Myanmar team to join World Cup Qualifiers in 2021

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Myanmar defender Thein Than Win (red) tries to tackle the ball against Japanese midfielder Doan during the World Cup Qualifier at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon on 10 September 2019. Photo: AFC

Myanmar national football team will jointhree World Cup qualifiers in March and June 2021, according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
Team Myanmar has three games left to play and will face against Japan national team in the qualifiers in March. Next, the home game against Kyrgyzstan will also be played in March and away match against Tajikistan is scheduled for June.
Owing to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Myanmar national footballers have not been able to train yet and only had to train for a short time in March. The Myanmar national team will be coached by German Coach Antonio Hey for the qualifiers.
Due to this year’s postponement of the World Cup Qualifiers amidst pandemic, the Myanmar team has to play for four consecutive months in a row in 2021. Next year, the Myanmar national team will also compete in ASEAN level tourney named Suzuki Cup, and it will be held in December 2021.
The ASEAN Suzuki Cup is formerly scheduled to be held at the end of 2020, but it has been postponed due to the pandemic. —Lynn Thit (Tgi)

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