Thailand opens the 31st SEA Games campaign with the opening match against Malaysia in Group B. The ball rolls at 19:00.
Thailand is the team that holds the record for the number of times crowned at the SEA Games with 16 gold medals. However, at the last congress in the Philippines in 2019, the Golden Temple team disappointed when they were eliminated in the group stage. Therefore, Thailand is very determined to reclaim the number one position in men’s football at the 31st SEA Games, right at the home field of great rival Vietnam.
Towards that dream, the Football Federation of Thailand has appointed national team head coach Mano Polking to lead at the SEA Games. Supporting him is a team who have worked with Thai youth football for a long time and led the Nualphan Lamsam team.
Meanwhile, Malaysia is quite tight-lipped in the process of preparing for the 31st SEA Games. The country’s media assessed that the team was not well prepared, even saying that the army under coach Brad Maloney only watched the sports festival in Vietnam is a rubbing tournament to prepare for the final round of U23 Asia. However, Malaysian fans still expect “Tigers” to win a medal.
Quang Huy – Quang Dung
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