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Football: Prolific Syrian Khrbin wins AFC Player of the Year award

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Bangkok (AFP) – Syrian striker Omar Khrbin was awarded the Asian Football Confederation’s 2017 Player of the Year Wednesday, after starring both for his club and for his war-ravaged country whose attempt to make the World Cup captured the hearts of the sporting world.

Khrbin was selected ahead of last year’s winner Omar Abdulrahman - Asia’s hottest rising star - and Wu Lei, the skilful Chinese winger.

Football: Prolific Syrian Khrbin wins AFC Player of the Year award

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Bangkok (AFP) – Syrian striker Omar Khrbin was awarded the Asian Football Confederation’s 2017 Player of the Year Wednesday, after starring both for his club and for his war-ravaged country whose attempt to make the World Cup captured the hearts of the sporting world.

Khrbin was selected ahead of last year’s winner Omar Abdulrahman - Asia’s hottest rising star - and Wu Lei, the skilful Chinese winger.

Football: Syria’s Khrbin wins AFC Player of the Year award

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Bangkok (AFP) – Syrian striker Omar Khrbin was awarded the Asian Football Confederation’s 2017 Player of the Year Wednesday, after starring both for his club and for his war-ravaged country’s attempt to make the World Cup.

The award, at a glittering ceremony in Bangkok, goes some way to compensate for the disappointment endured by the 23-year-old over the weekend when his Al Hilal side narrowly lost 1-2 on aggregate to Japan’s Uwara Red Diamonds in the AFC Champions League final.

Football: Syria’s Khrbin wins AFC Player of the Year award

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Bangkok (AFP) – Syrian striker Omar Khrbin was awarded the Asian Football Confederation’s 2017 Player of the Year Wednesday, after starring both for his club and for his war-ravaged country’s attempt to make the World Cup.

The award, at a glittering ceremony in Bangkok, goes some way to compensate for the disappointment endured by the 23-year-old over the weekend when his Al Hilal side narrowly lost 1-2 on aggregate to Japan’s Uwara Red Diamonds in the AFC Champions League final.

Thai court accepts $420 mn lawsuit against Leicester City owner

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Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai anti-corruption court on Monday accepted a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the company that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state $420 million in unpaid taxes.

The case is a rare attack on an ultra-rich firm run by one of the kingdom’s best-connected billionaires.

Thai court accepts $420 mn lawsuit against Leicester City owner

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Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai anti-corruption court on Monday accepted a lawsuit accusing duty-free giant King Power, the company that owns Leicester City Football Club, of owing the state $420 million in unpaid taxes.

The case is a rare attack on an ultra-rich firm run by one of the kingdom’s best-connected billionaires.

‘Magic’ penalty leaves Thai goalie in despair

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Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai goalkeeper was left red-faced after sprinting from his goaline to celebrate a penalty hitting the crossbar in a shoot-out - only to watch the ball spectacularly spin back into the empty net.

The U-18s cup match (October 21) between Bangkok Sports Club and Satri Angthong had finished 2-2 in normal time, prompting an epic shootout that ended 20-19.

‘Magic’ penalty leaves Thai goalie in despair

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Bangkok (AFP) – A Thai goalkeeper was left red-faced after sprinting from his goaline to celebrate a penalty hitting the crossbar in a shoot-out - only to watch the ball spectacularly spin back into the empty net.

The U-18s cup match (October 21) between Bangkok Sports Club and Satri Angthong had finished 2-2 in normal time, prompting an epic shootout that ended 20-19.

English Football League apologises for Carabao Cup livestream farce

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Bangkok (AFP) – The English Football League apologised on Saturday after error-riddled graphics appeared on their online broadcast of the first round draw for the Carabao Cup, including inaccurately announcing an extra Charlton Athletic match.

Glitches in the draw, which took place in Bangkok on Friday night, caused confusion and much merriment among fans but is a major publicity gaff for the EFL and the cup’s new sponsor, Thai energy drinks firm Carabao.

Thailand’s Worawi vows to challenge FIFA ban

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Bangkok (AFP) – Former Thai football chief Worawi Makudi has vowed to push FIFA to lift its ban on him after an appeals court in Bangkok overturned his conviction for forgery.

Worawi, who had a long and tumultuous tenure in charge of Thai football, was banned for five years by FIFA last year following his July 2015 conviction.

Thailand’s Worawi vows to challenge FIFA ban

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Bangkok (AFP) – Former Thai football chief Worawi Makudi has vowed to push FIFA to lift its ban on him after an appeals court in Bangkok overturned his conviction for forgery.

Worawi, who had a long and tumultuous tenure in charge of Thai football, was banned for five years by FIFA last year following his July 2015 conviction.

Thailand to bar ‘ultras’ from football World Cup qualifiers

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Bangkok (AFP) – Thai football authorities said on Tuesday they would cancel the tickets of around 800 ‘ultras’ for three World Cup qualifiers after flares were set off at a December international.

