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Thailand’s men national football team lost to Malaysia in the second round of the Group G World Cup Qualifier on Tuesday at Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, the UAE.

Both teams had already been mathematically eliminated a few days earlier, meaning they would not advance to the World Cup in Qatar in 2022.

Thailand loses to Malaysia 0-1 in World Cup Qualifier

The solitary goal during the game came in the 51st minute when Malaysia was awarded a penalty kick and Safawi Rasid scored.

Thailand loses to Malaysia 0-1 in World Cup Qualifier

Thailand now has nine points and is placed 4th in Group G standings while Malaysia bagged 12 points. Hosts UAE top the group with 18 points, while Vietnam is a close second with 17.

Thailand loses to Malaysia 0-1 in World Cup Qualifier

The national team is returning home immediately with their World Cup mission having come to a heavyhearted end. All footballers and staff will need to undergo quarantine on arrival to prevent Covid-19 from spreading as per orders by the government’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Published : June 16, 2021

By : THE NATION