Thailand train ahead of Group A game against the UAE

  • Monday 14, January 2019 in 8:42 AM
Sharjah 24 – AP: Thailand defender Suphan Thongsong on Sunday stressed how important the 2019 AFC Asian Cup is for his teammates, as they prepare to face tournament hosts United Arab Emirates in their final group game on Monday.
A win for Thailand will see them progress beyond the group stage, a feat they have not managed since 1992. 
 
Their best finish at the Asian Cup was third, back in 1972, when only six countries were involved. 
 
The 2019 edition has 24 teams, with 16 progressing to the knockout stage. 
 
The Thais are on three points, one behind the Emiratis.