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Thai team arrives in Phuket for friendlies, first game this Sunday

Thai team arrives in Phuket for friendlies, first game this Sunday

FOOTBALL: The Thailand national football team arrived at British International School, Phuket (BISP) last Tuesday (August 26) to begin a two week training camp at the school.


By The Phuket News

Friday 29 August 2014, 10:50AM


The team, made up of mostly players under 23 years old, will be preparing for the 17th Asian Games in South Korea, taking place September 19 to October 6, with three matches at Surakul Stadium in Phuket Town.

The first match will take place on Sunday (August 31) against rivals Myanmar, with a second match on Wednesday (September 3) against local club Phuket FC. Thailand's final preparation match will be against Qatar on September 7. The team will leave for the tournamet on September 10.

All matches will kick off at 6:30pm and tickets are B200 for general admission, B500 for VIP.

The entire time, the Thailand U-23 team will live and train at BISP, which has a football academy of their own. Current national U-23 Head Coach Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang, who led the squad to a gold medal in the Southeast Asia Games in Myanmar last year, said he likes his team's chances in this year's competition.

“I have managed several national teams and this is the best. We have a chance of winning the gold medal,” he told the Bangkok Post last week.

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The Thai side's best results was fourth place in 2002, 1998, and 1990.

Pre-Asian Games Schedule (all kick off at 6:30pm):

Sunday, August 31 - vs Myanmar

Wednesday, September 3 - vs Phuket FC

Sunday, September 7 - vs Qatar

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