On his way (May 27,2006)

Thai assistant referee Prachya Permpanich flew to Germany yesterday to prepare for the World Cup finals. Prachya was announced by Fifa as one of six assistant referees from the Asian Zone to officiate in Germany.

The 44-year-old said he was excited at the prospect at being involved in such a prestigious tournament.

''I will try my best in every match that I take part in,'' said Prachya.

''I aim to use my skills and experience to help the games run smoothly and also be exciting to watch around the world.

''If I make a mistake then I will have no chance of doing my duty in the World Cup any more.''