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Getting Emotional from Matches & 5 Other Quirks Football-Loving M’sian Know All Too Well


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For the whole wide world, World Cup season is undeniably one of the most exciting periods of our lives, especially for us Malaysian football fans. After all, it’s not just any sporting event – it’s a celebration that unites the world!

If you hung around your friends and family long enough, you probably picked up some little odd habits that football fans seem to have. Think you can remember some of the whimsical mannerisms we have? Read on to jog your memory!


1. Football-related gifts are a surefire win!

We probably have one too many team jerseys, keychains, or socks that are gifted from family and friends, but we still absolutely adore them. Gift us a framed autographed jersey of our favourite player for a lifetime of friendship!


2. Getting emotionally devastated when our team loses badly

Mood swings may not be in our nature, but it’s a wholly different ball game (pun intended ?) when it comes to football. If our team lost last night’s match, konfem you’ll see us being unusually sulky, so don’t take it too personal ya?


3. Watching highlights instead of live matches

We LOVE our life in Malaysia, but the thought of frequently watching live matches at midnight or 3AM is simply not feasible eh! Thus, a lot of us opt to watch the highlights instead, and only stay up late for the big showdown matchesdon’t work hard, work smart!


4. “Official” jerseys from pasar malam FTW!

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As much as we love our team, their official merchandise can be SO expensive! So, most of us opt for jerseys bought from “100% official” pasar malam stalls lorh, even though the prints eventually peel off. One day lah, we’ll buy the official team jersey!


5. “Boss ah, I don’t feel so good…”

It’s a rite of passage for Malaysian football fans to take MC because they stayed up late for last night’s match, at least once in their lives! But don’t feel too bad about it (and don’t do it frequently!) because your boss is quite likely doing the same thing anyway. ?


6. If got football freebies, we’ll be there!

Regardless if we need to play fantasy football, attend viewing parties that are hours away, or join cringe social media contests, we gila-gila will do whatever it takes to get free football merchandise or win awesome prizes – even more so if they’re super high value!


All part of the football craze~

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Whether you’re a hardcore football fan or one who gets easily swept up in the revelry of sports enthusiasts, the World Cup season brings a celebration and unity between every type of fan! And this year, Celcom wants to bring everyone together to cheer on their teams with Celcom’s Gila-Gila Bola Cheer, where Malaysians can release their inner football madness with Malaysia’s No. 1 Network.

Not only can you enjoy Celcom’s wide range of offerings, but you also stand a chance to spin and win exclusive prizes in Celcom’s ‘Spin and Score’ game, such as a Hyundai IONIQ 5, 5G phones and shopping vouchers.

Regardless if you’re cheering on your favourite football team at the mamak, kopitiam or home, you’ll want to watch the game without any interruptions. After all, there’s nothing more annoying than the livestream freezing intermittently, letting you miss out on important moments of the match. Which is why Celcom has got you covered, providing you with the widest, fastest Internet Connectivity wherever you are in Malaysia.

In the same spirit of the World Cup, which celebrates inclusivity and diversity, Celcom offers six different plans for you to choose from to best suit your needs. And if you sign up, top up, or pay bills via any of the offerings below, you earn the chance to spin the wheel in the ‘Spin and Score’ contest, available for both new and existing customers via the Celcom Life app.

Plus, signing up for Celcom’s eligible plan lets you enjoy FREE Ultra-fast 5G speed & Experience Cloud Gaming, VR and more! Available for a limited time only.

Here are Celcom’s plans on offer:

a) Best All-in-One Value Xpax Postpaid Plan from RM40/month

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Get more FREE phone choices such as Samsung, VIVO, and OPPO, including 5G phones with the shortest commitment from a 12-month contract! And enjoy up to 40GB of high-speed internet with Unlimited YouTube & Social!


b) FREE 5G phones – save up to RM3,099!

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The latest 5G phone is now yours to own for FREE! And you’ll enjoy big savings of up to RM3,099 when you switch to the Celcom MEGA Lightning Device bundle.


c) FREE Home Fibre with Lifetime Savings of RM191/month for Family Bundle!

Get Celcom Home Fibre™ with two Unlimited Celcom MEGA™ postpaid lines in a single bill at RM245/month. That’s not all, you will also get a free WiFi 6 router & a lifetime savings of RM191/month!

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d) 7 Days Roam like Home with Celcom for only RM98

It’s the holiday season and you can now travel with peace of mind, by enjoying FREE 5G roaming service across 15 countries now!


e) Customise your Unlimited plan with Xpax Mix & Match with FREE 5G access from only RM32 a month!

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Choose high-speed or Unlimited Internet and only pay for what you need. Your plan, your way!


f) Monthly Personalised Rewards & Lifestyle Deals with just4ME™ on Celcom Life app!

The just4ME™ deals are personalised to suit your lifestyle! Prepaid users can enjoy 65GB of high-speed internet for only RM20 a month, while Celcom Postpaid users can enjoy special discounted phone offers and monthly lifestyle deals! It’s truly rewarding to be on Celcom!

For more information on all of these deals, visit Celcom’s website.

However, make sure you sign up or buy these products on the Celcom Life App so that you can earn those spins, yeah? And remember, the more products you apply for > the more spins you get > the higher your chances of winning! ?

But do hurry because this contest ends on 31 December!

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Don’t let this opportunity pass you by! Download the Celcom Life App and sign up for a chance to win the hottest World Cup 2022 prizes. Be sure to follow Celcom on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and Xpax on Facebook and YouTube for more updates.

#Celcom #GilaGilaBola


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