New Zealand confirm Myanmar friendly

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will take on the in a friendly at Yangon’s Thuwunna Stadium on next September 7.

The New Zealand Football Federation (NZF) confirmed on Wednesday that the All Whites squad will travel to the South East Asian nation for a week-long camp in the build-up ahead of their qualifying campaign.

Myanmar have met New Zealand twice previously with a 2-0 victory coming in Seoul in 1976 before a 1-1 draw in Kuala Lumpur in 1980.

“We’re delighted to have secured another opponent from the strong Asian Confederation for the FIFA window in September,” said the New Zealand High Performance Director, Fred de Jong on NZF’s official website.

“Crucially, the fixture also includes provision for another extended camp in Myanmar as Anthony and the team continue to build towards the first Oceania qualifying step on the road to Russia.

“We are working on further fixtures for the FIFA Windows later in the year and we expect to be in a position to announce these shortly.”

Myanmar, who are currently under Radojko Avramovic’s guidance, have opened their qualifying campaign with a 2-2 draw with Laos and lost 2-0 to South Korea both in June.