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Australia scramble vital win over Thailand

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Melbourne (AFP) – Australia beat Thailand 2-1 in their final World Cup qualifying group game on Tuesday, but they faced a nervy wait to see if it will be enough to book their ticket to Russia 2018.

The Socceroos were searching for a big win to put pressure on their Group B rivals Saudi Arabia, who started the evening level on points and who host already qualified Japan later.

Australia scramble vital win over Thailand

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Melbourne (AFP) – Australia beat Thailand 2-1 in their final World Cup qualifying group game on Tuesday, but they faced a nervy wait to see if it will be enough to book their ticket to Russia 2018.

The Socceroos were searching for a big win to put pressure on their Group B rivals Saudi Arabia, who started the evening level on points and who host already qualified Japan later.

Malaysia urged to stay grounded in SEA Games’ football final

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Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia’s coach urged his team to keep their feet on the ground and not be swept up by a wave of excitement in Tuesday’s Southeast Asian Games men’s football final against Thailand.

Expectations are sky-high after the hosts narrowly beat Indonesia 1-0 in the semi-finals to stand on the verge of their sixth title in the competition, which is for under-22s.

UAE score last-gasp equaliser in Thai World Cup qualifier

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Bangkok (AFP) – Ali Mabkhout’s stoppage-time equaliser gave the United Arab Emirates a stay of execution but a 1-1 draw with Thailand left their World Cup bid hanging by a thread on Tuesday.

The UAE were seconds from dropping out of the running for Russia 2018 when Mabkhout scored from close range after a knockdown in the third minute of added time.

UAE score last-gasp equaliser in Thai World Cup qualifier

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Bangkok (AFP) – Ali Mabkhout’s stoppage-time equaliser gave the United Arab Emirates a stay of execution but a 1-1 draw with Thailand left their World Cup bid hanging by a thread on Tuesday.

The UAE were seconds from dropping out of the running for Russia 2018 when Mabkhout scored from close range after a knockdown in the third minute of added time.

Thais pick ex-Ghana coach Rajevac to revive fortunes

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Bangkok (AFP) – Thailand on Wednesday appointed Serbian Milovan Rajevac as the new coach of the national football team, plumping for the man who guided Ghana to an unlikely quarter-final spot at the 2010 World Cup.

The former Red Star Belgrade defender was available after leaving his as Algeria coach last year after just two games.

Thais pick ex-Ghana coach Rajevac to revive fortunes

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Bangkok (AFP) – Thailand on Wednesday appointed Serbian Milovan Rajevac as the new coach of the national football team, plumping for the man who guided Ghana to an unlikely quarter-final spot at the 2010 World Cup.

The former Red Star Belgrade defender was available after leaving his as Algeria coach last year after just two games.

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.

Thai football coach resigns after crushing World Cup bid

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Bangkok (AFP) – The coach of Thailand’s national football team has shocked fans by resigning from his post after leading the War Elephants through a disappointing 2018 World Cup bid.

Kiatisak Senamuang, a former star Thai striker who has coached the team since 2014, announced the move on his Instagram account late Friday.

Thai football coach resigns after crushing World Cup bid

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Bangkok (AFP) – The coach of Thailand’s national football team has shocked fans by resigning from his post after leading the War Elephants through a disappointing 2018 World Cup bid.

Kiatisak Senamuang, a former star Thai striker who has coached the team since 2014, announced the move on his Instagram account late Friday.

Okazaki fires 50th for Japan in 4-0 Thai rout

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Shinji Kagawa gave the hosts the lead in their Asian Group B qualifier with a sharp finish after eight minutes, before Okazaki thundered home a diving header to bring up his half-century in swashbuckling style.

Japan crush Thailand 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Leicester City’s Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Shinji Kagawa gave the hosts the lead in their Asian Group B qualifier with a sharp finish after eight minutes, before Okazaki thundered home a diving header to bring up his half-century in swashbuckling style.

Japan crush Thailand 4-0 in World Cup qualifier

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Saitama (Japan) (AFP) – Leicester City’s Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup.

Shinji Kagawa gave the hosts the lead in their Asian Group B qualifier with a sharp finish after eight minutes, before Okazaki thundered home a diving header to bring up his half-century in swashbuckling style.

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.

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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.

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.

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'.

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.

Thai Premier League

Thailand 2017/18 Warrix Kits

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AFF Championship winners in 2014 and 2016, Southeast Asian power Thailand will wear kits from Warrix following the end of their five-year deal with Grand Sport. For the first time in their history The War Elephants will wear a black home kit in a departure from their usual primary blue. The 2017/18 Thailand away uniform [.

Thailand 2016/17 Grand Sport Home and Away Kits

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Thailand debuted their 2016/17 home kit during Thursday night's 1-0 World Cup qualifier loss to [...]

Thailand 2016 Grand Sport 100th Anniversary Home Kit

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The Thailand men's national football team debuted their 100th Anniversary kit during Friday's 2016 King's [...]

