Thailand national beach soccer team

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Thailand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) War Elephants
Association Football Association of Thailand
Sub-confederation AFF (South-East Asia)
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Abolfazl Khodabandehloo
FIFA code THA
BSWW ranking 49


First colours


Second colours
Biggest win
Thailand  5–4  France
(Vitoria, 15 January 2002)
Biggest defeat
Iran  14–2  Thailand
(Mascut, 10 December 2010)
AFC Beach Soccer Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2013)
Best result 13th place, 2013
Asian Beach Games
Appearances 3 (First in 2008)
AFF Beach Soccer Championship
Appearances 1 (First in 2014)
Best result Third Place, 2014
Website www.thaifootball.com/squads/beach/beach-2002.html

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]

Current as of October 2014.[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Thailand Chukiat Chimwong
2 Thailand Prakit Dankhunthod
3 Thailand Natee Jeepon
4 Thailand DF Kittin Lorjanad
5 Thailand DF Pongsak Khongkaew
6 Thailand MF Manus Madtoha
7 Thailand MF Piyapong Songpiew
No. Position Player
8 Thailand Keerati Jongsatisatean
9 Thailand Tanandon Praracha
10 Thailand FW Komkrit Nanan
11 Thailand Chattana
12 Thailand Parinya Pandee
13 Thailand MF Vitoon Tapinna
14 Thailand Anuphong Pramanee

Head coach: Abolfazl Khodabandehloo

Current Staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager Tiranan Kanchanhom
Head Coach Abolfazl Khodabandehloo

Fixtures and results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Lose

Tournament records[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup[edit]

FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Record
Year Round Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Brazil 1995 Did not enter
Brazil 1996
Brazil 1997
Brazil 1998
Brazil 1999
Brazil 2000
Brazil 2001
Brazil 2002 4th place 5 2 0 3 14 21 –7
Brazil 2003 Did not enter
Brazil 2004
Brazil 2005 11th place 2 0 0 2 3 13 –10
Brazil 2006 Did not enter
Brazil 2007
France 2008
United Arab Emirates 2009
Italy 2011
French Polynesia 2013 Did not qualify
Portugal 2015 To be determined
The Bahamas 2017 To be determined
Total Best: 4th place 7 2 0 5 17 34 –17

AFC Beach Soccer Championship[edit]

Asian Championship Record
Year Round Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
United Arab Emirates 2006 Did not enter
United Arab Emirates 2007
United Arab Emirates 2008
United Arab Emirates 2009
Oman 2011
Qatar 2013 13th place 3 0 0 3 6 11 –5
Qatar 2015 To be determined
Total Best: 13th place 3 0 0 3 6 11 –5

Asian Beach Games[edit]

Asian Beach Games Record
Year Round Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Indonesia 2008 Group Stage 3 0 1 2 7 11 –4
Oman 2010 Group Stage 3 0 0 3 8 29 –21
China 2012 Group Stage 3 1 0 2 4 8 –4
Thailand 2014 Quarter-Final 6 4 0 2 19 15 +4
Vietnam 2016 To be determined
India 2018 To be determined
Total Best: Quarter-Final 15 5 1 9 38 63 –25

AFF Championship[edit]

Asean Championship Record
Year Round Pld W W+ L GF GA GD
Malaysia 2014 Third Place 5 4 0 1 19 14 +5
Total Best: Third Place 5 4 0 1 19 14 +5

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Fourth place (1): 2002
Appearances (2): 2002, 2005
Appearances (1): 2013
3rd Third Place (1): 2014
Appearances (1): 2014
Appearances (3): 2008, 2010, 2012

Others[edit]

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

References[edit]

External links[edit]

(Thai)

(English)