A Myanmar soccer player who stayed in Japan protesting against the army that continues to suppress the citizens in Myanmar and was recognized as a refugee joined the futsal F League club and held a press conference on the 14th. I want to do my best for the team, "he said with enthusiasm.

Mr. Pyae Lyan Aung, who came to Japan as the goalkeeper of the Myanmar national team for the second qualifying round of the Soccer World Cup Asia, attended the press conference.



Before the match against Japan in May, he raised his three fingers to show his intention to protest the military, so he stayed in Japan because he was at risk of persecution and was recognized as a refugee last month. rice field.



Pyae Lyan Aung, who signed a player contract with YSCC Yokohama of the Futsal F League and met in Yokohama, where the club is based, said at the beginning, "My name is Pyae Lyan. I'm from Myanmar." I introduced myself in.



He said, "I am very happy to be supported by everyone and like a family. I want to do my best for the team."



In addition, he said that he was sorry for the inconvenience caused to his family by showing his intention to protest. I want you to do it. "



Initially, Pyae Lyan Aung was aiming to become a professional soccer player, but since the club has recognized his suitability for futsal, he will start full-scale activities for the second half of the league starting next month. I'm going to make it.

Former Japan national football team Daisuke Matsui also supports

Along with Pyae Lyan Aung, Daisuke Matsui (40), a former Japanese national football team who joined the Futsal F League YSCC Yokohama, was also present at the press conference.



Based on his own experience playing at clubs in France and Vietnam, Mr. Matsui said, "Playing abroad is very difficult due to differences in language and culture. I want to do it while communicating." He expressed his intention to support Pyae Lyan Aung with the players.



On the other hand, regarding the change from soccer to futsal, Mr. Matsui said, "I thought about retiring in the past year. I wish I could discover another myself. I want to enjoy futsal and get excited." rice field.

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