Thailand ready and waiting for Agribank Cup action (October 24, 2006)


Thailand's Asian Games squad arrived in Vietnam yesterday to prepare for the Agribank Cup, which kick offs tomorrow.

Thailand will play against hosts Vietnam, Bahrain and New Zealand.

Deputy team manager Virach Chanpanich said he thinks Bahrain, who play Thailand tomorrow, will present the toughest test.

"I think Bahrain are the strongest team in the tournament because they have developed their football skills," he said.

"New Zealand are tall but their skills are nearly the same as ours so it will be a close match. "It will be difficult to beat Vietnam on their home soil but we will do our best.

"I think we will do okay because the team have been preparing well are and much better than they were before." After Bahrain tomorrow, Thailand will face New Zealand on Friday and Vietnam on Sunday.