The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search

Thais make Futsal World Cup

Thais make Futsal World Cup

FUTSAL: Thailand hammered Iraq 4-0 in the second leg of their play-off for a 11-2 aggregate win to reach the 2021 Fifa Futsal World Cup yesterday (May 25).

By Bangkok Post

Wednesday 26 May 2021, 11:45AM

Thailand players and officials celebrate reaching the Futsal World Cup finals. Photo: Bangkok Post.

Thailand players and officials celebrate reaching the Futsal World Cup finals. Photo: Bangkok Post.

It will be Thailand’s sixth World Cup appearance when they play in the finals in Lithuania in September.

Having thrashed Iraq 7-2 in the first leg at the Khorfakkan Futsal Club Hall in the United Arab Emirates last week, the Thais have few problems in the second leg at the same venue.

Captain Kritsada Wongkaew scored twice while Muhammad Ousmanmusa and Jetsada Chudech were also on target.

Jose Maria Mendes’ men join Japan, Iran, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam or Lebanon as Asian representatives at Lithuania 2021.

Thanawat joins team

Elsewhere, Leicester City midfielder Thanawat Suengchitthawon has joined the Thai national football team in the UAE ahead of their World Cup qualifiers next month.

Playmaker Chanathip Songkrasin, who plays for Japan’s Consadole Sapporo, will join the team on June 2.

Akira Nishino’s men will have one more warm-up game against Tajikistan on May 29 after playing Oman last night.

The War Elephants are preparing for their remaining three Group G matches of Asia’s second qualifying stage for the 2022 World Cup.


They will face Indonesia on June 3, the UAE on June 7 and Malaysia on June 15.

All games will take place in the UAE.

The Thai national team have never reached the World Cup finals.

Port land Roller

Thailand defender Philip Roller has joined Port from fellow Thai League 1 club Ratchaburi.

The 26-year-old German-Thai star was unveiled by Port chairwoman Nualphan Lamsam.

Port have been one of the busiest teams in the transfer market as they are preparing to play in the AFC Champions League.

Roller will team up with striker John Baggio who joined Port a few days ago.

Port will host the ACL Group J from June 24-July 9 as they face China’s Guangzhou FC, Kitchee from Hong Kong and the winners of a play-off between Cerezo Osaka of Japan and Australia’s Melbourne City.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.


Be the first to comment.


Have a news tip-off? Click here


Phuket community
PM insists he will complete term

It's compulsory to vote in Thailand other wise legal action, jail time and of course fines will ...(Read More)

Prayut refuses to lay vaccine blame

..."may not have same understanding of the issue(?) because information passed through to many ...(Read More)

PM insists he will complete term

So the grand total [up to that point] will be 10 years...(Read More)

Ambulance driver, nurses escape serious injury in bypass accident

ematt the driver stated the road was slippery- its clear he wasn't driving to the conditions. Do...(Read More)

Phuket Sandbox Workshop prepares for July 1 reopening

Some airlines are recommending vexxinated people not fly due to the high risk of deep vein thrombosi...(Read More)

Phuket drug mule arrested with 2kg of ‘ice’, more than 5,000 meth pills

Drugs mules seem to be quite underpaid. And mister Bang? We never will hear about him and the distri...(Read More)

Prayut refuses to lay vaccine blame

The U.S. announced that 25 million COVID vaccine doses are coming to Asia by the end of June. How ...(Read More)

Foreigner infected while in Phuket quarantine

Quote “We will take this information [and questions] and meet with the prime minister again,” . ...(Read More)

Prayut refuses to lay vaccine blame

As PRIME minister the blame for everything ultimately lies with him. If he can't accept that may...(Read More)

Prayut refuses to lay vaccine blame

If he is the COVID CZAR, and the situation is all mis-handled, isn't HE the one who is responsib...(Read More)