FAT President Worawi: We are kings of Asean and want to move up our level

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FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 29:  Worawi Makudi, Chairman of the Committee for Women's Football and the FIFA Women's World Cup talks to the media during a press conference prior to  the offical FIFA 2011 Women 's World Cup draw on November 29, 2010 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.  (Photo by Stuart Franklin - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Football Association of (FAT) president has claimed that the U-23 team can challenge for the Olympics berth next year following their victory in the SEA Games final.

The Young War Elephants retained their gold medal on Monday night thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Myanmar U-23 at National Stadium Singapore.

Having qualified for the AFC U-23 Championship in Qatar next January, Worawi believes that his team are capable of sealing the one of three tickets to the summer Olympics in Brazil.

“”Our next target is to play at the Olympics,” said Worawi was quoted by Bangkok Post. “Many players in this SEA Games team will be eligible to play at the Olympics.

“Qualifying for the Olympics will be difficult but nothing is impossible. We finished fourth at last year’s Asian Games so we only need to move a step farther for an Olympic spot.

“We are kings of Asean and we want to move up to the Asian level,” he added.

Thailand were advanced to the AFC U-23 Championship final stage as the best runner-up team after finishing second in Group G behind North Korea.