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Thailand’s SEA Games medal count jumps to 84, putting it firmly in second place

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Thailand’s SEA Games medal count jumps to 84, putting it firmly in second place

Dec 10. 2019
Panipak Wongpattanakit wins gold medal in taekwondo.

Panipak Wongpattanakit wins gold medal in taekwondo.
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Thailand jumped to second place in the SEA Games medal tally after national athletes scooped 27 golds from the sports extravaganza on Monday.

The 13-time overall champions have picked up 84 gold medals, surpassing Vietnam (79) and Indonesia (69) to land behind hosts Philippines who with 137 golds will definitely win the overall title with only one more day to go.

The athletic team and boxing squad played a significant role in the Monday’s Thai productivity as they contributed to a combined 10 golds.

Tuntivate Kieran

The Thai domination in track and field began with American-Thai Tuntivate Kieran winning his second gold in the 30th Games from the men’s 5,000m. The Harvard senior student, also a winner in the 10,000m on Saturday, immediately flew back to the US for his exam after the medal presentation ceremony.

Men’s 4×100 relay team

The highlight of the day was in the men’s and women’s 4×100 relay which were dictated by Thai runners. While the men successfully defended their gold, the women salvaged their pride after losing to Vietnam two years ago in Malaysia.

The remaining gold medals in athletics came from women’s high jump and women’s discus throw.

In boxing, Thai fighters hit their targets by winning five events from men’s bantamweight, welterweight , light heavyweight, lightweight and women’s bantamweight.

In martial arts, taekwondo queen Panipak Wongpattanakit, the 2-time world champion lived up to her portfolio by winning the women’s under 49kg category. The Kingdom’s taekwondo team also won in men’s 58kg and 63kg, and women’s 46kg.

In Esports, included in the Games for the first time, Thailand won an historic gold medal from the Arena of Valor category.

Women’s volleyball team wins for the 14th time.

Others gold medals came from archery (women’s team compound, women’s individual compound, men’s individual compound), karate (men’s 67kg kumite, women’s 61kg kumite, men’s 75kg kumite), women’s sepak takraw regu event, women’s air pistol, men’s cycling BMX time trial, women’s volleyball, women’s windsurfing RS: X (8.5m) under19 and men’s jiujitsu under 69kg.

Chance for Thais to join home LPGA

Published December 10, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Chance for Thais to join home LPGA

Dec 10. 2019
Benyapha Niphatsophon won the National Qualifiers in January.

Benyapha Niphatsophon won the National Qualifiers in January.
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All professional, amateur and aspiring female golfers in Thailand are invited to compete at the qualifying round of the Honda LPGA Thailand 2020 National Qualifiers, which will be held from January 20-22, 2019 at Siam Country Club Pattaya, Old Course.

The winner will be entitled to join the Kingdom’s world-class golfing tournament – the Honda LPGA Thailand 2020.

 Registration is open from 11 December 2019 -11 January 2020. Amateur golfers are required to have a Handicap USGA 2.0 or less as of 1 December 2019. Applicants may download the entry form at NATIONAL QUALIFIERS. The National Qualifier round is an ideal opportunity for Thai women golfers to pursue their dreams and an opportunity to play and compete among the 70 top world golfers at the prestigious Honda LPGA Thailand 2020 from February 20-23, 2020, with a prize purse of $1.6 million.

 Sanctioned by the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and held annually since 2006 at the world-class destination of Pattaya, Thailand, the 2020 tournament continues to promote the aspirational vision of ‘Dream Big’, a concept that aims to inspire interest in golf and build passion among professionals, enthusiasts and junior players from all backgrounds and at all levels.

Rich gold harvest eases pain of Thai women’s defeat in football final

Published December 9, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Rich gold harvest eases pain of Thai women’s defeat in football final

Dec 09. 2019
The men's sepak takraw regu team wins the gold medal for the 17th time.

