AFF Cup: Burmese rush to buy tickets for home match against Vietnam

Friday, 2018-11-16 16:42:34
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Myanmar’s perfect start at the AFF Cup 2018 has caused the demand for tickets to increase sharply on the threshold of their next match against title favourites Vietnam on November 20. (Photo: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018)
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NDO – Myanmar is witnessing a fever for tickets for the extremely important match at the on-going ASEAN Federation Football (AFF) Suzuki Cup 2018 between the hosts and the title contenders, Vietnam, on November 20.

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According to FOX Sports Asia, Myanmar fans are flocking to ticket counters to buy a place in the stand to watch their players playing Vietnam at home in the next Group A match on Tuesday. The demand for tickets for this match is rising dramatically, even though Myanmar are preparing for their second match against Laos away this evening.

On Monday, the Myanmar national squad began their 2018 AFF Cup campaign perfectly with a humiliating 4-1 victory over Cambodia in Mandalar Thiri Stadium in Mandalay, with the support of over 27,000 home fans. If they beat Laos away tonight, the opportunity to win the group stage is highly possible for coach Antoine Hey’s side. Therefore, their third match against Vietnam next week will play a key role in the hosts’ journey forwards.

Tickets are sold in several installments, but during the first sale on November 15 many Myanmar fans queued for early tickets to watch the key encounter between their home team and Vietnam next Tuesday.

Against the ticket fever for their upcoming second home match on November 20, the Myanmar Football Federation was forced to open ticket selling in advance. Accordingly, the sale of the match tickets began in Yangon yesterday. During the first sale, many Myanmar fans queued in long lines for tickets to watch the encounter between the Myanmar and Vietnam players.

According to the local media, tickets will be available at the Hledan Centre on November 15 and 16, at the Thuwunna, Padonmar and Aung San Stadiums on November 17 and 18, and at the match venue Thuwunna Stadium on November 19.

Ticket prices are also quite affordable, ranging from 3,000-5,000 Kyats.

Tickets are also quite affordable, ranging from 3,000 Kyats (more than VND43,000) for the ordinary stand and 5,000 Kyats (over VND72,000) for the grandstand. Each fan with a personal identification card or driving licence is allowed to purchase a maximum of two tickets.

Myanmar will kick off their second round match away against Laos in the new Lao National Stadium at 7:30 pm tonight. At the same time, Vietnam will also play their key match at Hanoi’s My Dinh National Stadium against visiting Malaysia.

TRUNG HUNG