FIFA World Cup 2018

FIFA lifts Myanmar World Cup ban

November 7, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff
Myanmar have been allowed back into the qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup after FIFA lifted its ban on appeal.

Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, were removed from the competition after crowd trouble halted their 2014 Asian qualifying match against Oman in July.

Japanese referee Ryuji Sato was forced to halt the game two minutes into stoppage time after fans hurled rocks and glass bottles at him following a penalty award. FIFA awarded Oman a 2-0 victory and threw their opponents ...

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