As part of preparations for participating in the 2018 Suzuki Cup, Myanmar national selected men’s football team is going to demonstrate a friendly match against Bolivia national team in Yangon, said a source of Myanmar Football Federation.
At the present time, Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) and Bolivia Football Federation (BFF) are doing the act of communicating with FIFA, CONMEBOL and AFC for ensuring that the warm-up match will come true. Further information about the friendly match will be soon released in details, said MFF.
This time friendly match against one of the South American national football teams will be the first-ever in Myanmar football chronicle. The warm-up match is scheduled at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon at 6 pm on October 13. A grandstand seat is fixed at K5000 and an ordinary seat at K3000 in order to enjoy the historic football match. MRTV and some broadcasting channels are planning to telecast live this friendly match.
Bolivia stands at 58th position in the world football ranking and played the World Cup in 1930, 1950 and 1994. The current squad is comprised of most players from internal leagues and renowned players are goalie Carlos Lampe (Huachipato-Chile), and strikers Marcelo Moreno (Wuhan Zall-China), Gilberto Alvarez (Al-Hazen-Saudi), Bruno Miranda (D.C United-U.S).
Bolivia managed to beat Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay in home matches and was held to a goalless draw with Brazil in South American zone of the 2018 World Cup qualifier matches. Among football powerhouses of the world, Bolivia is a home robust team and has possessed better records of hammering powerhouse teams.
Myanmar national football team will have a rare chance of exhibiting a warm-up match against good rivals Bolivia. Myanmar football audience will have the right to cheer home team playing against a world-class South African team on the home soil.
Bolivia played against a friendly match against Asian powerhouse Saudi Arabia with a 2-2 draw on September 12 and will demonstrate another friendly against Iran on October 16.
Translated and Edited by Win Htut