.
On the choice of the Shah Alam Stadium over the Bukit Jalil National Stadium for the match, he said this was due to the Bukit Jalil Stadium was being prepared for a friendly between the national squad and Arsenal four days later.
Kelantan and Arsenal will hold a meet and greet session for fans at the compound of the Sultan Muhammad IV Stadium on July 19 before their training sessions.
OPR are expected to field their regulars, including Andy Johnson, Robert Green, Anton Ferdinand and Djibril Cisse.