TERRIFIC TEAM THAI!! - Thailand come back from 2 goals down to draw with Iraq in FIFA World Cup qual
Team Thailand - 2 vs Iraq - 2 - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia qualifications. The Thai national team came from 2 goals down to even up the score and earn a tie against the Iraqi national team in front of 50,000+ fans at the Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.
With this result Thailand move into top spot of Group F. Previously Thailand had defeated Vietnam 1-0, as well as Chinese Taipei 0-2, and the tie in tonight's match earns the squad their 7th point. Both Vietnam and Iraq have each only played one match. Thailand's next match will be October 13th for the away-leg match with Vietnam. SCG Muangthong United have 5 players called up to represent Thailand, 3 of whom played the whole match. Outstanding for Thailand was Muangthong keeper Kawin Thamsatchanan who made denied the Iraqi offence several goals. As well, Teerasil Dangda and Sarah Yuyen provided key pressure, with Teerasil assisting on the equalising goal. Thailand's ranking before the match was 137th in the world, while Iraq were ranked 82nd. Thailand have never beaten Iraq, having lost most matches, and the last time they tied was in 2007. Thailand are in Group F along with Chinese Taipei, Vietnam, and Iraq. Indonesia were disqualified from competition by FIFA due to "government interference".