Thailand national futsal team

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Thailand
Thailand national team.png
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) โต๊ะเล็ก
(The Small Table)
Association Football Association of Thailand
Confederation AFC (Asia)
Head coach Pulpis
Captain Kritsada Wongkaeo
Most caps Anucha Munjarern (117)
Top scorer Suphawut Thueanklang (147)
Home stadium Bangkok Futsal Arena
FIFA code THA
FIFA ranking 15 (28 May 2017)[1]
1360 pts
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, 2016)
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, 2016)

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

History[edit]

The Thailand national futsal team is regarded as one of the finest teams in the Asian Football Confederation and the most dominant team in Southeast Asia due to its high-profile records in the continental competitions. Thailand has played more than 250 official games against other national teams since the first international match in 1992. The national team reached its highest ranking in the Futsal World Rankings at ninth place on 9 July 2009.

Thailand started to form their national team in 1992 to attend the 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championship qualification (AFC) in Hong Kong. Thailand played their first international match ever against China which the Thais lost by 5–12 on 2 May 1992.[3] Thailand lost 4–5 to Japan and ended their first qualification the next day.

After the 1992 Word Championship qualification, Thailand Futsal national team was disbanded for 7 years without any activity. The national team was reformed again to compete in 1999 AFC Futsal Championship, the first edition of AFC Futsal Championship. Thailand finished their first ever Asian tournament in the group stage.

In 2000, Thailand hosted the 2000 AFC Futsal Championship in Bangkok. The tournament has become the big leap of Thailand in Asian Futsal. In this tournament, Thailand was drawn in group B with Singapore and 2 strong teams of South Korea and Kazakhstan. After losing to Kazakhstan in the opening match,Thai got the surprising wins over South Korea and Singapore. Thailand reached the semi-final of the tournament and got beaten by Iran. However, Thailand overcame Japan, one of the strongest team in Asia with 8–6 result in the third-place playoff match. This wonder winning granted them their first ever achievement in the international futsal plus the right to play in 2000 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[4] After this tournament, Thailand has begun to gain the massive growth, become one of the best Asian teams and qualified for 5 consecutive World Cups since 2000.

World Cup[edit]

Thailand has attended 5 out of 8 FIFA Futsal World Cup. The first ever edition was 2000 FIFA Futsal World Cup at Guatemala and the latest was 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup at Colombia. Thailand never miss the World Championship after their debut in 2000, attended 5 consecutive editions included 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup at Bangkok, Thailand.

Guatemala 2000[edit]

"The debutant."

Thailand qualified for the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Cup by finishing as the third place of 2000 AFC Futsal Championship. At the time, Thailand national had the lack of talent pool in futsal. Many members of the squad was the footballers from Association football such as Therdsak Chaiman, Nirut Surasiang, Anucha Munjarern, Vilard Normcharoen and more. Thailand was placed in the same group with Netherlands, Egypt, and Uruguay. Thailand was eliminated from the group stage without a single win.

Taiwan 2004[edit]

"First win."

In 2004 FIFA Futsal World Cup at Taiwan, Thailand achieved their first win in the World Cup. After losing to Uruguay and Brazil in the first two games of the group stage, Thailand manage to win 3-2 over Australia. Despite the first 3 points, Thailand was eliminated from the group stage.

Thailand 2012[edit]

"The host and knock-out stage."

Thailand successfully beat the bids from China, Iran, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka and Guatemala to become the host of 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[5] Under the coaching of Dutch Victor Hermans, Thailand made the impressive start by beating Costa Rica for 3–1 in the first match of in front of 4,379 crowds at Indoor Stadium Huamark. Thailand lost to Ukraine and Paraguay with the impressive performance in the group stage. Despite that, Thailand still qualified for the round of 16 for the first time in their history after finishing as one of the best third-place team across all of the group. Thailand played two-time world champion Spain and got knocked out from the competition after losing to them by 1–7. Thai 23-year-old Pivot, Suphawut Thueanklang won Goal of the Tournament award for his mark against Costa Rica.[6]

Colombia 2016[edit]

"Six points and goal fest."

