Thailand's Datsakorn fit to play tonight (January 24, 2007)


Thailand midfielder Datsakorn Thonglao is fit for tonight's semi-final first leg against Vietnam at My Dinh stadium, Hanoi. Thailand coach Charnwit Phalajivin said he was pleased with the return of his playmaker.

''It is good news that Datsakorn is fit for the game,'' said Charnwit.

He will play alongside Nirut Surasiang.

Kosin Hathairattanakool is likely to be in goal for the game while Sarayuth Chaikamdee will start as a striker.

''I have told our players to play carefully,'' said Charnwit.

''We must not let Vietnam score and I have told them to ignore the crowd.

''It is their duty to play their best and not lose this match.''

Vietnam coach Alfred Riedl countered: ''I am under a lot of pressure and we must beat Thailand at home.''

The game kick offs at 7pm with channel 7 and Star Sports televising live.

Probable Thai team

Kosin Hathairattanakool, Niweat Siriwong, Jedsada Jidsawad, Suree Sukha, Nataporn Phanrit, Datsakorn Thonglao, Nirut Surasiang, Suchao Nutnum, Sutee Suksomkit, Sarayuth Chaikamdee and Kiatisak 'Zico' Senamuang