The men’s sepak takraw regu team wins the gold medal for the 17th time.
By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

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Despite a disappointing defeat in the women’s football final, Thailand still enjoyed a fruitful day in the SEA Games by winning 20 gold medals on Sunday.

After the men’s team crashed out in the group stage, the Football Association of Thailand had placed high hopes on the women’s side, who took on long-standing rivals Vietnam at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila, to bring home a gold medal.

Unfortunately, after a 90-minute goaless game, defending champions Vietnam broke the ice in extra-time to retain the gold medal, adding more salt to Thai wounds after having knocked the Thai men’s team out of the competition just a few days ago.

Once the dominant football power in the region, Thailand failed to win a gold medal in the SEA Games football event for the first time since 2009.

Women’s wakeboard gold medalist Patcharaporn Junnguluam

However, there was plenty of good news away from the soccer field as Thai athletes produced the highest number of golds in a single day since the Games started on November 20.

The athletic team proved the most productive, winning four events — women’s triple jump, hammer throw and javelin throw, and men’s hammer throw.

Three gold medals were contributed by the muay thai boxing team who won in the men’s 48kg and 63.5kg and women’s 45kg.

Thailand also won two golds from each of the following sports: wakeboard (men’s and women’s), karatedo (men’s 67kg kumite and women’s 61kg kumite), cycling (men’s individual road race and team’s road race) and taekwondo (men’s under 68kg and over 87kg).

Men’s road racing team

Elsewhere, the men’s sepak takraw regu team won the gold medal for the 17th time, the women’s rugby team defended their crown, fourth victory in the Games overall, and the men’s golf team took the only gold medal from four disciplines after failing in the men’s individual, women’s team and individual.

Other Thai gold medals on Sunday came from fencing (women’s sabre team) and traditional boat race 22-seater 200m.

Men’s golf team

Thailand moves to fourth place in SEA Games after winning 18 golds in one day

Published December 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Thailand moves to fourth place in SEA Games after winning 18 golds in one day

Dec 08. 2019
Thailand's sailing team with their gold medals.

Thailand’s sailing team with their gold medals.
By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

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After a slow and quiet week, Thailand finally lived up to the expectations of sports fans by sweeping 18 gold medals for a total of 41 golds in the SEA Games on Saturday in the Philippines.

It was an impressive rebound for the 13-time champions, who proceeded through the opening week with a mere 18 gold medals, nowhere the target of 120 golds.

But the tide did eventually turn as the Kingdom moved past Malaysia and Singapore in the medal tally with a haul of 41 golds to land in fourth place. With three more days to go, host the Philippines, who have won 89 golds overall, remain in the lead and are the heavy favourites to win the 30th edition while Indonesia, with 50 golds, and Vietnam with 46, come in second and third.

The sailing team proved the most productive on Saturday, earning five medals from men’s and women’s optimist, men’s and women’s international and laser radial.

Four golds were captured in athletics: women’s triple jump, men’s hammer throw, men’s 1,000m and men’s 200m.

Thai breaststroke king Nuttapong Ketin won his fifth Games gold medal after touching the pool first in the men’s 200m category. He also won this event in 2009, 2001, 2013 and 2017.

Thai women’s table tennis medallists.

In table tennis, Suthasini Sawettabut and Orawan Paranang won the first women’s doubles gold medal for Thailand in 34 years in an all-Thai affair opposite Nanthana Kamwong and Jinnipa Sawettabut.

In rhythmic gymnastics, Benjaporn Limpanich put an end to the long eight-year drought of gold medals for Thailand after reigning supreme in the clubs competition.

The other six gold medals came from traditional boat race – 22-seaters 200m, men’s judo team, women’s taekwondo poomsae team, men’s cycling time trial team, men’s shooting air pistol and men’s Asean chess.

Thailand’s Thongchai earns full exempt status on PGA TOUR Champions after 62

Published December 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Thailand’s Thongchai earns full exempt status on PGA TOUR Champions after 62

Dec 08. 2019
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Arizona – Thailand’s Thongchai Jaidee shot a brilliant final round 9-under 62 to earn full exempt status for the 2020 PGA TOUR Champions after he finished second in the Qualifying Tournament Final Stage on Friday.

