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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: South Korea vs Thailand: Predicted Lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :March 19, 2024 at 1:55 PM
Modified at :March 19, 2024 at 1:55 PM
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Manav Chowdhury


South Korea have undergone a revamp in their setup after the AFC Asian Cup.

Having secured victories in two consecutive matches in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers, South Korea aim to continue their winning streak as they prepare to face a formidable Thailand side. Determined to rebound from a disappointing showing in the AFC Asian Cup, where they faced elimination in the semi-final, the team underwent changes, including the dismissal of manager Jurgen Klinsmann. Presently, Hwang Sun-hong assumes the managerial role, leading the team with the aim of revitalizing their performance.

Thailand enter the match against the heavyweights South Korea with a hunger to challenge themselves. Presently positioned second in the standings with three points, having won one match and lost one, they are determined to leave it all on the field. Securing a positive result will require their utmost effort and dedication.

Kick-Off:

21 March, Thursday, 2024, 04:30 PM (IST), 11:00 AM (GMT), 07:00 AM (EST)

Stadium: Seoul World Cup Stadium

Form

South Korea Form (All Competitions): W-D-D-W-W-L

Thailand Form (All Competitions): L-L-W-D-D-L

Players to Watch

Son Heung-min (South Korea)

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: South Korea vs Thailand: Predicted Lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast Son Heung-min
Skipper Son will aim to score a few masterpieces against Thailand. (Courtesy: AFC)

Exhibiting a remarkable combination of speed, agility, and accuracy in his shooting, Son Heung-min adeptly capitalizes on defensive openings to create scoring chances. His attacking skills often leave defenders scrambling to keep up with his penetrating runs. By consistently making offensive plays, Son not only boosts team effectiveness but also embodies an unwavering dedication to excellence in football.

Supachai Chaided (Thailand)

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: South Korea vs Thailand: Predicted Lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast Supachai Chaided
Thailand will look up to Chaided to fire some goals against South Korea. (Courtesy: AFC)

At just 25, Chaided stands out as a top-quality player, holding a prominent position within his team. His consistent high-level performances are notable, particularly his ability to regularly find the back of the net, posing a significant threat inside the penalty area. With his tall stature and robust physical presence, he presents a formidable challenge for opposing teams.

Match Facts

  • Korea Republic have won three home matches in a row.
  • Both teams lost their previous match.
  • The winner of their last meeting was South Korea.

Injury and Team News

There are no concerns in the South Korean camp, with all players fit and available for the upcoming match.

Thailand also have no injury concerns to worry about.

Head-to-Head

Matches: 72

South Korea: 47

Thailand: 12

Draws: 13

Predicted Lineup for South Korea vs Thailand

South Korea Predicted Lineup (4-3-3):

Cho(GK); Kim, Jeong, Kim, Seol; Lee, Park, Hwang; Lee, Son, Hwang

Thailand Predicted Lineup ( 4-1-4-1):

Khammai(GK); Mickelson, Dolah, Hemviboon, Bunmathan; Pomphan; Poomchantuek, Yooyen, Kanitsribampen, Charoenrattanapirom; Chaided

Match Prediction for South Korea vs Thailand

South Korea are a top-tier team and widely regarded as one of the strongest in Asia. They enter this match as clear favourites, aiming for their third consecutive qualifier win to maintain their lead. Although Thailand face a challenging task, the Koreans are expected to emerge victorious, securing all three points.

Prediction: South Korea 2-0 Thailand

Telecast for South Korea vs Thailand

To be updated.

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