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) was fined $30,000 over the incident, which saw plumes of smoke blanket crowds at Bangkok’s Rajamangala stadium after the War Elephants triumphed over Indonesia in the regional Suzuki Cup final.

Thailand to bar ‘ultras’ from football World Cup qualifiers

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Bangkok (AFP) – Thai football authorities said on Tuesday they would cancel the tickets of around 800 ‘ultras’ for three World Cup qualifiers after flares were set off at a December international.

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) was fined $30,000 over the incident, which saw plumes of smoke blanket crowds at Bangkok’s Rajamangala stadium after the War Elephants triumphed over Indonesia in the regional Suzuki Cup final.

Grieving Thai footballers may play Australia behind closed doors

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Bangkok (AFP) The Football Association of Thailand has said it may hold a World Cup qualifier behind closed doors while the nation mourns King Bhumibol Adulyadej and all forms of entertainment are reined in.

The venue for the November 15 tie against Australia was cast into doubt after the Thai king, the world's longest-reigning monarch, died last Thursday and plunged the kingdom into intense grief.

Asano lays ‘ghost goal’ spectre to rest in Japan win

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Bangkok (AFP) Takuma Asano bounced back from last week's disallowed goal controversy as he hit Japan's second in a 2-0 win over Thailand which reignited their World Cup qualifying bid on Tuesday.

Asano was denied a clear goal in Thursday's 2-1 defeat to UAE when officials failed to see his shot had crossed the line, but there was no doubt when he scored in Bangkok.

Palace and parade for Leicester City on Thai tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City received a royal seal of approval Thursday at Bangkok's Grand Palace, with the Thai-owned team presenting its trophy to a portrait of the king before a bus parade through the capital.

The East Midlands team is currently visiting the football-mad Southeast Asian nation as part of a publicity blitz after its fairytale title triumph.

Palace and parade for Leicester City on Thai tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City received a royal seal of approval Thursday at Bangkok's Grand Palace, with the Thai-owned team presenting its trophy to a portrait of the king before a bus parade through the capital.

The East Midlands team is currently visiting the football-mad Southeast Asian nation as part of a publicity blitz after its fairytale title triumph.

Leicester City mobbed in Thailand on Premier League victory tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City Wednesday as they began a global publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

Leicester City mobbed in Thailand on Premier League victory tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City Wednesday as they began a global publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

‘Siamese Foxes’ party as Leicester inch towards title

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Bangkok (AFP) Bangkok's growing contingent of Leicester City fans guzzled free beers and plates of fried rice laid on by the club's Thai owners at a raucous big screen broadcast of Sunday's nail biting 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

The ranks of Leicester supporters in Thailand, or "Siamese Foxes", are swelling each week as the Premier League leaders inch closer to one of sport's most improbable championship victories.

‘Siamese Foxes’ party as Leicester inch towards title

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Bangkok (AFP) Bangkok's growing contingent of Leicester City fans guzzled free beers and plates of fried rice laid on by the club's Thai owners at a raucous big screen broadcast of Sunday's nail biting 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

The ranks of Leicester supporters in Thailand, or "Siamese Foxes", are swelling each week as the Premier League leaders inch closer to one of sport's most improbable championship victories.

Carabao Cup

Carabao Cup Snapshot: First Round Draw Goes Swimmingly As Charlton Come Out Of The Hat Twice…

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The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup took place in Bangkok and, as you may have guessed, the whole thing proved to be a worthwhile foray into lucrative emerging marketsfrom start to end.

There was one slight hitch, however, when Charlton Athletic found themselves faced with an incredibly challenging first round draw after being pitted againstboth Exeter City and Cheltenham Town.

Modern Football Is Rubbish: Carabao Cup (Née League Cup) First-Round Draw To Be Conducted In Bangkok

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The Football Leaguehave confirmed that the first-round draw for the 2017/18 Carabao Cup (née League Cup) will be conducted this Friday... in Bangkok ...in Thailand.

Thai energy drink pedlars Carabao signed a three-year deal to sponsor the cup back in November, and will kick things off with a chintzy event in their home capital.

English Premier League

Leicester seek royal blessing on Thai tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City received a royal seal of approval at Bangkok's Grand Palace Thursday, with the team kneeling en masse in front of a portrait of the king alongside their new trophy.

The Thai-owned East Midlands team is currently visiting the football-mad Southeast Asian nation as part of a publicity blitz following their fairytale title triumph.

Leicester seek royal blessing on Thai tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City received a royal seal of approval at Bangkok's Grand Palace Thursday, with the team kneeling en masse in front of a portrait of the king alongside their new trophy.

The Thai-owned East Midlands team is currently visiting the football-mad Southeast Asian nation as part of a publicity blitz following their fairytale title triumph.

