Chelsea full squad for Thai friendly match (29/04/2011)



English Premier League giants Chelsea FC confirmed they will send the full squad to Thailand for a friendly match against Thai Premier League All Stars team on July 24.

The Coke Super Cup match will be played at Rajamangala National Stadium.

Apart from the Bangkok stop, the Blues will also visit Malaysia and Hong Kong as part of their Asian tour in the summer.

The president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Worawi Makudi, said the friendly match will give Thai players a good opportunity to play against world-class opponents.

"It is good for the Thai Premier League players to play against Chelsea. Their team is full of superstars. They will gain some good experiences from this match," said Worawi.

Dr Wichit Yamboonruang, the TPL chairman, said the match will take place during the mid-season break and he hopes to get the best players available for the match.

"Each club will have to co-ordinate with us. We will select the best players for this match."

Pongsakdi Polanant, Executive Director of I-Sport Co., Ltd, the tournament organisers, said the Chelsea squad will arrive in Thailand on July 22 and will stay until July 25.

"The Chelsea's players will stay at Shangri-La hotel. While they are in Bangkok, they will give a football clinic. There will be a meet & greet session with the fans.

"We hope to see a lot of the Thai Blues' fans coming out for this match."

Tickets are 500, 800, 1,500, 2,000 and 3,000 baht and can be purchased at Thai Ticket Major outlets (or go to http://www.thaiticketmajor.com), I-Mobile shops and Star Soccer shops (Panthip Plaza and Seacon Square branches).

The sales date will be announced next month together with other promotional activities .

Source : http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/sports/233912/chelsea-full-squad-for-thai-friendly-match