The three-time Asian Tour No. 1 and eight-time European Tour winner entered the last day outside the top-five which rewards players with full playing rights on the Champions and Thongchai, the first Thai player to play in the Presidents Cup in 2015,  made the biggest final-round jump as he improved from T11 overnight to second with a 16-under total. He carded five birdies and two eagles on the ninth and 17th holes in his final 18 holes. He had carded earlier scores of 67, 71 and 68.

“Very excited. I worked well with my coach and caddie this week. The course is in great shape. When you have a good tee shot, you have a chance. Very proud with this 62 and I played well. Putted a lot better today. I attacked and targeted five or six under today as I was outside the top-five and managed to attack the par fives. Turned 50 this year and I’ll try to enjoy it although I’ll have to do things differently now. Finally I’ve got in and hopefully I’ll enjoy next year,” said Thongchai.

Shane Bertsch made a six-foot par putt on the 18th hole to complete a final-round 65 and pip Thongchai by one stroke with a 17-under total. Apart from Bertsch and Thongchai, the next three players on the leaderboard are Sweden’s Robert Karlsson, Robin Byrd and Australia’s Stephen Leaney.

Karlsson was the 54-hole leader and earned one of the five cards after a final-round 69 gave him a third-place finish at 14-under. An 11-time winner on the European Tour, Karlsson was selected by Padraig Harrington to be a vice captain at the 2020 Ryder Cup.

Thongchai, the leading career money earner on the Asian Tour, won First Stage in California by three shots with a four-day score of 13-under. He turned in rounds of 61-73-71-66, making eight birdies and an eagle to turn in the opening round 61. He has been a staple on the Asian Tour for a long time, collecting 13 wins, second most all-time behind countryman Thaworn Wiratchant. He also has eight career wins on the European Tour. The Thai legend turned 50 in November.

Roberts pips Noppakao to clinch top honours in King’s Cup

Published December 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Roberts pips Noppakao to clinch top honours in King’s Cup

Dec 08. 2019
By THE NATION

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Defending champion and veteran Australian sailor Ray Roberts clocked up five wins from eight races on his boat Team Hollywood to win the top flight IRC Zero class at the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, which finished on Saturday.

Despite some serious competition from Thailand’s former world Optimist champion and two-time Asian Games gold medalist Noppakao Poonpat, who was at the helm of the Thai-registered boat THA 72, Roberts and his crew finished the regatta in overall first place. THA 72 finished a close second with six second-place finishes from the eight races contested.

The Hong Kong-registered boat WindSikher of Sarab Singh and Nick Burns finished third overall, despite not starting in the final race, which was held in strong winds.

“Before the start of racing today the wind was at 24 knots and gusting up to 30 knots,” said race officer Simon James. “At the start of racing the wind was averaging 17 knots, then it went up to 22. The wind was all over the place. Safety is the most important thing and on Friday we cancelled some racing. But today the conditions were better and we were able to hold the races.”

Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pukbhasuk, a personal representative of His Majesty the King, presided over the Royal Awards Ceremony and presented the trophies to the winners on Saturday afternoon.

Russia’s Alexey Mashkin steered MegaZip to first place overall in the IRC 1 class after three wins from eight races. Hot on his heels were two Japanese skippers, with Kazuki Kihara on Char Chan in second place and Nanamori Yasuo on Emagine in third.

Proving that size doesn’t matter was Danish sailor Morten Jakobsen, who steered his small boat Over Here to victory in the IRC 2 class. Jakobsen was at the helm of the smallest boat in the class and won four of the eight races contested, just managing to get the better of two Chinese skippers.

Finishing second overall in the IRC 2 class was Shen Sheng on Bigboys Sailing Team, followed by Minzhi Feng on Highlead Encoragers.

