Fan violence occurs in FIFA World Cup qualifier in Myanmar

10:28, July 29, 2011      

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Fan violence occurred during the second leg of 2014 FIFA world cup qualifier match played between Myanmar and Oman at the Thuwunna stadium in Yangon on Thursday.

Myanmar football fans threw at the Oman players with water bottles and stones in the pitch after the Oman team went 2-0 before finishing first half of their game.

Some of the Oman players were hit and sustained injury after the Omen team was given a penalty kick.

Myanmar football fans also clashed with security guards.

The match was suspended following the disturbances and many spectators were leaving the scene. Security measures were subsequently tightened.

President of Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) U Zaw Zaw crossed the pitch to appeal for calm-down.

Ongoing live telecast covering the event stopped following the violence.

The authorities have not made any comment on the incident.

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