Bangkok, Atmosphere before the 2026 World Cup qualifying game, Asia Zone, Round 2, Group C, first match. War Elephants players compete against China today (16 Nov.) at 7:30 p.m.
Atmosphere before the 2026 World Cup qualifying game, Asia Zone, Round 2, Group C, the first match in which the Thai national team, ranked 112th in the world, will meet China, ranked 79th, today (16 Nov.) at 7:30 p.m. at Rajamangala Stadium. national stadium It appeared that football fans were gradually entering the stadium from 3:00 p.m., some without tickets. Still came to buy the last set of tickets in front of the Indoor Stadium Hua Mak. Now the tickets are almost gone. Only Zone W remains, by "Uncle Therd" Therdsak Jaiman, former Thai national team player. who also came to watch this game It is believed that the Thai players will start by collecting 3 points.
Meanwhile, Chinese football fans wore red shirts and came to cheer on the players from China. and believe that good competition results will be returned
While the players, led by "Um" Theerathon Bunmathan, captain of the team, "Jay" Chanathip Songkrasin, "Mui" Teerasil Dangda, arrived at the field around 5:15 p.m. before they could enter the field. Stop by to pay homage to the sacred things within the Sports Authority of Thailand.
As for the first 11 players who will take the field to meet China, the first 11 players have been announced today. Goalkeeper Phutthaipak Khammai, right back Tristan Do, center half pair Phansa Hemwiboon and Kritsada Kaman, left back Teerathorn Bunmathan, defensive midfielder Sarach Yooyen and Pokklao Anan, right flank Supa Chok Sarachat, left flank, Bodin Phala, attacking midfielder, Chanathip Songkrasin, forward Suphanat Mueanta
As for China, the first 11 players have already been announced, led by Wu Lei, a 31-year-old striker from Shanghai Port, the most recent league champion, with the national team playing 87 times, scoring 31 goals, second in the league to the top scorer with 18 goals, including the captain. A highly experienced team: Wu Xi, a 34-year-old midfielder from Shanghai Shenhua, has played 85 times for the national team, scoring 9 goals.
For the statistics of the Thai national team meeting China in the last 5 matches, the Thai national team won 2, lost 3. In the latest game, the Thai national team defeated China 1-0 in the China Cup on March 21, 2019.
Source: Thai News Agency