Thailand under Victor Hermans qualified for 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup after finished as the third place team in 2016 AFC Futsal Championship. The Dutch coach left the team before the tournament and Football Association of Thailand has appointed Miguel Rodrigo as the national trainer.

Thailand was placed in Group B along with Russia, Egypt and Cuba. At the first game, Thailand played against the third place in World Ranking and UEFA Futsal Euro 2016 runner-up, Russia and lost by 4–6 with the impressive performance. Thailand later win other two games in the group stage against Cuba and Egypt then qualified for round of 16 as the runner-up of Group B. This is the first time in the history that Thailand could collect more than 3 points in the group stage. In the round of 16, Thailand defeated to Azerbaijan with a 8–13 result in the extra-time after a 7–7 draw in 40 minutes.

In 2016 edition, Thailand scored 22 goals from 4 games, almost match to the total record of the previous 4 editions of 23 goals from 14 games. Suphawut Thueanklang is the team highest scorer with six goals, following by five goals of Jirawat Sornwichian.

Nickname[edit]

Thailand national futsal team was dubbed by the medias and supporters as "Toh-Lek" (Thai: โต๊ะเล็ก lit. small table ) or "Toh-Lek-Team-Chad-Thai" (Thai: โต๊ะเล็กทีมชาติไทย lit. Thai national small table ) for more specific.

Toh-Lek or The Small Table itself is the general slang term to call the Futsal as the sport in Thailand. Thai language adopts the original word Futsal (Thai: ฟุตซอล) and uses it to call the kind of sport. However, Thai people also commonly refer to it as Toh-Lek since it represents the game of football that plays on a smaller field. The Small Table has slowly become the alias of Thailand national futsal team.

Home stadiums[edit]

Thailand plays the home games at the Bangkok Futsal Arena with a capacity of 12,000 spectators and the Indoor Stadium Huamark with a capacity of 10,000 spectators.

Nong Chok Bangkok Metropolis Bang Kapi
Bangkok Futsal Arena Indoor Stadium Huamark
Capacity: 12,000 Capacity: 10,000
Bangkok Fustal Arena.jpg
Thailand national futsal team (Bangkok)
HuaMak.jpg

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 13
Brazil 2008 Round 1 4 1 0 3 7 15
Thailand 2012 Round of 16 4 1 0 3 9 16
Colombia 2016 Round of 16 4 2 0 2 22 25
Total 5/8 18 5 0 13 45 86

AFC Futsal Championship[edit]

AFC Futsal Championship
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
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[1] Champions 5 4 0 1 22 10
Vietnam 2009 Champions 5 5 0 0 38 14
Vietnam 2010[2] 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 Champions 4 4 0 0 41 8
Vietnam 2017 TBD
Total 12/13 64 62 0 2 612 100
1 In 2008 edition, Thailand used a U-21 squad to participate in the tournament.
2 In 2010 edition, Thailand withdrew from the competition to organize 2010 Thailand Five's at Udon Thani, Thailand in the same period.

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 3/3 13 13 0 0 124 19

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 14 players were called for 2016 AFF Futsal Championship in 23-29 January 2017.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Club
12 1GK Katawut Hankampa (1992-05-27) 27 May 1992 (age 25) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
1 1GK Kanison Phoopan (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 25) Thailand Port

4 2DF Panya Aranpoowanart (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 (age 26) Thailand Bangkok BTS
13 2DF Chaivat Jamgrajang (1989-11-13) 13 November 1989 (age 27) Thailand Port
9 2DF Tairong Petchtiam (1993-07-01) 1 July 1993 (age 23) Thailand Bangkok City
6 2DF Jirawat Sornwichian (1988-10-25) 25 October 1988 (age 28) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave

