One of the Myanmar national team players who are coming to Japan for the second qualifying round of the Soccer World Cup Asia refuses to return from Kansai Airport on the night of the 16th, leaving the team and intends to apply for refugee status in Japan in the future. I found out.

It is Pie Lian Aung who left the Myanmar national team.

During the pre-match national anthem singing with Japan on May 28, he raised three fingers to protest the military, which continued to crack down on its citizens after the coup d'etat in February in their homeland. Was showing.

According to lawyers who support him, Pie Lian Aung intends to apply for refugee status with the Immigration Bureau of Japan in the future.