The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) has announced that next month’s World Cup qualification match against Australia will be played at Bangkok, as initially planned.
Previously, FAT has sent a request to change to a neutral venue or to play in Australia following the passing of Thailand’s highly revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej on Thursday.
The country’s government had announced a 30-day period of mourning in which most entertainment activities are toned down. However, it was confirmed later that sports events could be held as normal.
According to FAT officials, the Football Federation Australia (FFA) has also declined FAT’s request.
“We have received the answer from the FFA that they cannot accept any change to the match or to play it at a neutral venue, so we will have to go ahead and organize the match on Nov 15″, a FAT official told local newspapers.