Myanmar to compete in U-20 Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers

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Myanmar U-20 women’s team Captain San Thaw Thaw (white jersey) runs with the ball at the Group B match of the Women’s Youth Championship of AFC in Chonburi, Thailand on 3 November 2019. Photo: MWF

Over 30 Asian teams including Myanmar have been registered to enter the 2022 AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup qualification, according to the source of the Asian Football Confederation.
The first round qualifiers are scheduled to be played on from 14 to 22 August and the second round will be held from 3 to 7 November. At present, South Korea, Japan and North Korea have automatically qualified for the 2022 AFC U-20 Women’s Asian Cup Tournament. There are 30 subscribed teams in the list of entries for the first round qualifiers.
The teams included in the list are women’s national teams of Myanmar, Australia, Bangladesh, China, Guam, China Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Northern Mariana Islands, Palestine, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Vietnam. Myanmar, China, China Taipei, Laos, Mongolia, Singapore, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan will host the First Round Qualifiers.
Further detail fixtures and venues and the rights of host nations will be confirmed according to the pandemic condition, AFC authorities said. The AFC drawing ceremony for the women’s qualifiers will be held next and numbers of member nations will be updated later, AFC stated.
Head coach Daw Thet Thet Win will handle the Myanmar U-20 women’s football team for the upcoming qualifiers, according to the football authorities. —GNLM

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