Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Brazil tour cancelled

An exhibition match between legendary Brazilian soccer players and a Myanmar all-star team has been cancelled due to logistical issues.

The Brazil Masters 94.02 Southeast Asia Tour, which was scheduled for stops in five nations, was cancelled on January 7. The team was to take on Myanmar on January 23 at Yangon’s Thuwanna stadium. The match will not be rescheduled.

BEC- Tero Entertainment Public of Brazil citied problems organising the players who were scheduled to appear as the reason for cancellation.

The roster was to feature players from Brazil’s 1994 and 2002 World Cup champion teams including Dunga, who was the captain of 1994 World Cup team, former Real Madrid star Roberto Carlos, Bebeto, Ricardo Rocha, Marcos Santos and Edison.

Their Myanmar counterparts were drawn largely from the 1993 Southeast Asian Games squad

Than Toe Aung, Myo Hlaing Win, Kyi Lwin, Win Aung, Soe Myat Min, Aung Aung Oo and Lwin Oo had begun training together last week in anticipation for the exhibition.

Lothar Matthaus, who captained West Germany to victory in the 1990 World Cup championship was to join the Myanmar side for the match.

The cancellation is the latest in a string of disappointments for Myanmar soccer fans. The national team was quickly dismissed from December’s AFF Suzuki Cup in Thailand after failing to win a single match.

The team was unable to secure a preparation match against a national team in the lead up to the Cup. Fans were instead forced to settle for two matches against Fagiano Okayama of Japan’s second division.

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