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Hosts Myanmar lose to Australia in football despite defensive effort

Fighting for the chance to advance to the Asian Under 23 football qualifiers, Myanmar lost 0-3 to Australia in the last decisive Group F match in Thuwunna Stadium, Yangon, on July 23.

Myanmar set up its line-up with a 5-4-1 formation against a strong Australia in the hope of securing one point from a drawn match. Five defenders were fielded in the defensive zone. But defensive blunders paved way for the visiting powerhouse team to enjoy goal chances.

Host Myanmar, Australia see wins in debuts in Asian U-23 qualifier

Host Myanmar and Australia saw wins in their debuts in Group-F of the Asian U-23 qualifier at Thuwunna Stadium on July 19.

Before the match between Myanmar and Singapore, the players stood in one-minute silent tribute to fallen martyrs who were assassinated on July 19, 1947, and they wore black armbands.

Myanmar hosts Group F matches for 2018 Asian U-23 qualifier

The fixtures for Group F of the 2018 Asian Under 23 qualifier organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will be held in Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon from July 19-23.
Myanmar will play Australia, Singapore and Brunei in that group. The match against Australia is likely to be the key one in order for Myanmar to book a place in the 2018 Asian Under 23 championship.

Myanmar women’s football team to play friendly match with Japan

In preparation for the upcoming SEA Games, the Myanmar women’s football team will train in Osaka, Japan, where they will also play a friendly match against Japan.

The Myanmar team will undergo training in Osaka from July 13 to 24. Previously, the team trained with 27 players since May 30, but two athletes have been taken off the roster for the match against Japan.

The Myanmar team includes both veteran and rookie footballers.

The schedule for the SEA Games will be announced in the second week of August.
Translated by May Aung Shwe

Myanmar youth teams to play friendly matches with Inter Milan youth team

Myanmar’s U-22 and U-18 teams are preparing to play friendly matches with the Inter Milan youth team on August 11 and 13, respectively.

Although the dates for the friendly matches were initially set for August 12 and 14, the schedule was changed as start date for SEA Games, in which the U-22 team will compete, was changed to August 14.

The friendly matches will be held at Thuwanna Stadium. Entrance fees and times will be announced by the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) later.

Myanmar to enter 29 SEA tournaments

The Ministry of Health and Sport has confirmed that Myanmar's athletes will participate in 29 sports and games at the 29th Southeast Asian Games to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The competitions include wushu, sepak takraw, judo, billiards and archery. But they will not be participating in muay boxing, pencak silat, horse racing, ice hockey, ice skating, lawn bowls, netball and waterskiing.

Myanmar took part in 31 sports in the 28th games with rowing being dropped this time. The country is expected to win gold medals in about 10 sports.

Myanmar to bid to co-host 2034 World Cup

Myanmar, Indonesia and Thailand are bidding to co-host the 2034 World Cup with the approval of the Asean Football Federation (AFF).

Burmese Python to defend MMA middleweight title in Yangon in November

ONE Championship plans to host another MMA championship event in Yangon in November this year, where Myanmar fighter Aung La N Sang defend his world middleweight title.

Aung La N Sang won the world middleweight title last Friday by defeating Vitaly Bigdash at “ONE Championship 56: Light of a Nation”.

Burmese Python wins championship


Myanmar’s new mixed martial arts (MMA) hero Aung La N Sang conquered Vitaly “Bigdash” on June 30 at the Thuwanna Stadium for the middleweight championship belt.

“The Burmese Python” Sang, the more experienced fighter of the two now with a 20-10 record, lost to Bigdash in January.

However, Aung La N Sang managed to exact his revenge with a unanimous decision, knocking down Vitaly’s undefeated streak to a 9-1.

Myanmar to play friendly against Thailand in Mandalay on Oct 5


The national football team will play a friendly match against Thailand in Mandalay on October 5, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) has confirmed.

The game will be played at Mandalar Thiri Stadium before the Myanmar team plays against Kyrgyzstan in a home match that is part of the Asian Cup qualifying matches (Group 4).

Thailand agreed to the friendly match arranged by Myanmar.