Myanmar hosts Group F matches for 2018 Asian U-23 qualifier

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Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt
Myanmar will participate in the 2018 Asian Under 23 qualifier. (Photo-Nyi Nyi Soe Nyunt)

The fixtures for Group F of the 2018 Asian Under 23 qualifier organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will be held in Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon from July 19-23.
Myanmar will play Australia, Singapore and Brunei in that group. The match against Australia is likely to be the key one in order for Myanmar to book a place in the 2018 Asian Under 23 championship.
Almost all the group matches of 2018 Asian Under 23 qualifier will be held by the AFC from July 19-23. But the matches in Group D will be held until July 19. A total of 39 teams will participate in the qualifier round, in 10 groups. The 10 top teams and the five best second-placed ones will win the qualifier round. The final tournament hosts China decided to participate in qualification despite having automatically qualified for the final tournament.
Host Myanmar needs to have wins against Singapore and Brunei. If Myanmar ties with Australia in the last match, it will be likely to win the qualifier. Myanmar needs to avoid a wider margin loss to Australia. Myanmar did not see a win in the qualifier after losing to Australia 1-5 in the 2016 AFC Under 23 qualifier.
The Myanmar Football Federation will hold two matches a day at Thuwunna Stadium.