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Thais hold off Aussies to draw 2-2

FOOTBALL: On an emotional evening yesterday (Nov 15), Thailand put up a great fight to draw 2-2 with Australia in a World Cup qualifier at Rajamangala National Stadium.

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Bangkok Post

Wednesday 16 November 2016, 10:45AM


Thailand striker Teerasil Dangda scores against Australia. Photo: Bangkok Post
Thailand striker Teerasil Dangda scores against Australia. Photo: Bangkok Post

It was one of Thailand’s best results in recent memory and gave them their first point in Group B of Asia’s third qualifying round for the 2018 World Cup.

On the other hand, the result shattered the Socceroos’ hopes of advancing to the 2018 finals.

Japan defeated Group B leaders Saudi Arabia 2-1 to move into second place on goal difference. Just two teams will advance to World Cup 2018 in Russia.

Thailand coach Kiatisak Senamuang had vowed to get a result for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who passed away last month, and his men did just that.

Ahead of the game, local fans held a candle-lit mourning event for the beloved monarch outside the stadium, while players of both teams wore black armbands.

In a see-saw match, the Socceroos went ahead after just eight minutes when Thailand defender Prathum Chuthong handled the ball in the area and Mile Jedinak opened the scoring from the resulting penalty.

Striker Teerasil Dangda equalised for the Thais after 20 minutes when he tapped in a cross to Tristan Do.

The War Elephants stunned the Aussies again in the 55th minute when Teerasil scored from a penalty after Theerthon Bunmathan was fouled by Milos Degenek.

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But Jedinak made it 2-2, also from a spot kick, in the 67th minute.

In the other Group B game, in Saitama, Japan edged Saudi Arabia 2-1.

A first-half penalty from Hiroshi Kiyotake and Genki Haraguchi's goal with 11 minutes remaining gave the Japanese a much-needed win.

Omar Hawsawi scored for Saudi Arabia with a minute left.

Saudi Arabia captain Osama Hawsawi was sent off for a clumsy challenge in injury time.

After five matches, Japan and Saudi Arabia each have 10 points, followed by Australia on nine points.

The top two teams of Group A and Group B automatically qualify for the 2018 World Cup. The two third-place teams meet in a play-off with the winners facing a Concacaf team for another berth.

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