Overall honours in the Premier class went to Hong Kong’s Geoff Hill on Antipodes, who won two of the seven races contested. Australian Peter Cremers finished a narrow second overall on Shahtoosh, just pipping Thailand’s Inthinai Yingsiri, who had to settle for third.

Australian Dan Fidock won six of the seven races to finish on top in the Multihull Racing class, with Dan Moore and Nigel Cross on Frankenstein in second place and Hong Kong’s Gaeten Verhegge skippering Team Red Blood into third.

The Firefly 850 Sports class, for mostly locally-built racing catamarans, saw Phuket-based sailor Hans Rahmann score four wins from eight races for a narrow overall victory on Voodoo, with Great Britain’s John Newnham a close second on Twin Sharks and fellow Brit Neil Ayre third on Mamba.

The International Dinghy Fleet races were held close to Kata Beach on Saturday in a bid to avoid the stronger winds further out to sea. The strong winds on Friday had caused some problems for the mostly young dinghy sailors, with the Royal Thai Navy’s inflatable boats as well as some of the boats from the main fleet coming to lend a hand and towing some dinghies to shore.

A total of 120 sailors contested six classes of dinghies during the regatta, encouraged by the organisers who are keen to promote the sport among the young generation.

“For 2019 and in past years, we have had a special focus on growing the dinghy components of our overall regatta, as we in the sailing community in Thailand can feel the positive effect this is having over the years as the sport of sailing continues to grow in popularity here,” said Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Organising Committee. “The International Dinghy fleet is a fast-growing racing programme designed to promote and encourage youth sailing in Thailand.”

In Saturday’s blustery conditions, experienced Thai sailor ML Weka Bhanubandh took the honours in the Optimist boys’ class after a near flawless series of races. Thorfun Boonak, another rising Thai star, won the Optimist girls’ class.

The Laser 4.7 class went to Paliga Poonpat, while the Laser Radial honors were taken by Suchakree Detthotsapol. Jarupong Meeusamsen won the Laser Standard class, while the 420 class was won by Thanawan Aiam-mi and Nattapon Yuang-ngam.

There has also been an ongoing Phuket Dinghy Series, which concluded on Saturday and that was won by Nammapat Pooltong.

The IOM class for one-metre radio-controlled boats, which made their debut at this year’s Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, was won by China’s Gong Qunxing.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is organised by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organising Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the RTN 3 and Phuket province.

There were five days of racing for the keelboats and multihulls.For the International Dinghy Classes and IOMC, four consecutive days of racing were scheduled from Wednesday.

Theerathon makes history in J-League

Published December 8, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Theerathon makes history in J-League

Dec 07. 2019
Theerathon Bunmathan (Photo from Yokohama F Marinos)

Theerathon Bunmathan (Photo from Yokohama F Marinos)
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Defender Theerathon Bunmathan enjoyed a heyday in his career after becoming the first Thai ever to win a J-League title following the 3-0 win of his side Yokohama F Marinos over Tokyo FC this week.

The 29-year-old from Nonthaburi, on loan from Muangthong United, scored the first goal for Yokohama before the home team accomplished their J-League trophy status with a 3-0 win. With 70 points, six ahead of second-placed Tokyo, Yokohama won the 2019 League title, their fourth time after 1995, 2003 and 2004.

The former Thailand’s skipper registered himself as the first Thai international to win a J-League, one of leading top flights in Asia. He has produced three goals for Marinos in the entire season.

“This success did not come easily,” said Theerathon. “It’s a team effort. So, I have to give credits to all team members,” added the first Asean player to win the league.

“I’m really honoured to achieve this. Thank you all my fans for support,” he said.

However, he is the second Thai to win a major league in Asia after Piyapong Pue-on, then representing Lucky-Goldstar, won K League (South Korea) in 1985.

