AS part of the preparation for
international football tournaments
that will be held later
this year, the Myanmar men’s
national team will play a friendly
with China’s national team in
Nanjing, China on 26 May, according
to the Myanmar Football
Myanmar’s national team will be in camp in Yangon on 20 May and will start their training for the match on 21 May, said a football official.
Myanmar team will be headed by its new head coach Antoine Hey. The team will leave for China on 24 May and will test a friendly match on 26 May, he added. The Chinese Football Association was founded in 1924 by the People’s Republic of China and joined FIFA in 1931.
Although China lost all their matches and failed to score a goal in their FIFA World Cup debut in 2002, qualifying for the tournament has been considered the greatest accomplishment in the country’s football history.
China has won the EAFF East Asian Cup twice, in 2005 and 2010, and have been runners- up at theAFC Asian Cup twice, in 1984 and 2004.