Thailand national futsal team

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Thailand
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 (173)
Home stadium Bangkok Arena
FIFA code THA
FIFA ranking 17 (23 September 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 15 (First in 1999)
Best result Med 2.png Runners-up, (2008, 2012)[2]
AFF Futsal Championship
Appearances 13 (First in 2001)
Best result Med 1.png Champions, (2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

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 their 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 tournament 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 World Championship qualification, Thailand's national Futsal team was disbanded for 7 years without any activity. The national team was then reformed again to compete in the 1999 AFC Futsal Championship, the first edition of the 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, the Thais got the surprising wins over South Korea and Singapore. Thailand reached the semi-final of the tournament and got beaten by eventual champions Iran. However, Thailand overcame Japan, one of the strongest teams in Asia, with an 8–6 result in the third-place playoff match. This wonder winning granted them their first ever achievement in the international futsal stage plus the right to play in the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship in Guatemala.[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 Cups. Their first ever participation was in 2000 at Guatemala and the latest was in 2016 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 Championship by finishing as the third placed team at the 2000 AFC Futsal Championship. At the time, Thailand national had the lack of talent pool in futsal. Many members of the squad were the football players from Association football such as Therdsak Chaiman, Nirut Surasiang, Anucha Munjarern, Vilard Normcharoen and more. Thailand was placed in the same group with the Netherlands, Egypt, and Uruguay. Thailand was eliminated from the group stage without a single win.

Taiwan 2004[edit]

"First win."

In 2004 at Taiwan, Thailand achieved their first win in the World Cup. After losing to Uruguay and Brazil respectively in the first two games of the group stage, Thailand manage to win 3-2 over Australia. Despite the first 3 points, Thailand was once again 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 the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup.[5] Under the coaching of Dutch Victor Hermans, Thailand made the impressive start by beating Costa Rica 3–1 in their first match 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 the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia after finishing as the third placed team in the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship. The Dutch coach left the team before the tournament and Football Association of Thailand 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 placed team in the World Rankings and UEFA Futsal Euro 2016 runner-up, Russia, and lost by 4–6 with an impressive performance. Thailand later won other two games in the group stage against Cuba and Egypt and 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 lost to Azerbaijan with an 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 matching the total record of the previous 4 editions of 23 goals from 14 games. Suphawut Thueanklang is the team highest scorer with six goals, followed by Jirawat Sornwichian (five goals).

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 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
Chinese Taipei 2018 Qualified
Total 15/15 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 Champions 5 5 0 0 49 11
Total 13/14 69 67 0 2 661 111
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 Quarterfinals 3 1 1 1 13 18
Total 5/5 23 17 2 4 161 66

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 Champions 4 3 0 1 20 10
Philippines 2019 'To be determined
Total 4/4 17 16 0 1 144 29

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 14 players prepared for 2017 AFF Futsal Championship.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Kanison Phoopan (1991-11-11) 11 November 1991 (age 26) Thailand Port
12 1GK Katawut Hankampa (1992-05-27) 27 May 1992 (age 25) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave

4 2DF Thanachot Sohsawang (1997-07-26) 26 July 1997 (age 20) Thailand Bangkok BTS
5 2DF Ronnachai Jungwongsuk (1997-03-04) 4 March 1997 (age 20) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
13 2DF Chaivat Jamgrajang (1989-11-13) 13 November 1989 (age 28) Thailand Port

2 3MF Panat Kittipanuwong (1998-05-14) 14 May 1998 (age 19) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
3 3MF Peerapol Satsue (1992-05-08) 8 May 1992 (age 25) Thailand Bangkok BTS
6 3MF Nawin Rattanawongsawas (1992-09-21) 21 September 1992 (age 25) Thailand Bangkok BTS
7 3MF Weerasak Srichai (1997-07-16) 16 July 1997 (age 20) Thailand Department of Highways
9 3MF Warut Wangsama-aeo (1992-12-12) 12 December 1992 (age 25) Thailand Bangkok BTS
10 3MF Nattawut Madyalan (1990-04-12) 12 April 1990 (age 27) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave
14 3MF Sorasak Phoonjungreed (1994-12-24) 24 December 1994 (age 22) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave

