1/10/2019 4:53:55 PM (GMT+3)

Songkrasin helps Thailand stun Bahrain in Asian Cup

Songkrasin helps Thailand stun Bahrain in Asian Cup

DUBAI, UAE: Thailand kept their hopes alive in the AFC Asian Cup by beating Bahrain 1-0 in a Group A match here at the Al Maktoum Stadium on Thursday.

Chanathip Songkrasin scored the all-important goal in the 58th minute to propel his team’s chances to qualify for the next round particularly after 4-1 defeat to India in their opening match.

Bahrain, who drew 1-1 with the UAE, will have to beat India in their final match on January 14 to keep their knockout stage hopes alive.

The southeast nation, who received a flak for losing their opening game and also sacked coach, came back strongly into the match.

They had a great tactical game where their interim head coach Sirisak Yodyardthai made five changes in the team that lost to India and were able to deal with the Bahrain attacks easily. (Pic courtesy: the-afc.com)