Shocked loss to Bahrain, Thailand team disillusioned pursuing Vietnam team
On the evening of May 31, the Thai team played the second friendly match to prepare for the third qualifying round of the 2023 Asian Cup, but suddenly lost to Bahrain 1-2 after having an early lead in the 4th minute.
Thailand team after a hard win Turkmenistan 1-0 in Sisaket province on May 27 met again Bahrain team, the team they used to win 3-1 in the practice match on May 24. But this time “War Elephants” lost 1-2 in the match international friendly with the official lineups of 2 teams.
Thailand team (blue shirt) lost against Bahrain at home
At the BG Stadium in Pathum Thani province, the Thai team entered the excitement in the 4th minute with a 1-0 goal scored by veteran striker Teerasil Dangda after a precise penalty kick from the foul of the team. Ahmed Bughammar (Bahrain) with Bordin Phala in the box.
After the goal, Thailand continued to dominate Bahrain but missed many opportunities to increase the gap like Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul in the 18th minute, or Bordin Phala in the 34th minute.
Therefore, at the end of the first half, when the Thai team reduced the pressure to help Bahrain regain the match and equalize the score at 1-1, defender Al-Khatal scored 45+1 minutes.
In the second half, the Thai team was almost beaten by the opponent early on, but Bahrain’s Mahdi Al-Humaidan missed an unfortunate opportunity because he slipped when the ball was less than 1m from goalkeeper Kittipong Phuthawchueak’s goal. .
Also in the second half, Coach Mano Polking changed many key players of the Thai team when they were down, thereby causing the “War Elephants” to be overwhelmed by Bahrain to regain control before scoring the decisive goal in minutes 90 + 1 scored by midfielder Sayed Redha Isa to win 2-1 deservedly.
Many Thai players were exhausted in the second half
This loss caused the Thai team to lose many points above charts FIFA (currently ranked 111th in the world) after having just added about 4,521 points from the victory over Turkmenistan, it is difficult to shorten the gap as desired against Vietnam (ranked 96 in the world, about to meet Afghanistan at 19). hours on 1.6.
Meanwhile, coach Mano Polking experienced his first defeat with Thailand after maintaining an unbeaten streak from the beginning of December last year until now with 9 wins, 2 draws, and now ended with a 1-2 loss to Bahrain. .
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