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National futsal team kick their way into World Cup finals

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Thailand’s national futsal team has won a berth in the 2021 Futsal World Cup Final to be held in Lithuania from September 23 to October 3 after the team trounced Iraq in a playoff round in the United Arab Emirates.

The result of two matches has seen Thailand overcome Iraq by a cumulative score of 11-2.

National futsal team kick their way into World Cup finals

“I would like to thank everyone on the team and all related parties for bringing happiness to futsal fans this year,” said Football Association of Thailand chairman Somyos Pumpanmuang.

“To celebrate their victory, the association will give another THB1 million on top of the gift money of THB1 million previously promised to the team if they make it to the final,” he said.

National futsal team kick their way into World Cup finals

The futsal team had qualified for the finals five times in the past – in 2016, 2012, 2008, 2004 and 2000.

The final round will see 24 national teams locking horns. Besides Thailand, they feature Brazil, Argentina, Angola, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Egypt, Guatemala, Iran, Japan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Panama, Portugal, Paraguay, Russia, Serbia, Solomon Islands, the United States, Spain, Venezuela, and either Vietnam or Lebanon.

National futsal team kick their way into World Cup finals

Published : May 26, 2021

By : THE NATION