Thailand national futsal team

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Thailand
Association Football Association of Thailand
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Victor Hermans
Captain Kritsada Wongkaeo
Most caps Anucha Munjarern (117)
Top scorer Anucha Munjarern (109)
Home stadium Bangkok Futsal Arena
FIFA code THA
FIFA ranking 17[1]
Highest FIFA ranking 9
First colours
Second colours
First international
Thailand Thailand 5 - 12 China 
(Hong Kong; 2 May 1992)
Biggest win
Thailand Thailand 29 - 1 Bhutan 
(Incheon, South Korea; 26 June 2013)
Biggest defeat
 Brazil 11 - 0 Thailand Thailand
(Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; 24 October 2004)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 2000)
Best result Round of 16 (2012)
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 12 (all) (First in 1999)
Best result Med 2.png Runner-up (2008, 2012)[2]
AFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 8 (First in 2001 AFF Futsal Championship)
Best result Med 1.png Champions (20012012)

The Thailand national futsal team represents Thailand in international futsal competitions and is controlled by Football Association of Thailand.

History[edit]

Thailand may be usual underdogs at the 11-a-side game, but on the futsal court they are one of Asia's finest sides. At the FIFA Futsal World Cup Chinese Taipei 2004, 'The Nation of Smiles' registered a memorable 3–2 win over Australia.[3]

In May 2008, Thailand was the host for the AFC Futsal Championship. Even before the tournament kick-off, hosts Thailand were tipped to challenge favourites Iran. Despite the expectations, however, they started slowly but managed nonetheless to eke out a narrow win over Iraq. An 11–0 reverse of Indonesia showed their credentials thereafter, and then came a 3–1 win over Kyrgyzstan. Thailand's 5–2 quarter-final defeat of Australia sealed their progression to this year's FIFA Futsal World Cup, and they then undid China PR to reach the continental decider, where they fell 4–0 to Iran.[4]

World Cup[edit]

The past Thailand's status as one of Asia's futsal heavyweights is beyond dispute. On four occasions, the Thais have finished third in the AFC Futsal Championship, and in 2008 they went all the way to the final. Nor are the War Elephants strangers to the global stage, having featured in the past three FIFA Futsal World Cups. Although they have yet to progress beyond the first round in those trio of prior appearances, they have put in some excellent showings including a 3–2 win over Australia at Chinese Taipei 2004, before inflicting a 5–3 defeat on USA in Brazil 2008 ago.

The present Recent years have seen a changing of the guard in Thailand, with a host of talented youngsters breaking into the national team to fill the void left by some former stalwarts. Leading the up-and-comers is 22-year-old striker Suphawut Thueanklang, who has been scoring regularly for both club and country. To complement these emerging hopefuls with experience, veteran stars such as defender Panuwat Janta and striker Ekkapong Suratsawang are likely to resume their key roles in time for November's global finals.

The future Awarded automatic qualification for this year's FIFA Futsal World Cup as the host nation, Thailand have set their sights on making history. They may have failed to live up to expectations in the 2010 AFC Futsal Championship, crashing out to China in the quarter-finals, but coach Victor Hermans' new-look side are aiming to shrug off past disappointment and provide a strong showing. "Our goal is to reach the quarter-finals in the World Cup on our home soil," Thailand team manager Suttipun Wanwinwes told FIFA.com. "We will make the best of the next ten months, which includes the 2012 Asian championship, to prepare the team to make sure that happens.”

Competition history[edit]

FIFA World Cup[edit]

FIFA World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Netherlands 1989 Did not enter
Hong Kong 1992 Did not qualify
Spain 1996 Did not enter
Guatemala 2000 Round 1 3 0 0 3 2 17
TPE 2004 Round 1 3 1 0 2 5 15
Brazil 2008 Round 1 4 1 0 3 7 15
Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 9 16
Colombia 2016 To be determined
Total 4/7 14 3 0 11 23 63

Asian Championship[edit]

Asian Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 1999 Round 1 4 2 0 2 43 22
Thailand 2000 Third place 5 3 0 2 29 23
Iran 2001 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 24 14
Indonesia 2002 Third place 7 6 0 1 42 15
Iran 2003 Third place 6 5 0 1 23 7
Macao 2004 Third place 6 4 1 1 49 14
Vietnam 2005 Round 2 6 3 2 1 57 12
Uzbekistan 2006 Round 1 3 2 0 1 19 11
Japan 2007 Quarterfinals 4 2 0 2 23 16
Thailand 2008 Runner-up 6 5 0 1 27 10
Uzbekistan 2010 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 21 16
United Arab Emirates 2012 Runner-up 6 5 0 1 22 16
Vietnam 2014 Quarterfinals
Total 12/12 61 42 3 16 379 176

ASEAN Championship[edit]

Asean Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 2001 Champions 4 4 0 0 50 4
Malaysia 2003 Champions 6 6 0 0 53 11
Thailand 2005 Champions 6 6 0 0 47 4
Thailand 2006 Champions 4 4 0 0 59 7
Thailand 2007 Champions 5 5 0 0 57 7
Thailand 2008 Champions 5 4 0 1 22 10
Vietnam 2009 Champions 5 5 0 0 38 14
Vietnam 2010 Did not enter - - - - - -
Thailand 2012 Champions 6 6 0 0 94 9
Thailand 2013 Champions 6 6 0 0 48 9
Total 8/9 41 40 0 1 468 75

Asian Indoor Games[edit]

Asian Indoor Games Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Thailand 2005 Runner-up 4 3 0 1 24 6
Macao 2007 Runner-up 6 5 0 1 48 14
Vietnam 2009 Runner-up 5 4 1 0 23 12
Korea 2013 Third place 5 4 0 1 53 16
Turkmenistan 2017 To be determined
Total 4/4 20 16 1 3 148 48

Southeast Asian Games[edit]

Southeast Asian Games Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Indonesia 2011 Champions 4 4 0 0 42 8
Myanmar 2013 Champions 4 4 0 0 32 5
Total Best: Champions 8 8 0 0 74 13

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar during 11–22 December 2013.

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1GK Asming Talek 10 November 1987 (aged 25) Surat Thani
1GK Sakchai Hamaitree Thai Port
2DF Konghla Lekka 10 May 1986 (aged 26) Surat Thani Lightning Shrimps
2DF Piyapan Rattana 16 July 1985 (aged 27) Thai Port
2DF Chaiwat Jamgrajang Bangkok
3MF Jirawat Sornwichian 25 October 1988 (aged 24) Chonburi Blue Wave
3MF Kritsada Wongkaeo (c) 29 April 1988 (aged 24) Chonburi Blue Wave
3MF Wiwat Thaijaroen Thai Port
3MF Nawin Rattanawongsawad Chonburi Blue Wave
3MF Piyanat Nusaya Rajnavy
3MF Atirat Sittisak Nonthaburi
4FW Jetsada Chudech 20 February 1989 (aged 23) Rajnavy
4FW Suphawut Thueanklang 14 July 1989 (aged 23) Chonburi Blue Wave
4FW Saharat Inpan Sripathum Sunrise Sisaket

Coaches[edit]

  • Silvalho 2000–?
  • Vicente de Louise 2003–?
  • Gelacio de Castro 2004–?
  • Jose Maria Pazos Mendez 2008–2011
  • Victor Hermans 2012–present

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