Date change (September 19, 2008)


The 39th King's Cup has been re-scheduled for January, the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) announced yesterday. North Korea are the first foreign side to confirm their participation in the four-team tournament, FAT secretary-general Ong-art Kosinkha said.

He said the other two teams for the January 6-12 tournament have not yet been determined but the FAT prefers sides in Asia's top 10.

The King's Cup was originally scheduled for November but was postponed because several Asian sides have to play in the World Cup qualifying round.

Thailand will play in the opening game which will be ex-captain Tawan Sripan's testimonial. Tawan is now assistant to national team coach Peter Reid.