Thailand national futsal team

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Thailand
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) โต๊ะเล็ก
(The Small Table)
Association Football Association of Thailand
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Spain Miguel Rodrigo
Captain Kritsada Wongkaeo
Most caps Anucha Munjarern (117)
Top scorer Suphawut Thueanklang (147)
Home stadium Bangkok Futsal Arena
FIFA code THA
FIFA ranking 14 (13 July 2016) [1]
Highest FIFA ranking 9 (9 July 2009)
Home colours
Away 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 5 (First in 2000)
Best result Round of 16, (2012)
AFC Futsal Championship
Appearances 14 (First in 1999)
Best result Med 2.png Runners-up, (2008, 2012)[2]
AFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 12 (First in 2001)
Best result Med 1.png Champions, (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

The Thailand national futsal team represents Thailand in international futsal competitions and is controlled by the 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 2004 FIFA Futsal World Championship in Chinese Taipei, '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 that 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 five occasions, the Thais have finished third in the AFC Futsal Championship, and in 2008 and 2012, they went all the way to the final. Nor are the War Elephants strangers to the global stage, having been featured in the past five FIFA Futsal World Cups. Although they hadn't progressed beyond the first round in their first three appearances prior to doing so in 2012, they still 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.

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 the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup as the host nation, Thailand had 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]

*Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on penalty shootouts. Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicates 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament.

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
Chinese Taipei 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 Qualified
Total 5/8 14 3 0 11 23 63

AFC Futsal Championship[edit]

AFC Futsal 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
Macau 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 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 27 10
Uzbekistan 2010 Quarterfinals 4 3 0 1 21 16
United Arab Emirates 2012 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 22 16
Vietnam 2014 Quarterfinals 4 2 1 1 17 9
Uzbekistan 2016 Third place 6 5 1 0 31 10
Total 14/14 71 49 5 17 427 195

AFF Futsal Championship[edit]

AFF Futsal Championship Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Malaysia 2001 Champions 5 5 0 0 62 5
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
Malaysia 2014 Champions 6 5 0 1 39 8
Thailand 2015 Champions 6 6 0 0 53 8
Thailand 2016 TBD - - - - - -
Total 12/13 60 58 0 2 572 92

In 2008, Thailand used a U-21 squad to participate in the tournament.

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games[edit]

Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Record
Year Round Pld W D* L GS GA
Thailand 2005 Runners-up 4 3 0 1 24 6
Macau 2007 Runners-up 6 5 0 1 48 14
Vietnam 2009 Runners-up 5 4 1 0 23 12
South 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
Thailand 2007 Champions 5 5 0 0 50 6
Laos 2009 No competition as not officially selected by host
Indonesia 2011 Champions 4 4 0 0 42 8
Myanmar 2013 Champions 4 4 0 0 32 5
Singapore 2015 No competition as not officially selected by host
Malaysia 2017 To be determined
Philippines 2019 To be determined
Total Best: Champions 13 13 0 0 124 19

Results and fixtures[edit]

All time results[edit]

      Win       Draw       Loss

Recent results within last 12 months and upcoming fixtures.

2016[edit]

Official Friendly (19-21 January 2016)
2016 AFC Futsal Championship
Charity Match (for Benarong Panpop, captain of Kasem Bundit U. FC)
Friendly Match
2016 Thailand Five's (Friendly Tournament)
2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
2016 AFF Futsal Championship

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following players were called up for the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
1 1GK Chalermsri Puangsri 18 April 1989 (aged 26) Thailand Surat Thani Futsal Club
12 1GK Kanison Phoopan 10 November 1991 (aged 24) Thailand Thai Port Futsal Club

3 2DF Konghla Lakka (c) 10 May 1986 (aged 29) Thailand North Eastern-Khon Kaen Futsal Club
4 2DF Ampol Srirageaw 12 June 1990 (aged 25) Thailand Rajnavy Futsal Club
13 2DF Chaivat Jamgrajang 13 November 1989 (aged 26) Thailand Thai Port Futsal Club

2 3MF Wiwat Thaijaruen 31 December 1990 (aged 25) Thailand Department of Highways Futsal Club
5 3MF Punyapon Pumwiset 26 June 1984 (aged 31) Thailand Samut Sakhon Futsal Club
6 3MF Jirawat Sornwichian 25 October 1988 (aged 26) Thailand Chonburi Blue Wave Futsal Club
7 3MF Apiwat Chaemcharoen 31 March 1991 (aged 24) Thailand Chonburi Blue Wave Futsal Club
10 3MF Nattawut Madyalan 12 April 1990 (aged 25) Thailand Chonburi Blue Wave Futsal Club
14 3MF Warut Wangsama-aeo 12 December 1992 (aged 23) Thailand Bangkok BTS Futsal Club

8 4FW Jetsada Chudech 20 February 1989 (aged 26) Thailand Rajnavy Futsal Club
9 4FW Suphawut Thueanklang 14 July 1989 (aged 26) Thailand Chonburi Blue Wave Futsal Club
11 4FW Wanlop Pansomsuay 3 November 1988 (aged 27) Thailand Thai Port Futsal Club

Coaches[edit]

Nation Coaches Year Ref.
Thailand Thailand Bongkarn Prompui 1999-2000
Brazil Brazil Silvalho 2000–2001
Argentina Argentina Vicente De Luise 2003
Brazil Brazil Gelacio de Castro 2004–2006
Thailand Thailand Pattaya Piamkum 2007
Spain Spain Jose Maria Pazos Mendez 2008–2011
Netherlands Netherlands Victor Hermans 2012–2016 [5]
Spain Spain Miguel Rodrigo 2016– [6]

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