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Coach Akira Nishino called "Thai Messi" for upcoming World Cup 2022 qualifier

Coach Akira Nishino called

Coach Akira Nishino has published a preliminary list of 32 Thai players preparing for the match against Malaysia and Vietnam in November.

Different from the previous rumors, Chanathip Songkrasin and Thitipan Puangchan have appeared. Although not completely recovered from injury, but "Thai Messi" Chanathip is a very important factor. The Japanese strategist hopes the star can fully recover in the next two matches.

Meanwhile, the ability of Thitipan Puangchan to reach the best condition in November is much higher. The player has just played in 10 minutes for Oita Trinita in the J1-League. The 26-year-old midfielder suffered an injury during the match between Thailand vs Vietnam in Thammasat Stadium in September and was absent from the last important battles of FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier.

In addition, the list of Thai teams focused this time also includes the best football faces of the Golden Temple country. In the goal, the Japanese strategist summoned up to four goalkeepers, including Siwarak Tedsungnoen, Chatchai Budprom, Kawin Thamsatchanan, Apirak Worawong.

In the defense, the most important names such as Pansa Hemviboon, Adisorn Promrak, Manuel Tom Bihr, Theerathon Bunmathan, Narubadin Weerawatnodom, Tristan Do, Nitipong Selanon are all involved.

In midfield, some notable faces like Sasalak Haiprakhon, Tanaboon Kesarat, Phitiwat Sukjitthammakul, Sivakorn Tiatrakul, Chanathip Songkrasin, Thitipan Puangchan, Supachok Sarachat, Ekanit Panya.

The biggest change came from the strikers when Akira Nishino summoned four names including Teerasil Dangda, Supachai Jaided, Suphanat and Chananan Pombuppha. Coach Akira Nishino will have the strongest team before the next two matches against Malaysia and Vietnam.