2017 King's Cup

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2017 King's Cup
ฟุตบอลชิงถ้วยพระราชทานคิงส์คัพ 2017
2017 King's Cup.jpg
Tournament details
Host country Thailand
Dates14–16 July
Teams4 (from 3 confederations)
Venue(s)1 (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions Thailand (15th title)
Runners-up Belarus
Third place Burkina Faso
Fourth place North Korea
Tournament statistics
Matches played4
Goals scored9 (2.25 per match)
Top scorer(s)Burkina Faso Lassina Traoré (2 goals)
Fair play award North Korea

The 2017 Annual King's Cup Football Tournament, commonly referred to as 2017 King's Cup, was the 45th King's Cup, the annual international men's football tournament organised by Football Association of Thailand. It was held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 14 to 16 July 2017.[1]

The matches were played at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok. As hosts, Thailand participated automatically in the tournament; they were joined by the African team Burkina Faso, the Asian team North Korea and the European team Belarus.

The defending champions, Thailand, who won the previous fourteen King's Cup, defended their title. Burkina Faso and Belarus made their debuts. Burkina Faso were represented by their African Nations Championship team, composed of domestic league players.[2] Belarus were represented by their B-team, composed of domestic league players. North Korea were represented by several their B-team and a few A-team players.[3]

Participant teams[edit]

The following teams have participated for the tournament.[1]

Country Association Confederation FIFA Ranking1 Previous best performance
 Thailand (host) FA Thailand AFC 131 Champions (fourteen titles; last title: 2016)
 Burkina Faso3 Burkinabé FF CAF 44 Debut2
 Belarus4 FF Belarus UEFA 71 Debut2
 North Korea DPR Korea FA AFC 113 Champions (1986, 1987, 2002)
  • 1 FIFA Ranking as of 6 July 2017.
  • 2  Burkina Faso and  Belarus making their debut.
  • 3  Burkina Faso will be represented by their domestic national team.
  • 4  Belarus will be represented by their B-team[2]

Teams profile[edit]

Country Team profile
 Thailand (host) 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – Third Round qualifier
 Burkina Faso 2017 Africa Cup of Nations third place
 North Korea 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification – Second Round top thirteen
 Belarus UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying Group C fourth place


All matches held at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand

Rajamangala Stadium Panorama.jpg
Rajamangala Stadium
Capacity: 49,772


Thailand during King's Cup 2017

The draw will be held on 3 July 2017, at the Thairath Headquarter in Bangkok, Thailand. Suppasin Leelarit, vice president of Football Association of Thailand and Watchara Watcharapol, chief executive officer of Thairath TV will participate in the draw.

The 4 teams are drawn into two matches, with hosts Thailand being allocated to bottom half (semi-finals 2).[4]

Pot 1



All times are local, Indochina Time (UTC+7)

Match rules[edit]

  • 90 minutes.
  • Penalty shoot-out after a draw in 90 minutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


14 July – Bangkok
 Burkina Faso0 (0)
16 July – Bangkok
 Belarus (pen.)0 (3)
 Belarus0 (4)
14 July – Bangkok
 Thailand (pen.)0 (5)
 North Korea0
Third place play-off
16 July – Bangkok
 Burkina Faso (pen.)3 (4)
 North Korea3 (3)


Burkina Faso 0–0 Belarus
Report[dead link]
Referee: Zaw Khaing (Myanmar)

Thailand 3–0 North Korea
Report[dead link]
Referee: Yusuke Araki (Japan)

Third place play-off[edit]



 The 45th Annual King's Cup Football Tournament

Fifteenth title


2 goals
1 goal

Final ranking[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Final result
1  Thailand (H) 2 1 1 0 3 0 +3 4 Champions
2  Belarus 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 Runners-up
3  Burkina Faso 2 0 2 0 3 3 0 2 Third place
4  North Korea 2 0 1 1 3 6 −3 1 Fourth place
Source: FIFA
(H) Host

FIFA ranking[edit]

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) sent a letter of confirmation to the Football Association of Thailand. UEFA has no objection to participation of Belarus (domestic-league players) in this tournament.

The Football Federation of Belarus will register for the tier-2 international match, which will record the result without FIFA scoring. The remaining three teams will register for the tier-1 international match.[5]

Tier-1 International Matches
Matches Team 1 Score Team 2
SF2  Thailand +222 3–0  North Korea 0
TPO  Burkina Faso +74 3–3  North Korea +133
Tier-2 International Matches
Matches Team 1 Score Team 2
SF1  Burkina Faso 0–0  Belarus
Final  Belarus 0–0  Thailand


FA Thailand partners King's Cup sponsors

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "สมยศคอนเฟิร์มได้ 3 ชาติร่วมโม่แข้งคิงส์คัพ" (in Thai). FourFourTwo. 19 June 2017. Archived from the original on 15 September 2017. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Le Burkina Faso face au Togo en amical ce dimanche" (in French). Net Afrique. 29 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Вызов в сборную клубов" (in Russian). Football Federation of Belarus. 4 July 2017. Archived from the original on 6 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  4. ^ "ประกาศผลจับสลากฟุตบอลคิงส์คัพ ครั้งที่ 45" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. 3 July 2017.
  5. ^ "สมาพันธ์ฟุตบอลยุโรปส่งหนังสือยืนยันมาถึงสมาคมกีฬาฟุตบอลแห่งประเทศไทย" (in Thai). Football Association of Thailand. 8 July 2017.