Thailand to call up four big name overseas stars including Chanathip in bid to win King’s Cup 2019

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Football Association of Thailand (FAT) are to field their strongest team in the King’s Cup 2019 to be held in June in a bid to lift the title, if reports are to be believed. 

The annual King’s Cup will be held from June 5 this year with Curacao, Vietnam and India joining hosts Thailand in the four-team tournament to be held at the Thunder Castle Stadium in Buriram.

Slovakia won the 2018 edition while Thailand finished as the runners-up. But this time, the War Elephants are gunning for glory in the tournament and will field some of the biggest names in Thai football at the tournament.

According to a Siam Sport report, Thailand are set to call up three of their players who are plying their trade in J.League as well as one star who currently plays in the Belgian second division.

The trio of Chanathip Songkrasin (Consadole Sapporo), Thitipan Puangchan (Oita Trinita) and Theerathon Bunmathan (Yokohama F. Marinos) who play in the Japanese top flight is expected to join the squad.

Kawin Thamsatchanan, Thai goalkeeper who plays for Belgium’s Oud-Heverlee Leuven, will also be called up for the international tournament.


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“We will summon all players playing oversea to join the tournament. For others, I will just ask the coaching team to pick the best players who play regularly in Thai League. I believe all of us want to keep the cup in Thailand since it is a sacred trophy in Thailand football,” FAT president Somyos Pumpanmuang was quoted as saying by TheThao 247.