INCHEON – The Thai men’s football team hammered Indonesia 6-0 Monday in its final Asian Games group match and will next meet China in the second round on Thursday.
With the win, Thailand topped Group E ahead of their Southeast Asian rivals who will take on title contenders North Korea in the last 16 round. Group members Maldives and East Timor were eliminated.
Adisak Kraisorn scored twice after 16 and 90 minutes with Chananan Pombubpha (7), Adisak Kraisorn (16), Chanatip Songkrasin (57), Kroekrit Taweekarn (75) and Pinyo Inpinit (81) also on target.
Thailand have never won an Asian Games medal in football. However, this time the teams believes it is good enough for gold.
If they win gold, players will receive about 100 million baht in bonus money from the government, private sponsors and the Football Association of Thailand.