FIFA bans Myanmar for the 2018 World Cup Football

Myanmar banned from participating in qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup and fined $ 28,000 by FIFA. FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) banned Myanmar due to the trouble caused by the crowd in 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Oman on July 28, 2011. Myanmar was trailing 2-0 in the second leg in its capital Yangon when the crowd became violent just before the end of the first half. FIFA immediately awarded Oman a 2-0 victory over Myanmar. The game was stopped after the fans threw rocks and glass bottles at the Oman football coach Paul Le Guen and the Oman players. The Myanmar Football Federation is excluded from taking part in the matches of the preliminary competition for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. The 2018 world cup football is scheduled to take place in Russia.

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