Strong winds disrupt racing schedule of 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Published December 7, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Strong winds disrupt racing schedule of 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta

Dec 07. 2019
Boats in action at the Phuket King's Cup Regatta// Photo by Guy Nowell

Boats in action at the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta// Photo by Guy Nowell
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Unlike previous years, the winds were too strong for many of the boats contesting the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta on Friday morning (December 6).

Only five of the nine classes were able to do any racing. The winds gusted from 30 to 35 knots in the morning off the southern end of the resort island, before easing slightly to allow for one race to be held late in the afternoon.

“We had winds gusting from 30 to 35 knots during the morning. Safety is the number one issue, so we had to cancel some of the racing,” said Race Officer Simon James.

When racing did eventually start in the afternoon, defending champion Australian Ray Roberts on Team Hollywood had a narrow win for the overall lead in the top flight IRC Zero class. He edged out Thailand’s former world Optimist champion and two-time Asian Games gold medalist Noppakao Poonpaton, who was at the helm of the Thai-registered boat THA 72.

With one day of racing to go, little separates these two speedy 52-foot racing boats.

The Hong Kong-registered WindSikher of Nick Burns and Sarab Singh finished third overall.

Russia’s Alexey Mashkin extended his overall lead in the IRC 1 class with a second place on his boat MegaZip, followed by Japan’s Kazuki Kihara on Char Chan, which won Friday’s race. In third place overall was another Japanese skipper, Nanamori Yasuo, on Emagine.

The IRC 2 class overall leader was Neil Semple and Morten Jakobsen on Over Here, closely followed by China’s Shen Sheng on Bigboys Sailing Team. Minzhi Feng, another Chinese sailor, was third overall on Highlead Encoragers.

The overall lead in the Premier class was held by Peter Cremers from Australia on Shahtoosh. Fellow Aussie Geoff Hill was second overall on Antipodes, followed by Thailand’s Ithinai Yingsiri on Pine-Pacific.

Only two boats contested the Firefly 850 Racing class on Friday, the last of the classes racing, and despite a second-place finish, Great Britain’s John Newnham’s Twin Sharks still has a narrow overall lead. Hot on his heels is Hans Rahmann on Voodoo.

The strong winds also caused some problems for the International Dinghy Fleet sailing off Kata Beach, with the Royal Thai Navy’s inflatable boats as well as some of the boats from the main fleet coming to lend a hand and towing some dinghies to shore. However, in the afternoon the wind dropped and racing resumed.

At the end of a windy day, experienced sailor M.L. Weka Bhanubandh led the boys’ Optimist class, with Thorfun Boonak in front in the girls’ Optimists.

Thanawan Aiam-mi had the overall lead in the 420 class, Suchakree Detthotsapol extended his lead in the Laser R class and Jarupong Meeusamsen cemented his lead in the Laser Standard class. Paliga Poonpat also kept her lead in the Laser 4.7 class after some close racing in difficult conditions.

The testing conditions were also noted by the large contingent of Chinese media, most of whom were drenched as they made their way across the windy, choppy sea on small inflatable boats to the Royal Thai Navy battleship anchored offshore, which is the media center. Friday’s racing was sponsored by the Belt and Road Regatta, which will be held in Beihai, China, on December 13.

It will be the first regatta in China named after the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s global infrastructure project, aimed at enhancing friendship and communications between China and Southeast Asian countries via sailing.

In the IOM class for radio-controlled boats, Thailand’s Vanaran Yusananda shot to the overall lead after four races held off southern Phuket. Vanaran is one of 14 Thais testing his skills as a radio sailor and jumped from fourth place on Thursday to the lead on Friday.

Maintaining his second place on Friday was China’s Yan Jiangiun, who held the same position after Thursday’s races. Australian Tim Brown was also consistent and kept his third position on Friday. A total of 24 radio sailors are racing, the first time the class was included in the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is organised by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the RTN 3 and the Province of Phuket.

There are five days of racing for the keelboats and multihulls, with a rest day on Thursday, December 5. For the International Dinghy Classes and IOM, four consecutive days of racing were scheduled from Wednesday (December 4) .