2 3MF Panat Kittipanuwong (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 19) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
14 3MF Sorasak Phoonjungreed (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 22) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
8 3MF Nawin Rattanawongsawas (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 24) Thailand Bangkok BTS
3 3MF Peerapol Satsue (1992-05-08) 8 May 1992 (age 25) Thailand Bangkok BTS
7 3MF Kritsada Wongkaeo (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 29) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave

5 4FW Phukan Dongdang (1991-10-04) 4 October 1991 (age 25) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
10 4FW Peerapat Kaewwilai (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 21) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
11 4FW Muhammad Osamanmusa (1998-01-19) 19 January 1998 (age 19) Thailand Bangkok BTS

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have also been called up to the Thailand squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Panudech Siriparp (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 20) Thailand Bangkok BTS 2016 AFF Futsal ChampionshipPRE
GK Wuthichai Yamprakon Thailand Sisaket 2016 AFF Futsal ChampionshipPRE
GK Chalermsri Puangsri (1989-04-18) 18 April 1989 (age 28) Thailand Surat Thani 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup

DF Ronnachai Jungwongsuk Thailand Wiangping CMRU 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
DF Thanachot Sohsawang (1997-07-26) 26 July 1997 (age 19) Thailand Bangkok BTS 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
DF Pornmongkol Srisubseang (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 25) Thailand Port 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
DF Kawin Wiboonratchakit (1994-03-26) 26 March 1994 (age 23) Thailand Nonthaburi 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
DF Lertchai Issarasuwipakorn (1982-11-02) 2 November 1982 (age 34) Thailand Port 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
DF Natthapon Suttiroj (1983-01-27) 27 January 1983 (age 34) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
DF Kongla Lekkla (1986-05-10) 10 May 1986 (age 31) Thailand North Eastern-Khonkaen 2016 Thailand Five's
DF Ampol Srirageaw (1990-06-12) 12 June 1990 (age 27) Thailand Rajnavy 2016 AFC Futsal Championship

MF Thanakorn Jaiwech (1994-04-20) 20 April 1994 (age 23) Thailand North Eastern-Khonkaen 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
MF Banharn Kantichaikachorn (1991-10-12) 12 October 1991 (age 25) Thailand Thai Tech 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
MF Thanapol Maneephet (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 22) Thailand Bangkok City 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
MF Burhanuddin Lomae (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 19) Thailand Kasem Bandit 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
MF Wiwat Thaijaroen (1990-12-31) 31 December 1990 (age 26) Thailand Department of Highways 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
MF Nattawut Madyalan (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 27) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
MF Apiwat Chaemcharoen (1991-03-31) 31 March 1991 (age 26) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
MF Punyapon Pumwiset (1984-06-26) 26 June 1984 (age 32) Thailand Samut Sakhon 2016 AFC Futsal Championship
MF Kiatiyot Chalarmkhet (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 27) Thailand Department of Highways 2016 Thailand Five's
MF Warut Wangsama-aeo (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 24) Thailand Bangkok BTS 2016 AFC Futsal Championship

FW Thanathip Sangsung (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 23) Thailand Bangkok City 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
FW Jetsada Chudech (1989-02-20) 20 February 1989 (age 28) Thailand Rajnavy 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
FW Suphawut Thueanklang (1989-07-14) 14 July 1989 (age 27) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup
FW Wanlop Pansomsuay (1988-11-03) 3 November 1988 (age 28) Thailand Port 2016 AFC Futsal Championship
Notes
  • INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.

Results and fixtures[edit]

All time results[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Recent results within last 12 months and upcoming fixtures.

2017[edit]

Friendly Match
2016 AFF Futsal Championship

Ranking in the Asian Football Confederation[edit]

Rankings are calculated by FIFA.[7]

AFF AFC FIFA Nation Points
1 6  Iran 1593
1 2 15  Thailand 1360
3 16  Japan 1354
2 4 24  Australia 1223
5 27  Uzbekistan 1202
3 6 40  Vietnam 1095

Updated to 13 May 2017

Record versus other countries[edit]

The record of Thailand against other countries since the first official international match against China on 2 May 1992. Only official games were regarded.

