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Myanmar faces DPR Korea & South Korea in the Olympic women's football qualifier

Myanmar faces DPR Korea & South Korea in the Olympic women's football qualifier

The Myanmar women football team fell into the group stage with the presence of South Korea, DPR Korea and Vietnam in the final round qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Draw results:

Group A: DPR Korea, South Korea (host), Vietnam and Myanmar.

Group B: Australia, China (host), Thailand and Chinese Taipei

On the afternoon of October 18th at the AFC headquarters, there was a drawing ceremony for the third qualifying round of the Tokyo 2020 Women's Olympic football.

Group A witnesses the clash between DPR Korea vs South Korea, whereas 2 South East Asia: Vietnam & Myanmar must fight to get hopes. Otherwise, Group B will consist of Australia, China, Thailand and Chinese Taipei.

All the teams will compete in a round-robin, choosing the best teams - second in each group (4 teams) to the play-off round (with the form of home and away). The two teams that will win this round will be the representatives of Asia to attend the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with the host, who is also the defending champion: Japan.

Myanmar faces DPR Korea & South Korea in the Olympic womens football qualifier

Also on this day, the organizers have set the time to compete in the qualifying round of 2020 Olympic women's football. Accordingly, the match will take place from February 3rd to February 9th, 2020. Play-off matches will take place in the home and away format held on 6/3 and 11/3/2020.

Looking at each table, we can see that the DPRK Korea and Korea will be the two strongest opponents in Group A; In Group B, Australia and China are slightly better than Thailand and Chinese Taipei.

All 3 Southeast Asian teams, Vietnam, Thailand, and Myanmar will have very difficult matches in this round. However, with the format of taking the first & second teams in each group to enter the play-off round, the opportunity still exists for every team, including the ASEAN women's team.

It is expected that after attending the 30th SEA Games, the ASEAN players will be off from 7 to 10 days and will continue to focus again to prepare for the third round of the 2020 Olympic Games.