Australia

Thailand bans cheering at World Cup qualifier

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Bangkok (AFP) Thailand's football association said Friday it would ban cheering at next month's World Cup qualifier against Australia as the nation mourns the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Thailand initially tried to change the venue of the November 15 match after the Thai king, the world's longest reigning monarch, died last Thursday, plunging the kingdom into grief.

Thailand bans cheering at World Cup qualifier

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Bangkok (AFP) Thailand's football association said Friday it would ban cheering at next month's World Cup qualifier against Australia as the nation mourns the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Thailand initially tried to change the venue of the November 15 match after the Thai king, the world's longest reigning monarch, died last Thursday, plunging the kingdom into grief.

Australia wait on fate of Thailand World Cup tie

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Sydney (AFP) Australia could play their World Cup qualifier against Thailand on neutral territory if efforts fail to keep the match in Bangkok following the death of King Bhumibol, Football Federation Australia said on Monday.

The venue for the November 15 match has been in limbo since the world's longest-reigning monarch died Thursday aged 88, after years of ill health, plunging Thailand into mourning.

United States

Match recap: United States vs. Thailand

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US women send off Heather O'Reilly with a 9-0 thrashing of Thailand.

The United States Women's National Team blitzed Thailand, 9-0, in a fitting and memorable send-off for Heather O'Reilly Thursday night at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

In O'Reilly's last game before her international retirement, the USWNT used a quick three goals in the first eight minutes to supercharge their offense en-route to a leisurely win.

Whitney Engen named to 21-player USWNT roster for September friendlies

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The United States will play Thailand and the Netherlands this month

Boston Breakers defender Whitney Engen has been called up the 21-player USWNT roster for their September friendlies against Thailand and the Netherlands.

The United States will play Thailand on September 15 in Columbus, Ohio and then will play The Netherlands on September 18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Thailand warns fans of Euro 2016 heart attack threat

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Bangkok (AFP) Thailand's health authorities have urged football fans to avoid getting overly excited while watching Euro 2016 lest those heart-stopping moments literally prove fatal.

The Public Halth Ministry published advice calling on fans to ward off heart attacks by making sure they get enough rest and avoid long binges of football-fuelled excitement.

Thailand warns fans of Euro 2016 heart attack threat

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Bangkok (AFP) Thailand's health authorities have urged football fans to avoid getting overly excited while watching Euro 2016 lest those heart-stopping moments literally prove fatal.

The Public Halth Ministry published advice calling on fans to ward off heart attacks by making sure they get enough rest and avoid long binges of football-fuelled excitement.

Indonesia

Soetjipto, Indonesia & The First King's Cup

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Yesterday marked the anniversary of Indonesia's debut in the World Cup. Ok, so it wasn't quite Indonesia, more the Dutch East Indies but you know what I mean. Yesterday also saw Thailand win the annual King's Cup, defeating Jordan 2-0 in the final.
With all that background today seems a good a time as any to recall when Indonesia were not only invited to take part in the King's Cup.

Jose Is Loving Life In Indonesia

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He was the first Spaniard to play in Thailand. And Indonesia. And Jordan. For a guy who started his career in Atletico Madrid's C and B teams Jose Pedrosa Galan is now making a pretty mean fist of his career here in Asia and while results may not be going the way of Persela so far this season, five losses in their opening five games, the midfielder is confident the corner will soon be turned.

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Thailand: Bangkok Sports Club Emerge Victorious From Mammoth Penalty Shootout Thanks To Truly Bizarre Winning Spot-Kick (Video)

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After this 'ere Thai cup match between Bangkok Sports Club and Satri Angthong finished 2-2 after extra time, the two sides embarked upon an extended penalty shoot-out that eventually culminated in one of the silliest, flukiest spot-kicks you're ever likely to see.

With the shoot-out dramatically poised at 19-19 and goalkeeper facing goalkeeper, the Bangkok Sports Club stopper sent his powerful effort clanging off the crossbar.

Thai International Progress Hampered By Domestic Issues

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Thailand have won six of their last 10 internationals. The best team in South East Asia? Of course they are. Look at that recent record. However, remove the games from their AFF Suzuki Cup triumph and what do have left? One draw, two defeats in last three games. In their last eight games they can boast a single draw and seven defeats.

Persijap & The Thai Connection

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Not many Thai players have appeared in Indonesia. At one stage, Persijap boasted three of them! Phaitoon Thiabma, who plays down the right flank, was with the club from 2006 until 2010 after appearing for his country a few times when former English striker Peter Withe was the coach.

Phaitoon was the first of the Thais to score as best as I can make out, equalising on 42 minutes after Persija's Oritisan Solossa had given the Kemayoran Tigers the lead.

Die wahre Geschichte des Panyee FC

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Die wahre Geschichte des Panyee FC

Koh Panyee, einkleines Fischerdorfim thailändischen Süden. Dort hat sich im Jahr der Weltmeisterschaft 1986 eine fantastische Geschichte zugetragen. Ein paar Jungs aus dem Dorf haben gespannt die WM in Mexiko verfolgt und dabei selbst angefangen vom großen Fussball zu träumen.