As of matches played on 29 January 2017[8]
Opponents Conf. Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Afghanistan AFC 1 1 0 0 23 2 +21
 Argentina CONMEBOL 4 1 1 2 9 13 -4
 Australia AFC 14 12 0 2 66 26 +40
 Azerbaijan UEFA 1 0 0 1 8 13 -5
 Bahrain AFC 2 2 0 0 19 4 +15
 Bhutan AFC 1 1 0 0 29 1 +28
 Brazil CONMEBOL 7 0 0 7 5 52 -47
 Brunei AFC 10 10 0 0 131 12 +119
 Cambodia AFC 2 2 0 0 32 5 +27
 China AFC 10 4 4 2 31 33 -2
 Chinese Taipei AFC 2 2 0 0 12 4 +8
 Costa Rica CONCACAF 2 1 0 1 4 3 -1
 Cuba CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 8 5 +3
 Czech Republic UEFA 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1
 Egypt CAF 5 2 1 2 10 20 -10
 England UEFA 1 1 0 0 6 1 +5
 Guam AFC 1 1 0 0 21 0 +21
 Guatemala CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 3 2 +1
 Hungary UEFA 1 0 1 0 4 4 0
 Indonesia AFC 15 13 0 2 84 30 +54
 Iran AFC 20 3 4 13 52 91 -39
 Iraq AFC 6 6 0 0 27 10 +17
 Italy UEFA 2 0 0 3 3 8 -5
 Japan AFC 18 5 2 11 44 58 -14
 Jordan AFC 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9
 Kazakhstan UEFA[1] 2 0 1 1 6 7 -1
 Kuwait AFC 7 7 0 0 46 15 +31
 Kyrgyzstan AFC 7 6 0 1 38 18 +20
 Laos AFC 6 6 0 0 122 14 +108
 Lebanon AFC 4 3 1 0 24 12 +12
 Macau AFC 3 3 0 0 32 7 +25
 Malaysia AFC 23 23 0 0 158 24 +134
 Maldives AFC 1 1 0 0 25 0 +25
 Mexico CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 7 0 +7
 Morocco CAF 1 0 0 1 1 5 -4
 Myanmar AFC 13 13 0 0 136 31 +105
 Netherlands UEFA 3 0 1 2 5 12 -7
 Panama CONCACAF 1 0 0 1 5 7 -2
 Paraguay CONMEBOL 2 0 0 2 2 11 -9
 Philippines AFC 10 9 1 0 24 12 +12
 Portugal UEFA 3 0 0 3 4 9 -5
 Qatar AFC 1 1 0 0 4 3 +1
 Romania UEFA 3 2 1 0 17 11 +6
 Russia UEFA 3 0 0 3 7 14 -7
 Singapore AFC 6 6 0 0 72 4 +68
 Solomon Islands OFC 1 0 0 1 3 4 -1
 South Africa CAF 1 1 0 0 6 2 +4
 South Korea AFC 6 5 0 1 40 20 +20
 Spain UEFA 6 0 0 6 5 39 -34
 Tajikistan AFC 2 2 0 0 11 6 +5
 Timor-Leste AFC 3 3 0 0 46 5 +41
 Turkmenistan AFC 3 3 0 0 36 4 +32
 Ukraine UEFA 1 0 0 1 3 5 -2
 United Arab Emirates AFC 2 2 0 0 12 4 +8
 United States CONCACAF 1 1 0 0 5 3 +2
 Uruguay CONMEBOL 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3
 Uzbekistan AFC 9 6 1 2 24 13 +11
 Vietnam AFC 16 15 0 1 106 23 +83
Total 280 189 17 74 1626 743 +983
1 Kazakhstan was still the member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) when Thailand played them for the first time in 2000 AFC Futsal Championship at Bangkok, Thailand.

Coaches history[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 Pulpis 2008–2011
Netherlands Netherlands Victor Hermans 2012–2016 [9]
Spain Spain Miguel Rodrigo 2016– 2017 [10]
Spain Spain Pulpis 2017-present

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]