Myanmar will host the AFF U-18 Championship in September

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-18 Championship is set to take place in Myanmar in September, the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) announced on Tuesday The tournament will run from September 4-17 Group A will include Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste, while Brunei, Indonesia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines and Vietnam will be in Group B New Zealand was invited to...

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ASEAN mulling 2034 World Cup co-host bid

ASEAN on Friday held talks on launching a joint bid for the World Cup in 2034 during a visit by FIFA chief Gianni Infantino to Yangon, the head of Myanmar's football federation...

ASEAN mulling 2034 World Cup co-host bid

Rohingya FC vs. Myanmar: a peacebuilding plan

After years of neglect in the field of politics, a group of Rohingya refugees in Kuala Lumpur has moved to the football pitch to begin building a better future for its community...

Rohingya FC vs. Myanmar: a peacebuilding plan

Myanmar refuses to participate in any future friendly football matches with Malaysia

And Myanmar strikes back! Last week, Malaysia cancelled two friendly football matches between its Under-22 squad and the Myanmar team that were scheduled to take place in...

Myanmar refuses to participate in any future friendly football matches with Malaysia

Malaysia cancels two friendly football matches against Myanmar

The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) has cancelled two friendly matches between its Under-22 squad and the Myanmar team that were scheduled to take place in Yangon next...

Malaysia cancels two friendly football matches against Myanmar

Myanmar football fans organize group clean-ups during AFF Suzuki Cup matches in Yangon

Myanmar's travelling fans have developed a reputation abroad for their selfless actions after every game During the AFF Suzuki Cup in 2014, there were several headlines...

Myanmar football fans organize group clean-ups during AFF Suzuki Cup matches in Yangon

Malaysia confirms that they will not withdraw from the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that Malaysia will not withdraw from the ongoing ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2016 football tournament, which is...

Malaysia confirms that they will not withdraw from the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016

After Yangon victory, champion fighter ‘The Burmese Python’ calls for end to Kachin civil war

After a thumping victory at Yangon’s Thuwanna Stadium last night, Kachin fighter Aung La Nsang, aka ‘The Burmese Python’ called on the crowd to pay attention to the civil...

After Yangon victory, champion fighter ‘The Burmese Python’ calls for end to Kachin civil war

Interview: The ‘Burmese Python’ prepares for tonight’s big bout

Interview by Libby Hogan for DVB Aung La Nsang, aka the “Burmese Python”, is going through some last-minute moves as he readies himself for Friday’s ONE Championship bout...

Interview: The ‘Burmese Python’ prepares for tonight’s big bout

Myanmar fighter wins Lethwei championship with headbutt knockout

The title fight of the 1st Myanmar Lethwei World Championship at Yangon's Thuwanna stadium on Sunday was supposed to be a bout to remember Ethnic Karen fighter Tun Tun Min, the...

Myanmar fighter wins Lethwei championship with headbutt knockout

Coconuts Yangon Sports

Western sports are big here, especially football (soccer), but many traditional sports have also survived. There is chinlone, a kind of mix between hacky sack and badminton, and lethwei, Myanmar traditional kickboxing. Lethwei is a brutal affair. Unlike other martial arts in the region, it allows head-butting. Keep your eyes on this section of Coconuts Yangon for all you need to know about sports in Myanmar.