Sutee and Therdsak to miss qualifier (November 15, 2007)


Thailand's Singapore-based veterans Sutee Suksomkit and Therdsak Chaiman will not be available against Yemen in Sunday's World Cup qualifier in Bangkok. Thailand held Yemen to a 1-1 draw in Sana'a in the first leg of Asia's second round qualification for the 2010 World Cup last week. The return takes place at Supachalasai stadium on Sunday at 5pm.

Thailand coach Chanvit Phalajivin said Sutee had to play for Tampines Rovers in the S-League at the weekend while Therdsak was nursing an injury.

But Chanvit is not worried about their absence saying he has players for their positions. Neither played in the first leg.

BEC Tero Sasana and TOT FC players including Teerathep Winothai, captain Tawan Sripan and Suchao Nutnum are fresh for the game as they did not have Thailand League games this week.

Yemen arrived in Bangkok yesterday and their coach Mohsin Al Harthi believes his side can beat Thailand to qualify for the next round.

Tickets priced at 100, 200, 600 and 1,000 are available at the Football Association of Thailand headquarters (Supachalasai stadium) and FBT sports store in Hua Mark.