Following the passing of their beloved king, the Thailand Football Association (FAT) is seeking the help of its Singapore counterparts to host next month’s World Cup Qualifier at the Singapore Sports Hub.
The status of the Nov 15 match against Australia, orginally scheduled to be held at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, is now uncertain following the passing of the kingdom’s beloved monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, last Thursday
TODAY understands that the FAT is now exploring two options for Thailand’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Australia on Nov 15 – playing the game behind closed doors in Bangkok, or holding it in another country.
TODAY also understands that the FAT has since contacted the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) to explore the possibility of the World Cup game in Singapore at the National Stadium.
The FAT is also looking at Myanmar’s Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon as an alternative, although it is understood they prefer the facilities and pitch quality offered by the Singapore Sports Hub.
In response to TODAY’s queries, Chin Sau Ho, Singapore Sports Hub’s senior director for corporate communications and stakeholder management, said: “We extend our deepest condolences to the Football Association of Thailand and people of Thailand on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
“We are honoured to be considered and happy to host the event at the National Stadium.”
Thailand’s international friendly against Iran, slated for Nov 9, has also been called off.
Via: Today Online