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Now I will post about the Thai football team that will compete in the 2018 Asian Games event which took place in Indonesia.
The draw of the 2018 Asian Games has put Thailand in a very difficult position. In addition to facing Bangladesh, which is 82 places below them, Thailand should serve Uzbekistan and Qatar, two Asian teams in the Top 100 FIFA.
The Thai national team joins Uzbekistan, Qatar and Bangladesh, in Group B 2018 Asian Games football.
Thailand, which is well-known at the ASEAN soccer level for all age categories, now has to prove the quality at a higher level when it comes to facing the champions and the semi-finalists of the AFC Cup U-23 2018. Thailand starts the event at the 2018 Asian Games by facing Qatar at the Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, Tuesday (14/08/2018) night. As a reminder, Qatar is a semi-finalist AFC U-23 Cup 2018 held early in the year.
Qatar is currently ranked 98th in the FIFA rankings, winning 14 places from Thailand. Meanwhile, Uzbekistan and Bangladesh will face each other more quickly several hours in the same place and date.
The match between Thailand and Bangladesh will be held on Thursday (08/16/2018) afternoon at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong. Asa Thailand vying for the top 16 tickets should be maximized in this match given Uzbekistan and Qatar facing each other in the same place in the evening.
Thailand's toughest test took place in the last game against Uzbekistan. This match may determine the fate of Thailand can go far in the 2018 Asian Games considering Uzbekistan is a strong team that won the AFC U-23 Cup 2018 in January.
The match between Thailand counter Uzbekistan will be held at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong, on Sunday (19/08/2018) night. At the same time another Group B soccer match of 2018 Asian Games will be held between Qatar counter Bangladesh held at Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium, Bekasi.
Even so, no matter how heavy the challenges are, I am sure Thailand will pass the next round as runner-up.
On the other hand, Thailand coach Worrawoot Srimaka, insists my goal at the Asian Games is to get at least four points in the group stage, which I believe can bring us through to the second phase, everything must be step by step. We will see who our opponents are in the knockout phase and we will decide the next step.
For your information. Thailand has a strong football culture and also has shiny achievements on the green field. Even now they are not just controlling Southeast Asia but try to break down the Asia that has been controlled by the East Asian countries and the Middle East.
Never collapsed until Zico's presence brought a wind of change
After Peter Withe successfully gave many titles ranging from 1998-2002, Thailand began to decline. Without a title in the 2004 Tiger Cup and the 2007/2008 AFF Cup, the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) finally made a breakthrough by bringing in a famous name who had been in the English Premier League, Bryan Robson, to become their senior team coach. Arriving in September 2009, Robson managed to make a sweet debut by silencing Singapore 3-1 at the 2011 Asian Cup Qualifiers.
Nevertheless, he was unable to pay the high expectations given and the peak is when the AFF Cup 2010 held in Vietnam and Indonesia. Playing in Group B with hosts Indonesia, Malaysia and Laos, they never even tasted victory. Robson finally resigned in June 2011. At that time, Thailand almost waiting 10 years for a prestigious title in Southeast Asia.
Unlike his senior, the young Thai team is able to make fragrant the name of the country. Become a ruler in the South East Asia (SEA) Games and always qualify for the Asian Games (AG) group stage, finally bringing up one name. He is Kiatisuk "Zico" Senamuang, the legend with the most goals and stamp on the Thailand team. Zico-julukan Kiatisuk Senamuang, referring to the Brazilian football legend, became the warmest person to discuss at the time because he managed to bring the young team of the White Elephant to win the 2013 SEA Games and ranked 4th AG a year later.
Thanks to these achievements, Zico was appointed senior team head coach. Regardless of the age of corn and the smell of galingale, Thailand wants to be brought to become the champion of ASEAN. "I want to win the AFF Cup, I want to win for the Thai people," Zico said in an interview ahead of the 2014 AFF tournament and repeated ahead of the first leg final.
Relying on the majority of the young squad, Thailand successfully brought up the 2014 AFF Cup trophy by beating Malaysia 4-3 and making himself the first person to win the AFF Cup (formerly the Tiger Cup) as a player and coach.
In 2018 2018 World Cup qualifying 2018 Asian Cup & Asian Qualifying 2019, Thailand has yet to feel defeat. One group with Iraq, Vietnam, China Taipei (and even Indonesia), Thailand was able to top the standings with seven points. If they can maintain this positive trend, it is not impossible that the Thai national team will swing smoothly into the next qualifying phase.
Admittedly, Thailand really dominates football in Southeast Asia. Although it has long been destroyed, but slowly they are able to compete again. It was achieved with a short time.
Finally, this paper is made only to share knowledge with all the lovers of national football. Hopefully, this article can provide an idea or inspiration for the development of football this country. No need to look for the role of football until the Blue Continent. We can see how Thailand is developing. And very likely with the struggle and strong determination Thailand can qualify from Group B to get to the next round in this event Asiang Games 2018.
Full schedule 2018 Asian Games Football Group B
Tuesday, August 14 2018
Uzbekistan Vs Bangladesh, at 16.00 WIB at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong
Thailand vs Qatar at 19:00 at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong
Thursday, August 16 2018
Bangladesh vs Thailand, at 16.00 WIB at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong
Qatar Vs Uzbekistan, at 19:00 at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong
Sunday, August 19 2018
Bangladesh Vs Qatar, at 7:00 pm. WIB at the Patriot Stadium, Bekasi
Thailand Vs Uzbekistan, at 19:00 pm at Pakansari Stadium, Cibinong