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December 07, 2018

Yangon United to play in 2019 Asian Champions League first round pre-qualification

Yangon United team which won the General Aung San Shield 2018 for the first time. PHOTO: MFF

THE 2019 Asian Champions League and the draw for the group stage of AFC Cup which Myanmar professional football clubs are going to participate in, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 22 November.
AFC will hold workshops for the Asian Champions League and the AFC Cup, in addition to the group stage draw. Workshops for the AFC Cup will be held on 21 November and for the Asian Champions League on 23 November.
Out of Myanmar professional football clubs, Yangon United, the champion of Myanmar National League for 2018 football season and General Aung San Shield 2018, will take part in both competitions.
Yangon United will participate in the first round of preliminary qualification of 2019 Asian Champions League. Myanmar football clubs stand at 25th position in AFC ranking. Yangon United will play against Home United from Singapore or Serap from the Philippines or the Indonesian league champion. The first round of the preliminary qualification will take place during January. Football clubs from Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Viet Nam will take part in the second round of preliminary qualification.
AFC will hold the Asian Champions League, dividing into two zones. Yangon United is the professional football club from Myanmar that advanced to the preliminary qualification of the AFC for the second time. If Yangon United does not make the qualification process, it will participate in the group stage of the AFC Cup. —Htut Htut (Twantay)

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