Myanmar announces squad for 3rd round of Women’s Olympics qualifiers

Players from the Myanmar women’s national football team during a physical training session. Photo: MFF
Players from the Myanmar women’s national football team during a physical training session. Photo: MFF

The Myanmar Football Federation recently announced the final player list for the Myanmar women’s national football team for the third round of the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympics qualifying tournament, scheduled to be held on 3 February at the Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo, South Korea.
The goalkeepers selected on the squad are Mya Phoo Ngon, May Zin New, and Thandera Oo.
The defenders picked on the team are Khin Myo Win, Chit Chit, Ei Yadanar Phyo, Khaing Thazin, Phyu Phyu Win, Zune Yu Ya Oo, and Aye Aye Moe.
The MFF has chosen midfielders Khin Malar Tun, Thin Thin Yu, Khin Mo Mo Tun, Nge Nge Htwe, and Nu Nu.
Strikers Win Theingi Tun, Khin Moe Wai, Myat Noe Khin, Yee Yee Oo, and July Kyaw have also made it to the final player list.
Myanmar has been placed in Group A for the tourney with host South Korea and Myanmar’s ASEAN competitor, Viet Nam.
Myanmar will play against South Korea on 3 February at the Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo and it will take on Viet Nam on 6 February at the same venue.
South Korea will take on Viet Nam on 9 February at the same venue.
The two best teams from Group A and Group B will advance to the play-off round of the tourney, scheduled for 6 March (first leg) and 11 March (second leg). The two play-off round winners will get to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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