Tournament RecordWinners in 1996, 2000 and 2002; Runners up in 2006/7 and 2008 Played: 42
Goals for: 98
Goals against: 39
Biggest Win: 8-0 vs Timor Leste (2004)
Biggest Defeat: 0-3 vs Vietnam (1998)
Latest Results & Fixtures
|1 Dec 10||Thailand||2-2||Laos|
|4 Dec 10||Thailand||0 - 0||Malaysia|
|7 Dec 10||Indonesia||2 - 1||Thailand|
Thailand 2012 Squad ListGoalkeepers
Coach: WINFRIED SCHAFER (Germany)
*The Final registration of players will be confirmed at the 1st Team Managers’ Meeting which will be held one day before the commencement of the competition.
*Shirt numbers are subject to change.
Even though Thailand had last won the tournament in 2002 a lot had been expected of them under the guidance of Robson. But they failed to produce their famed passing game and lacked ideas particularly against Laos. Indeed, they came within a few minutes of being on the end of arguably the biggest shock in AFF Suzuki Cup history, Sarayoot "Joe Five Yards" Chaikamdee scoring the equaliser in the 91st minute.
Winfried Schafer, the German who famously led Cameroon to victory in the 2002 African Cup of Nations, took over from Robson in July 2011 and has steadied the ship. A 2-0 loss to Oman in March ended Thailand's interest in the qualifying campaign for the 2014 FIFA World Cup but Schafer agreed to stay in charge and help re-build the team from the grass roots.
As co-hosts, Thailand will play their group matches at the Rajamangala Stadium, the scene of some famous victories including the 4-1 triumph over Indonesia in the final of the 2000 tournament.
Nickname: Changsuk (The War Elephants)
National coach: Winfried Schafer (Germany)
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