Thailand set for action (October 06, 2008)


Thailand take on Paraguay in the Futsal World Cup today as they bid to qualify for the quarter-finals.

The match, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will kick off at 10.30pm (Thai time) and will be live on channel 3 and NBT (channel 11).

Thailand beat the USA 5-3 on the Saturday and coach Jose Maria Mendez says he is expecting a tough test tonight.

"Paraguay have good technique so our concentration is important," he said.

"I have told the players that if we have a chance, we must score.

"We must win this match."

Lertchai Issarasuwipakorn is suspended after receiving two yellow cards.

Thailand have one win and one defeat after a 1-0 loss to Italy in their opening game.

The other team in the group is Portugal and two teams from each group advance to the knock-out stages of the Fifa competition.