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The Thailand national futsal team represents
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History

The Thailand national futsal team is regarded as one of the finest teams in the Asian Football Confederation and the most dominant team in Southeast Asia due to its high-profile records in the continental competitions. Thailand has played more than 250 official games against other national teams since their first international match in 1992. The national team reached its highest ranking in the Futsal World Rankings at ninth place on 9 July 2009. Thailand started to form their national team in 1992 to attend the 1992 FIFA Futsal World Championship qualification tournament in
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. Thailand played their first international match ever against
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which the Thais lost by 5–12 on 2 May 1992. Thailand lost 4–5 to Japan national futsal team, Japan and ended their first qualification the next day. After the 1992 World Championship qualification, Thailand's national Futsal team was disbanded for 7 years without any activity. The national team was then reformed again to compete in the 1999 AFC Futsal Championship, the first edition of the AFC Futsal Championship. Thailand finished their first ever Asian tournament in the group stage. In 2000, Thailand hosted the 2000 AFC Futsal Championship in Bangkok. The tournament has become the big leap of Thailand in Asian Futsal. In this tournament, Thailand was drawn in group B with Singapore national futsal team, Singapore and 2 strong teams of South Korea national futsal team, South Korea and Kazakhstan national futsal team, Kazakhstan. After losing to Kazakhstan in the opening match, the Thais got the surprising wins over South Korea and Singapore. Thailand reached the semi-final of the tournament and got beaten by eventual champions Iran national futsal team, Iran. However, Thailand overcame Japan national futsal team, Japan, one of the strongest teams in Asia, with an 8–6 result in the third-place playoff match. This wonder winning granted them their first ever achievement in the international futsal stage plus the right to play in the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship in Guatemala. After this tournament, Thailand has begun to gain the massive growth, become one of the best Asian teams and qualified for 6 consecutive FIFA Futsal World Cup, World Cups since 2000.


World Cup

Thailand has attended 5 out of 8 FIFA Futsal World Cups. Their first ever participation was in 2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship, 2000 at Guatemala and the latest was in 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup, 2016 at Colombia. Thailand never miss the World Championship after their debut in 2000, attended 5 consecutive editions included 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup at Bangkok,
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Guatemala 2000

''"The debutant."'' Thailand qualified for the 2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship by finishing as the third placed team at the 2000 AFC Futsal Championship. At the time, Thailand national had the lack of talent pool in futsal. Many members of the squad were the football players from Association football such as Therdsak Chaiman, Nirut Surasiang, Anucha Munjarern, Vilard Normcharoen and more. Thailand was placed in the same group with the Netherlands national futsal team, Netherlands, Egypt national futsal team, Egypt, and Uruguay national futsal team, Uruguay. Thailand was eliminated from the group stage without a single win.


Taiwan 2004

''"First win."'' In 2004 FIFA Futsal World Championship, 2004 at Taiwan, Thailand achieved their first win in the World Cup. After losing to Uruguay national futsal team, Uruguay and Brazil national futsal team, Brazil respectively in the first two games of the group stage, Thailand manage to win 3–2 over Australia national futsal team, Australia. Despite the first 3 points, Thailand was once again eliminated from the group stage.


Thailand 2012

''"The host and knock-out stage."'' Thailand successfully beat the bids from China, Iran, Azerbaijan, Czech Republic, Sri Lanka and Guatemala to become the host of the 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup. Under the coaching of Dutch people, Dutch Victor Hermans, Thailand made the impressive start by beating Costa Rica national futsal team, Costa Rica 3–1 in their first match in front of 4,379 crowds at Indoor Stadium Huamark. Thailand lost to Ukraine national futsal team, Ukraine and Paraguay national futsal team, Paraguay with the impressive performance in the group stage. Despite that, Thailand still qualified for the round of 16 for the first time in their history after finishing as one of the best third-place team across all of the group. Thailand played two-time world champion Spain national futsal team, Spain and got knocked out from the competition after losing to them by 1–7. Thai 23-year-old Futsal positions#Pivot, Pivot, Suphawut Thueanklang won Goal of the Tournament award for his mark against Costa Rica.