8 4FW Jetsada Chudech (1989-02-20) 20 February 1989 (age 28) Thailand Rajnavy
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 Nattapong Nuchrang Thailand Kasem Bundit 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
GK Hadsadee Makchaew Thailand Bangkok BTS 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
GK Surat Saeaui Thailand Samut Sakhon 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
GK Panudech Siriparp (1997-06-04) 4 June 1997 (age 20) Thailand Bangkok BTS 2016 AFF Futsal ChampionshipPRE
GK Wuthichai Yamprakon (1997-02-15) 15 February 1997 (age 20) 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 Natthapon Suttiroj (1983-01-27) 27 January 1983 (age 34) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
DF Kritsada Wongkaeo (1988-04-29) 29 April 1988 (age 29) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
DF Panya Aranpoowanart (1991-03-01) 1 March 1991 (age 26) Thailand Bangkok BTS 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
DF Tairong Petchtiam (1993-07-01) 1 July 1993 (age 24) Thailand Bangkok City 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
DF Samart Kapakdee Thailand Pattaya Thai-Tech 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
DF Sittichai Chombanpaeo Thailand Samut Sakhon 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
DF Weerayut Vonchangrak Thailand Rajnavy 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
DF Pornmongkol Srisubseang (1991-11-15) 15 November 1991 (age 26) 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 35) Thailand Port 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 Jirawat Sornwichian (1988-10-25) 25 October 1988 (age 29) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
MF Apiwat Chaemcharoen (1991-03-31) 31 March 1991 (age 26) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
MF Thanapol Maneephet (1994-10-26) 26 October 1994 (age 23) Thailand Bangkok City 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
MF Pornthep Sonamitr Thailand Surat Thani 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
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 26) Thailand Thai Tech 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
MF Burhanuddin Lomae (1997-07-11) 11 July 1997 (age 20) 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 Punyapon Pumwiset (1984-06-26) 26 June 1984 (age 33) Thailand Samut Sakhon 2016 AFC Futsal Championship
MF Kiatiyot Chalarmkhet (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 28) Thailand Department of Highways 2016 Thailand Five's

FW Suphawut Thueanklang (1989-07-14) 14 July 1989 (age 28) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
FW Peerapat Kaewwilai (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 21) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
FW Sarawut Phalaphruek (1997-06-09) 9 June 1997 (age 20) Thailand Department of Highways 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
FW Anantachai Prabwongsa Thailand Kasem Bundit 2017 Southeast Asian GamesPRE
FW Phukan Dongdang (1991-10-04) 4 October 1991 (age 26) Thailand Chonburi Bluewave 2016 AFF Futsal Championship
FW Thanathip Sangsung (1994-04-14) 14 April 1994 (age 23) Thailand Bangkok City 2016 AFF Futsal Championship PRE
FW Wanlop Pansomsuay (1988-11-03) 3 November 1988 (age 29) 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
Friendly Match
2017 Southeast Asian Games
2017 Thailand Five's
2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
2017 AFF Futsal Championship

2018[edit]

Friendly Match
2018 AFC 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 3 November 2017[8]
Opponents Conf. Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA GD
 Afghanistan AFC 1 1 0 0 23 2 +21
 Argentina CONMEBOL 5 1 1 3 10 15 -5
 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 16 13 0 3 86 34 +52
 Iran AFC 2 3 4 15 60 111 -51
 Iraq AFC 6 6 0 0 27 10 +17
 Italy UEFA 2 0 0 3 3 8 -5
 Japan AFC 19 5 2 12 48 64 -16
 Jordan AFC 1 1 0 0 9 0 +9
 Kazakhstan UEFA[1] 3 0 1 2 7 9 -2
 Kuwait AFC 7 7 0 0 46 15 +31
 Kyrgyzstan AFC 7 6 0 1 38 18 +20
 Laos AFC 7 7 0 0 136 14 +122
 Lebanon AFC 5 4 1 0 29 14 +15
 Macau AFC 3 3 0 0 32 7 +25
 Malaysia AFC 27 27 0 0 175 34 +141
 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
 Mozambique CAF 1 1 0 0 6 3 +3
 Myanmar AFC 15 15 0 0 154 36 +118
 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 4 4 0 0 63 7 +56
 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 17 16 0 1 110 24 +86
Total 298 201 17 80 1723 799 +924
1 Kazakhstan was still the member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) when Thailand played them for the first time in the 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 [11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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