Brazilian Football Greats to Play in Burma

An all-star Brazilian football team including World Cup winners Cafu, Bebeto and Roberto Carlos will play in Burma later this month as part of an effort to boost the country’s footballing prowess, according to a report by AFP. The three players are expected to arrive in Rangoon on Jan. 20, while the rest of the team’s lineup has yet to be announced. Burma was once a regional football powerhouse, winning the Asian Games in 1966 and 1970 and sweeping the Southeast Asian Peninsular Games between 1965 and 1973. Since then, however, it has fallen to the bottom of regional rankings.


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