Leicester owners shoot for Thai World Cup entry

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Bangkok (AFP) Leicester City's billionaire owners say they hope to use the Premier League winners to nurture young football talent with the aim of Thailand qualifying for the World Cup within a decade.

The newly crowned English champions are on a celebratory post-season tour of Thailand, home of publicity-shy billionaireVichaiSrivaddhanaprabha and his son Aiyawatt better known as 'Top'.

Leicester owners shoot for Thai World Cup entry

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Bangkok (AFP) Leicester City's billionaire owners say they hope to use the Premier League winners to nurture young football talent with the aim of Thailand qualifying for the World Cup within a decade.

The newly crowned English champions are on a celebratory post-season tour of Thailand, home of publicity-shy billionaireVichaiSrivaddhanaprabha and his son Aiyawatt better known as 'Top'.

Leicester City mobbed in Thailand on Premier League victory tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City Wednesday as they began a global publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

Leicester City mobbed in Thailand on Premier League victory tour

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City Wednesday as they began a global publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

Forget pizza, now it’s lobster for Leicester City stars

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Bangkok (AFP) Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Wednesday joked that it was time for him to boost the culinary incentives from pizza to lobster for his players to keep clean sheets.

The genial Italian, 64, has said he rewarded each match without conceding a goal during the Foxes' stunning English Premier League title win with pizza for the whole team paid out off his own pocket.

Forget pizza, now it’s lobster for Leicester City stars

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Bangkok (AFP) Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Wednesday joked that it was time for him to boost the culinary incentives from pizza to lobster for his players to keep clean sheets.

The genial Italian, 64, has said he rewarded each match without conceding a goal during the Foxes' stunning English Premier League title win with pizza for the whole team paid out off his own pocket.

Garlands and crowds greet Foxes in Thailand

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they arrived on Wednesday for a publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

Garlands and crowds greet Foxes in Thailand

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Bangkok (AFP) Thai fans mobbed newly crowned English Premier League champions Leicester City as they arrived on Wednesday for a publicity blitz after their fairytale title triumph.

They also hoped to banish the memory of a sex tape scandal that marred a visit a year ago to the homeland of their billionaire owner.

Leicester go from sex-tape to tickertape after Bangkok orgy

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Bangkok (AFP) A sex-tape of a racially charged orgy in a Bangkok hotel was a public relations catastrophe for Thai-owned Leicester City but it proved an unlikely turning point in their journey to the top of the English Premier League.

The offending video featured three young players including James Pearson, son of then manager Nigel Pearson, engaging in explicit acts with group of Thai women in a Bangkok hotel.

Leicester go from sex-tape to tickertape after Bangkok orgy

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Bangkok (AFP) A sex-tape of a racially charged orgy in a Bangkok hotel was a public relations catastrophe for Thai-owned Leicester City but it proved an unlikely turning point in their journey to the top of the English Premier League.

The offending video featured three young players including James Pearson, son of then manager Nigel Pearson, engaging in explicit acts with group of Thai women in a Bangkok hotel.

Cilegon For Football

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London, the capital city of England and all that, apparently has a population of in excess of 8 million people. Bangkok has a similar population, more if you add in the folks who live in the surrounding provinces like Pathum Thani and commute in.

Jakarta? Jakarta has more than 10 million people and is according to wiki the 13th largest city in the world.

Gerard Pique dismisses talk of Cesc Fabregas moving to Manchester United

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Barcelona and ex-Manchester United defender Gerard Pique has rejected suggestions that team-mate Cesc Fabregas will join his former club this summer. Like Fabregas, Pique left Barcelona at a young age to join a Premier League side, only for both to return to their boyhood club as first-team players. And having seen Fabregas make the move [.

Videos

Video: Barcelona star Neymar takes a dive at Nike promo

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Barcelona new boy Neymar ended up in a heap in the floor after falling over during a Nike promotional event in Bangkok. Proving that Jermaine Jenas didn't know he was born when he complained about being in a goldfish bowl, the Brazilian star was expected to dribble round in circles at full speed on a [.

Video: Jordan Henderson drives Liverpool team-mates Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Alberto around in a tuk tuk

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Liverpool players Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Alberto took time out from pre-season training to bomb around in a Reds-themed tuk tuk. Midfielder Henderson took the handlebars of the engine-powered rickshaw to drive it round a short course in Bangkok. Supporters will not be overly surprised by Henderson's lack of accuracy as [.

The Rest

Thais allowed to cheer at World Cup qualifier

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Bangkok (AFP) Fans will be allowed to cheer during Thailand's November 15 World Cup qualifier against Australia in Bangkok, after the government eased strict mourning rules in place since King Bhumibol Adulyadej's death.

Uncertainty has surrounded the qualifier since the king's October 13 death plunged the country into a period of deep mourning.