PETALING JAYA: The pre-World Cup second leg match between Myanmar and China will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Football Stadium in Cheras on Sunday (4pm).
The match was to have been played in Yangon but FIFA directed it to be held elsewhere because of security reasons. Myanmar's military junta cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrations led by monks last month, in which at least 10 people were killed.
The FA of Malaysia (FAM) secretary general, Datuk Azzuddin Ahmad, said yesterday: “Our friends from Myanmar are in need of a venue for the match and we are honoured to play hosts.”
Myanmar FA general secretary Tin Aung said they were more than happy to play the game in Kuala Lumpur. Myanmar were beaten 0-7 by China in the first-leg match in Faoshan last Sunday.
Malaysia will also have a match in the same competition on the same day, hosting Bahrain in a return match at the Shah Alam Stadium (8.45pm). Malaysia trail Bahrain 1-4 from the first leg.