Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Bangkok: The race for the title of champions of Asian women’s futsal begins in earnest tomorrow, with eight of the competition’s 15 teams kicking off their respective campaigns. Join the-AFC.com as we preview the Group A action Matchday One.
THAILAND v MACAU
Having claimed gold medals at the SEA Games and Asian Indoor Games within the last year, Thailand enter the AFC Women’s Futsal Championship full of confidence and with the tag of tournament favourites.
Their status was underlined during warm-up matches in Tehran, where wins over reigning champions Islamic Republic of Iran and European powerhouse Ukraine ensured the hosts will enter their opening match against newcomers Macau full with confidence, according to head coach Udom Taveesuk.
“We beat Ukraine, who are the fourth best team in the world, and after that we beat Iran 7-0. It means we are more than ready for this tournament,” he said.
“Everyone in the Thailand team wants to be champions in our country.”