Eleven Sports Taiwan will show Taiwan's March friendlies


Eleven Sports in Taiwan will show Taiwan's up-and-coming March friendlies away to Myanmar and at home against the Solomon Islands. Myanmar vs Taiwan (3/19 : kick off 7:30 PM) and Taiwan vs Solomon Islands (3/24 : kick off 6:00 PM). Both times listed are Taiwan time.

Eleven sports supporting Taiwanese football

The fact that Eleven Sports are supporting Taiwanese football by showing the fast approaching friendlies live, is great for football in Taiwan. Football needs more exposure, but at the same time when they receive the exposure they need to do well at the same time.

If they can do well and give a good performance regardless of result then that has a chance of winning more fans, and the national team getting exposure will hopefully lead to more people enjoying the game, wanting to play and watch the game too.


So if you cannot make it out to Taipei Municipal Stadium then make sure you get over to Eleven Sports to check out the schedule and when it will be shown live. Please do support it, because people tuning in is the only way they will continue to show more football. Without an audience there is no point for them to ever show it, at the end of the day even if they do want to support Taiwanese football they are still a business at the end of the day and won't survive showing stuff no one wants to watch. So support Taiwanese football, and support more football being shown on the TV by tuning into Eleven if you cannot make it down to the stadium. 

Myanmar away, Solomons at home

Louis Lancaster's first game in charge will take place in the Thuwanna YTC Stadium in Yangon, which is a 32,000 all seater stadium that was built in 1985 and looks to be one of the more modern stadiums in the country according to World Stadiums.

Myanmar will be a dangerous opponent for Taiwan, as every time I have watched them they have looked a sleek outfit, who like to move the ball quickly and have some good strikers who are playing in the Thai league which is one of the best in South East Asia.

According to Wikipedia however, it seems they have not called up Kyaw Ko Ko who is one of their more well known players. Aung Thu is their only attacking player currently playing in the Thai league for Muangthong United.

It is going to be a tough test for Taiwan, but one they need with the World Cup qualifiers just over the horizon. It's far better to test yourselves, than play easier games then be shocked when the World Cup is brick rock. A draw here would be a good result, but even though Myanmar are a sleek outfit, and it will be a tough place to go away and win, Taiwan should have nothing to fear and there is no reason why they couldn't come away from the game with a victory, especially on the back of the new manager bounce that everyone always talks about.

Solomons at home will be an altogether different task, and I don't know a lot about the Solomon Islands team at all. I haven't watched a lot of football from the Oceania region, so I have no idea what to expect. I think they will be a tough opponent if the amateur Solomon Island guys in Taiwan are any kind of judge. Hopefully home advantage will count and Taiwan get a victory to try and keep building football, especially with the World Cup qualifiers coming up because that is the only time it is bloody difficult to get a ticket for matches here. It says World Cup on the ticket and Taiwan should market the hell out of that because even though Taiwan is not a traditional football nation they do love watching the World Cup.


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