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Myanmar Fined for World Cup Pull ou

March 15, 2001

Myanmar Fined for World Cup Pull out

Xinhua, Geneva, 15 March 2001. Myanmar's football association has
been fined 23,500 dollars by FIFA for failing to play a 2002
World Cup qualifing match in Iran  on Thursday.

The FIFA Organising Committee for the World Cup said the fine
should be given to Iran FA to help offset their expenses for the cancelled

The match should have been played in November in Terhan but
Myanmar pulled out at the last minute and withdrew from the 2002
World Cup.

Myanmar have also been banned from competing in the 2006 World Cup.