Last updated : 28 May 2007 By Editor

United's tour match against a Malaysian XI in Kuala Lumpur in July has been called off because it clashes with the Asian Cup, which is being co-hoste by Malaysia.

Earlier this month, the Football Association of Malaysia had said it would go ahead with the match after a request by the country's prime minister although the July 27 fixture would have fallen while the Asian Cup, which runs from July 7-29, was taking place.

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter:

"I compliment Manchester United on their decision not to go there.

"We were able to convince Manchester United that the international calendar reserves the second half of June and the whole of July for the confederations.

"We have nothing against clubs touring other countries, of course, but at that time in Malaysia the United match virtually clashes with the semi-final of the Asian Cup."