Colombia 2016

''"Six points and goal fest."'' Thailand under Victor Hermans qualified for the 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Colombia after finishing as the third placed team in the 2016 AFC Futsal Championship. The Dutch coach left the team before the tournament and Football Association of Thailand appointed Miguel Rodrigo as the national trainer. Thailand was placed in Group B along with Russia national futsal team, Russia, Egypt national futsal team, Egypt and Cuba national futsal team, Cuba. At the first game, Thailand played against the third placed team in the World Rankings and UEFA Futsal Euro 2016 runner-up, Russia national futsal team, Russia, and lost by 4–6 with an impressive performance. Thailand later won other two games in the group stage against Cuba national futsal team, Cuba and Egypt national futsal team, Egypt and then qualified for round of 16 as the runner-up of Group B. This is the first time in the history that Thailand could collect more than 3 points in the group stage. In the round of 16, Thailand lost to Azerbaijan national futsal team, Azerbaijan with an 8–13 result in the extra-time after a 7–7 draw in 40 minutes. In 2016 edition, Thailand scored 22 goals from 4 games, almost matching the total record of the previous 4 editions of 23 goals from 14 games. Suphawut Thueanklang is the team highest scorer with six goals, followed by Jirawat Sornwichian (five goals).


Team image


Nicknames

Thailand national futsal team was dubbed by the media and supporters as "Toh-Lek" ( th, โต๊ะเล็ก lit. ''small table''). Toh-Lek or The Small Table is a slang term to call futsal in Thailand, as the sport is played on a small, indoor field, instead of its official word ( th, ฟุตซอล). As a coincidence, ''The Small Table'' became the nickname of Thailand's futsal team to this day.


Home stadium

Thailand plays the home games at the Bangkok Futsal Arena with a capacity of 12,000 spectators and the Indoor Stadium Huamark with a capacity of 10,000 spectators.


Results and fixtures

Recent results within last 12 months and upcoming fixtures. ;Legend


2021


Coaching staff


Coaches history


Team


Current squad

The following 14 players are called for 2021 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania between 12 September – 3 October 2021.


Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Thailand squad within the last 12 months. ;Notes *INJ Player withdrew from the squad due to an injury.


Previous squads

;FIFA Futsal World Cup *2000 FIFA Futsal World Championship squads#Thailand, 2000 FIFA Futsal World Cup squads *2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup team squads#Thailand, 2008 FIFA Futsal World Cup squads *2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup squads#Thailand, 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup squads *2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup squads#Thailand, 2016 FIFA Futsal World Cup squads ;AFC Futsal Championship *2018 AFC Futsal Championship squads#Thailand, 2018 AFC Futsal Championship squads


Notable players

*Therdsak Chaiman (1999–2005) *Anucha Munjarern (2000–2008)


Records


Most appearances

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Top goalscorers

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Competitive record

''*Denotes draws includes knockout matches decided on Penalty shoot-out (association football), penalty shootouts. Red border indicates that the tournament was hosted on home soil. Gold, silver, bronze backgrounds indicates 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishes respectively. Bold text indicates best finish in tournament.''


FIFA Futsal World Cup


AFC Futsal Asian Cup


Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games


AFF Futsal Championship

: In 2008 edition, Thailand used a U-21 squad to participate in the tournament. : In 2010 edition, Thailand withdrew from the competition to organize 2010 Thailand Five's at Udon Thani Province, Udon Thani,
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Southeast Asian Games


World ranking

There is currently no official futsal ranking.
, the top 5 AFC teams according to one elo rating system, Elo-based ranking system are:


Head-to-head record

The record of Thailand against other countries since the first official international match against
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See also

*Thailand Futsal League


References


External links


Football Association of Thailand
{{Thailand Squad 2012 FIFA Futsal World Cup Asian national futsal teams Men's national sports teams of Thailand, Futsal Futsal in Thailand, National