Thailand Dashes Burma’s SEA Games Gold Hopes With 3-0 Win By ANDREW D. KASPAR / THE IRRAWADDY

A spirited performance is not enough for Burma at the Southeast Asian Games football final, with the under-23 team falling to favored Thailand 3-0.

Burma Earns Shot at Gold With 2-1 Win Over Vietnam By ANDREW D. KASPAR / THE IRRAWADDY

Burma edges past Vietnam in the semifinal match of the Southeast Asian Games football competition, winning 2-1 to earn a chance at the gold medal.

By HNIN YADANA ZAW & TIMOTHY McLAUGHLIN / REUTERS

Burma’s under-23 side captures the nation’s imagination by storming into the semifinals unbeaten, stirring hopes of a first Southeast Asian Games football gold since 1973.

By ANDREW D. KASPAR / THE IRRAWADDY

RANGOON — Burma scored two goals in three minutes to come back from the brink of defeat in the dying minutes of its Southeast Asia Games football match against Cambodia on Wednesday, securing a dramatic 3-3 draw and with it, a first place finish in the competition’s group stage. A win over the Philippines on […]

By ANDREW D. KASPAR / THE IRRAWADDY

Its win over the Philippines has Burma looking set to enter the knock-out round of the regional football competition riding a wave of momentum.

Party Over for Burma’s Footballers as Ukraine Hit Them for Six By GREG STUTCHBURY / REUTERS

Burma’s under-20 World Cup “party” crashes to a halt with a 6-0 defeat by Ukraine, prompting the Asian side’s coach to apologize to their fans.

Megafight Numbers Add up to New Sporting Landscape By STEVE KEATING / REUTERS

Sin City is abuzz over a megafight that will generate millions and reshape the sport business landscape

Southeast Asian Olympics Possible After IOC Reforms: Indonesia By PATRICK JOHNSTON / REUTERS

Indonesia is optimistic about bringing the Olympics to Southeast Asia in collaboration with one of their neighbors.

Burma Hold Malaysia in Rain-Delayed Suzuki Cup Clash By PATRICK JOHNSON / REUTERS

Underdogs Burma held 10-man Malaysia to a goalless draw in a bad-tempered opening Suzuki Cup Group B match.

By THE IRRAWADDY

Burma’s Under-19 national team beats the United Arab Emirates in the AFC Asian Cup, qualifying for the U-20 World Cup for the first time ever.

Germany’s World Cup Party Gets Underway at Home By CIARAN FAHEY / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Mario Goetze’s goal late in extra time gave the Germans victory over Argentina to win the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Dutch Crash Out of World Cup, Argentina Face Germany in Final By JULIAN LINDEN / REUTERS

Argentina reached the World Cup final, beating the Netherlands 4-2 on penalties after a scoreless semi-final. On Sunday, they play Germany in the finals.

Brazil’s Defense Goes Missing in Embarrassing Defeat By ANDREW DOWNIE / REUTERS

Germany thrashes the host nation, Brazil, 7-1 to go through to the World Cup final, where it will play either Argentina or the Netherlands.

Portugal Grab World Cup Lifeline, Belgium Reach Last 16 By REX GOWAR / REUTERS

Portugal scores a dramatic stoppage-time equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw against the United States as Belgium books a place in the last 16.

World Cup Highlights Asia’s Illegal Betting Boom By KELVIN CHAN / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

As teams battle for football glory at the World Cup in Brazil, the biggest winners from the tournament may be illegal bookmakers in Asia.

Champions Spain Drop out of World Cup, Dutch March on By ANDREW CAWTHORNE / REUTERS

Holders Spain crashed humiliatingly out of the World Cup on Wednesday after a second shock defeat, while 2010 runners-up the Netherlands continued their perfect start.

Kachin Cage Fighter Bests Egyptian Opponent in First Round By SAW YAN NAING / THE IRRAWADDY

The Kachin cage fighter Aung La N Sang defeats his Egyptian opponent Mahmoud “Iron Man” Salama in a mixed martial arts bout in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Argentina’s Messi and France’s Benzema Share World Cup Limelight By MIKE COLLETT-WHITE / REUTERS

Lionel Messi ended an eight-year wait for a World Cup goal as Argentina edged past debutants Bosnia, while France's Karim Benzema put two past Honduras.

Neymar Leads Brazil to 3-1 Win Over Croatia By TALES AZZONI / ASSOCIATED PRESS

In the opening game of the 2014 World Cup, hosts Brazil come from behind to beat Croatia, with the help of a controversial penalty.

Premier League Helps Train Burmese Football Coaches By THE IRRAWADDY

The English Premier League, the British Club and the Myanmar Football Federation are teaming up to train Burmese football coaches and referees in Rangoon.





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