Myanmar hosts Grand Royal Challenge Cup 2006

U-23 teams from Indonesia, Malaysia and host Myanmar will feature in the Grand Royal Challenge Cup 2006 football tournament to be held in Mandalay, according to the Myanmar Football Federation quoted by Xinhua. The Grand Royal, jointly sponsored by the MFF and a local company, will take place from 17 to 23 December at the Bahtoo Stadium in Burma's second largest city, Mandalay, 640 kilometres north of Yangon. Four teams -- Indonesian U-23, Malaysian U-23, Myanmar U-23 and the Myanmar national team -- will compete at the tournament which will offer US$ 15,000 for the champions and US$7,500 for the runners-up.