Despite only having a very slim chance of progressing, Thailand are still confident they can beat Oman in their final World Cup Asia/Oceania Group D qualifier on Wednesday.
Thailand must defeat Oman to stand any chance of advancing to the next qualifying round but Thai FA chief Worawi Makudi said yesterday that his men are capable of gaining the right result.
”We still have a chance to qualify for the next round and we are training hard in Chiang Mai,” he said.
Worawi said the weather there would not be a problem as the match will kick off at 1.30pm local time and the temperature is only expected to be around 30 degrees celsius.
Worawi has also promised to give a two million baht bonus to the team if they do beat Oman – and one million baht for a draw.
”If they progress they will get a bonus,” he said.
The match will be televised live on Channel 9 at 4.30pm Thai time.
Meanwhile, Chang beer has extended its deal with Thailand for another two years in a new agreement worth 60 million baht.