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From Rising to Risen: Erdene-Ochir Mungunbagana is a Star

Image property of Anduud City FC Mongolian Football Central once called Erdene-Ochir Mungunbagana "Mongolia's Next Star Striker." Eighteen months later, he is no longer a rising star; he has already risen. In part two of MFC's exclusive series about the player, we look at his journey to his new club Anduud City and his prospects for the future. Over his nine-year career at Arvis FC, Mungunbagana won just about every award imaginable. In addition to his successes on the field, including winning the 1st League Golden Boot Award in 2017 with 17 goals in 13 matches, the player also became a success in the classroom as he began his studies at Irkutsk State University in Siberia, Russia. There he

Field for 2019 1st League Season Set, Arvis FC Absent

Image property of the Mongolian Football Federation The teams competing in the 1st League for the 2019 season seem to have been set, with some notable inclusion and omissions. Western FC, Khovd Club, Soyombiin Baarsuud FC, Khan-Uul FC, Khuree Khovguud, Ulaanbaataryi Mazaalaynuud, and Sumida FC are returning teams which earned neither promotion nor suffered relegation for the 2018 season. While Gepro FC is back in the league after one season in the Premier League, fellow relegated team Arvis FC is not in the lineup. DMU FC and Central (Töv) Aimag FC will also compete in the 1st League this season after not competing in the 1st League or Premier League last season. Perhaps one is entering in t

Mongolia Learns First 2022 World Cup Qualification Opponent

Image property of the AFC Today Mongolia learned that it will face Brunei in the First Round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification. The opponents were decided by a draw held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia earlier today, with Mongolia being placed in Pot A because the team's April 2019 FIFA ranking was in the top 6 of the 12 teams. Mongolia will start its campaign at home in Ulaanbaatar on 6 June before traveling to Brunei to face the opponents again five days later. Total goal tally across the two matches will be used to determine who will meet the top 34 AFC teams in a group stage format beginning in September 2019. The First and Second Round matches will also be used as part of 2023 AFC Asian C

Erchim Reclaims Title, Kicks Off 2019 Season with Super Cup Victory

Image property of the Mongolian Football Federation Today reigning MPL Champions Erchim FC defeated 2018 Mongolian Cup winners Athletic 220 FC 4-2 to officially kick off the 2019 Mongolian football season. While Erchim opened its season in February with home-and-away 0-3 defeats to to North Korean champions Ryomyong, this was Athletic 220's first meaningful match of the pre-season. Erchim took the lead in the 17th minute through a Kh. Narateo strike. Erchim nearly took that scoreline into the locker room at half-time but Blue Wolves super striker Nyam-Osor Naranbold leveled in the 43-rd minute. Japanese forward Tatsuya Nishio, last year's MPL Golden Boot winner, scored twice, once in the 70t



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