Holland to play Thailand in June (February 16, 2007)


Good news for Thai football fans. The Dutch national football team will play against Thailand in Bangkok on June 6 and they have promised to bring their full squad. The match was confirmed yesterday by secretary general of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Worawi Makudi.

''The Dutch will bring their full national team,'' Worawi said.

The Dutch squad will be led by coach Marco van Basten. The squad includes such familiar names as Arjen Robben (Chelsea), Dirk Kuyt (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Arsenal), Rafael van der Vaart (Hamburg) and Edwin van de Sar (Man United).

Worawi confirmed that Chanvit Phalajivin will remain as coach for Thailand's national squad. ''He is not going to Vietnam,'' said Worawi.