Thailand national beach soccer team

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Thailand
Nickname(s) War Elephants
Association Football Association of Thailand
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Thailand Pongsak Khongkeaw
FIFA code THA


First colours


Second colours
Biggest win
Thailand Thailand 5 - 4 France 
(Vitoria, 15 January 2002)
Biggest defeat
Iran  14 - 2 Thailand 
(Mascut, 10 December 2010)

The Thailand national beach soccer team represents Thailand in international beach soccer competitions and is controlled by the Football Association of Thailand, the governing body for football in the Thailand.

In 2002 Thailand achieved a 4th place finish in the Beach Soccer World Cup in Brazil after losing their third place play off final against Uruguay. They were drawn into group A alongside Brazil and managed to beat France and Spain to reach the Semi final against Portugal which they lost 3-2. Thailand's goalkeeper Vilard Normcharoen was voted goalkeeper of the tournament.

In the 2005 Beach Soccer World Cup Thailand were again drawn into the same group as Brazil and Spain but they found goals hard to come by and finished bottom of group A.

In 2012 FA of Thailand appointed Mr Kittipat Meesuwan as Chairman of beach soccer committee and he appointed Mr Abolfazl Khodabandehloo as Technical Director and Mr Shahram Danehkar as head coach. Asian Beach Games in China 2012 is their nearest aim.

Current Squad[edit]

Correct as of 2013

Number Position Name
1 GK Narong Wisetsri
22 GK Nikhom Kemkaeng
5 DF Pongsak Khongkeaw (c)
DF Krittin Hlorjadann
10 MF Komkrit Na-Nan
7 MF Piyapong Songpiew
6 MF Manus Madtoha
3 Watchara Raypaijit
FW Vitoon Thapina
9 FW Pitipong Kuldilok

Head Coach/Captain team: Thailand Pongsak Khongkeaw

Current Staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Thailand Sompong Jitpraphan
Head Coach/Captain team Thailand Pongsak Khongkeaw

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup[edit]

AFC Beach Soccer Championship[edit]

  • United Arab Emirates 2006 - Didn't enter
  • United Arab Emirates 2007 - Didn't enter
  • United Arab Emirates 2008 - Didn't enter
  • United Arab Emirates 2009 - Didn't enter
  • Oman 2011 - Didn't enter
  • Qatar 2013 - 11th place

Asian Beach Games[edit]

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

  • 4th Place (1): 2002

Others[edit]

  • Australia Beach Soccer Cup
  • Med 2.png Runner-Up (1): 2013

References[edit]

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