Asian Cup: Thailand defeat Bahrain

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With the new coach the national team of Thailand is at the Asian Cup against Bahrain. Especially in the second half, the “war elephants”, what can you. Syria, after two winless Games under pressure.

For Thailand’s national football team, the short-term change of coach after the false start in the Asian Cup has paid off in the United Arab Emirates. The debut of the new Coaches Sirisak Yodyardthai the “War Elephants” (“war elephants were victorious”), in its second preliminary round game of group A against the still winless Bahrain with 1:0 (0:0). The goal of the day Chanathip Songkrasin scored in the 58. Minute with a beautiful volley shot – no Chance for the Bahrainis.

A quarter of an hour later, the scorer would have been almost to the template encoder: Songkrasin played his teammate Adisak Kraisorn free, put the Ball in the post.

Rajevac had to go

Thailand’s football fans and even the officials of the Southeast Asians can breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to the tight but deserved success. You kept the 1:4-defeat in the opening match against India, their chances to qualify for the last sixteen. A day after the disappointing performance against the ambitious Indians had separated Thailand’s Association on Monday from his Serbian Coach Milovan Rajevac. The 65-Year-old Ghanaian had managed at the world Cup finals in South Africa in 2010 up to the quarter-finals, had been since 2017 for the Asians.

The United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, their role as favorites with 2:0 (1:0) against India. Khalfan Mubarak (41.) and Ali Mabkhout met for the tournament hosts against, especially in the first half, strong Indians. In group A the UAE with four points, ahead of India (3) Thailand (3) Bahrain (1).

Rod with Syria before the

A German Trainer, meanwhile, are anxious for the first knockout round: After the 0:2 (0:2)-defeat in Al Ain against Jordan, the former Bundesliga coach Bernd Stange, with the Syria national football team at the Asian Cup in the preliminary round of group B after two performances still winless. The first game of the Syrians against Palestine ended 0:0. In the last group game on Tuesday (15. January) against defending champion Australia rod and his Team are now under Zugwang. Jordan succeeded, meanwhile, by his second preliminary round victory already in advance to enter the next round.

Musa Al-Taamari (27.) and Tareq Khattab (43.) provided against Syria for the gates. After the rod responded with tactical and personnel changes, however, Jordan remained the dominant team. A few seconds before the final whistle, Syria Keeper Ibrahim Alma had to spend all his skill to prevent the 3:0 by a direct free-kick.

asz/ck (sid, dpa)