Dinghies and radio-controlled boats rule the waves

Published December 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Dinghies and radio-controlled boats rule the waves

Dec 06. 2019
Photo by Ben Montgomery

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While the big boats had a rest day on Thursday (December 5), the large dinghy fleet as well as the radio-controlled boats made waves at the 33rd Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

A total of 120 mostly young sailors contested five classes in the International Dinghy Fleet off Kata Beach in good winds and slightly choppy conditions.

Further south on Phuket, at the Laem Phanwa Phuket Port, a fleet of 24 one-metre long radio-controlled yachts also held a day’s racing, the first time these boats have been part of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta.

Assistant Race Officer Captain Peera Sakultem of the Royal Thai Navy, who plays a leading role in organizing the dinghy fleet, said: “It was perfect today – there was good wind all day. The sailors were all happy because of the great conditions.”

Experienced Thai sailor ML Weka Bhanubandh maintained his lead in the Optimist Fleet with three wins from six races and looks hard to beat. His nearest challenger is Bunyamin Klongsamoot, followed by female sailor Thorfun Boonnak in third place.

In the 420 class, with two sailors per boat, Thanawan Aiam-mi and Nattapon Tuang-ngam maintained their lead with six wins from six races. They were followed by Panuwat Hankla and Thun Tunhund in second place, with Chanintron Paosen and Apichet Wisetporsri in third.

Another clear winner was Suchakree Detthotsapol, who has five wins from six races in the Laser R Class. He was followed by Chairat Dangdeemark and Kartoon Jundet.

In the Laser Standard class, the leader by a country mile was Jarupong Meeusamsen with victories in all six races. In second and third was Thanakan Korkerd and Prakasit Hogpradap, respectively.

The final class, for Laser 4.7s, saw female sailor Paliga Poonpat with good lead after three wins from six races. Intira Parnpiboon, another promising female sailor, was second overall after clocking up two wins from the six races held so far. Christopher Marsh had one win to be in third place.

In the south of Phuket on Thursday, the one-metre radio-controlled boats raced in the IOM class and Chinese skippers finished first and second, with an Australian in third place.

Gong Qunxing won five of the eight races contested to take the overall lead. He was followed by fellow Chinese competitor Yan Jiangium and Australian Tim Brown.

A total of 14 Thais are taking part in the IOM races and the best placed was Vanaran Yusananda, who came in fourth. This rapidly growing sport has joined the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta for the first time and is expected to become a fixture in the coming years.

The Phuket King’s Cup Regatta is organised by the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee under the auspices of the Royal Varuna Yacht Club, in conjunction with the Yacht Racing Association of Thailand, the RTN 3 and the Province of Phuket.

Reigning champions Thailand out of SEA Games

Published December 6, 2019 by SoClaimon

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Reigning champions Thailand out of SEA Games

Dec 05. 2019
By Lerpong Amsa-ngiam
THE NATION

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Defending champion Thailand crashed out of the men’s football SEA Games competition after a 2-2 draw with arch-rivals Vietnam in the last game of group B in Binan City of the Philippines today (November 5).

The 16th-time champions Thailand needed to beat Vietnam by two goals to book their berth into the semi-finals but the 2-2 result meant they finished third in the group behind the neighbouring country, the group winner, and Indonesia (second place) who both advanced to the next stage.

It was a heart-breaking finish for the Kingdom who blew away an early lead following two goals by Supachai Jaided and Suphanat Mueanta in the first 10 minutes.

It did not take much time for Vietnam, the region’s No 1 football nation, to strike back when Nguyen Tien Linh sent a header home in the 15th minute.

Vietnam finally found the equaliser with a penalty kick by Linh in the 69th minute. Thailand went on all-out attack, but Vietnam proved a hard nut to crack.

Not only have the men’s football team suffered a huge flop, Thailand have performed far from impressive in other disciplines in the 30th SEA Games with only 15 gold medals so far, far from the target of 120.

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