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Title: Football Coach Gets the Boot
Date of publication: March 2010
Description/subject: After just a few months on the job, the head coach of Burma’s national football team was sacked on Feb. 4 by the Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) for failing to bring success to the team.
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 18, No. 3
Format/size: html
Alternate URLs: http://www2.irrawaddy.org/print_article.php?art_id=17935
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2010

Title: Get the Ball Rolling
Date of publication: June 2009
Description/subject: "Move over Liverpool and Man United! Burma’s first ever professional football league has kicked off THERE are no high-profile names like Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi, and the stadiums might not generate the fever of an 80,000-crowd at Old Trafford or the Bernabeu. But the football-crazy Burmese public was finally given the chance to taste the atmosphere of live professional football matches when the new Myanmar National League Cup kicked off on May 16..."
Author/creator: David Paquette
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2009

Title: Betting on Soccer
Date of publication: April 2009
Description/subject: "EIGHT of Burma's leading tycoons, including Te Za of Htoo Company and Htun Myint Naing of Asia World - both of whom were recently targeted on a US sanctions list - plan to fund soccer clubs to compete in a new league, which may include foreign coaches and players. Each team will be formed for around 200 million kyat (US $204,080), according to a press conference held in Rangoon in March. The new Myanmar National League is expected to kick off in 2010..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 17, No. 2
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2009

Title: Stroke of Genius
Date of publication: March 2008
Description/subject: A Canadian filmmaker gets a kick out of a Burmese sport where every player wins... "...A Burmese academic once observed: ‘‘No wonder our political culture is very antagonistic. Look at the games we have in Burma, like kite fighting. Almost all games are designed to crush your opponent.’’ His hypothesis overlooks Burma’s national game chinlone, which is the subject of the award-winning documentary “Mystic Ball.” Its Canadian director Greg Hamilton says: ‘‘The most amazing thing about chinlone is that it is not competitive. There is no opposing team, no scoring, no winners or losers..."
Author/creator: Ko Ko Thett
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 16, No. 3
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 April 2008

Title: It’s Only a Game
Date of publication: January 2008
Description/subject: Chinlone is no competitive sport, but it’s winning prizes and accolades for Burma... "The spirited performance by Burma’s sepak takraw team in last month’s Asian Games in Doha o­n the Persian Gulf has swung the spotlight o­n to o­ne of the few sports in which the Burmese excel..."
Author/creator: Geoffrey Walton
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Irrawaddy" Vol. 15, No. 1
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 26 July 2008