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2020 AFC U23 championship: Supachai Jaided's red card for punching Tran Dinh Trong is erased

2020 AFC U23 championship: Supachai Jaided's red card for punching Tran Dinh Trong is erased

On the morning of November 24th, the Thai Football Federation (FAT) announced that striker Supachai Jaided is erased the suspension for two matches in the 2020 AFC U23 championship.

"The Thai Football Federation has sent a letter to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to review the penalty, saying the U23 matches in qualifying are not considered official matches. Thailand U23 will attend the 2020 AFC U23 championship as host, so the results of the qualifying rounds should not be counted", FAT announced.

"AFC has considered the last two friendly matches of the Thailand U23 team with China and Myanmar as matches to clear the red card for Supachai. This will help him play from the beginning in the 2020 AFC U23 championship", FAT said.

In the match of Vietnam U23 vs Thailand U23 in the 2020 AFC U23 qualifier in March, Supachai made a punch against Tran Dinh Trong. The captain of Thailand U23 received a red card and left the field in 57 minutes.

2020 AFC U23 championship: Supachai Jaideds red card for punching Tran Dinh Trong is erased

Tran Dinh Trong was punched by Supachai on March

The Buriram United striker was banned from playing two matches by the AFC and had to pay a fine of $ 1,000 for the bad play. That means he would not play in the first two matches in the tournament in January next year. But now the suspension for Supachai is officially removed.

Supachai Jaided is currently the mainstay of the national team and affirms the position of Buriram United - the Thai League runner-up. At SEA Games 30th, Supachai and his teammates were tasked to successfully defend the gold medal won 2 years ago.