Jomtien Beach, Thailand-

Thailand, in front of a passionate capacity home crowd, beat Bahrain in the AFC Beach Soccer Asian Cup, tonight, March 20th, 2023, 2-0 on Jomtien Beach near Soi 12.

The game had been favored to Bahrain but underdogs Thailand had the home crowd on their side and after a thrilling performance landed a spot in the quarter finals of the cup.

This will be Thailand’s first time moving on from the group stage in four appearances at the cup. The top three teams in the cup move on to the FIFA World Beach Soccer Cup.

Thailand lost their opening game to Saudi Arabia but with back to back wins against Afghanistan and now Bahrain topped their group and are set for a knockout stage clash with the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, March 22nd, at 6:30 PM.

Admission to all cup games are free but as Thailand moves on and continues winning games tickets are strictly first come and first serve the day of the game. Those wanting to see Thailand play UAE should be early as many fans were turned away due to a capacity crowd tonight.

All games are being played at a custom built stadium on Jomtien Beach near Soi 12.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.