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TOURNAMENT

RECORD

Semi-finalists in

2004 & 2016

 

Nickname

The White Angels

National Coach

(To be confirmed)

 

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TOURNAMENT RECORD

Semi-finalists in

2004 & 2016

Nickname

The White Angels

National Coach

(To be confirmed)

 

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About Myanmar

Two years ago Myanmar took full advantage of playing on home soil in the Group stages to make it through to the semi-finals for the second-time in the event’s history.

Much was expected of Myanmar’s national team and they delivered by finishing second in their group behind Vietnam. A crucial 1-0 win over Malaysia in the final Group match saw them progress.

In the semi-finals they went up against the mighty Thai team and were overpowered losing 2-0 at home and 4-0 in Bangkok.

Gerd Zeise led them during that campaign, having been in charge since 2015, but in March this year he was replaced by interim coach Zaw Win Tun.

The White Angels were once a regional powerhouse, winning two Asian Games gold medals and five consecutive South-East Asian Games titles from 1965 to 1973.

Their performance in the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup under Serbian coach Radojko Avramovic was reflective of what had transpired in previous tournaments as they qualified well by finishing top of a group that included Timor-Leste, Brunei, Cambodia and hosts Laos but failed to deliver in the main competition.

They were unable to capitalise on playing against 10 men for much of their opening game against Malaysia and drew 0-0 before losing 4-2 to hosts Singapore and 2-0 to eventual champions Thailand to finish bottom of their group with just a single point.

Myanmar’s youngsters produced a stunning performance at the AFC Under-19 Championship in 2014 as they reached the semi-finals which earned them a spot in the 2015 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, while their Under-23s gave a strong account of themselves at the 2015 South-East Asian Games as they took home the silver medal.

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