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LIFE IS FAIR, THAI FANS: 2 months ago, referee Al-Kaf 'help' Thailand gain a draw against Vietnam

LIFE IS FAIR, THAI FANS: 2 months ago, referee Al-Kaf 'help' Thailand gain a draw against Vietnam

In November, Thai fans called referee Ahmed Al-Kaf as a hero after he gave Thailand team a penalty kick as well as deny a goal scored by Vietnam player.

In the quarter-final match of the AFC U23 Championship between the host Thailand U23 and Saudi Arabia, referee Ahmed Al-Kaf was harshly criticized by Thai supporters.

The root cause is the Omani man decided to give Saudi Arabia U23 a penalty kick in the last minutes of the match, which helped the Middle East team score the only goal of the game.

After being eliminated at the tournament, the Thailand U23 team repeatedly complained about the decision of referee Ahmed Al-Kaf. They pointed out that initially, he just decide that it was just a free-kick.

However, after seeing the unobvious replay of the foul, he gave Saudi Arabia U23 a penalty despite the fact that Thai players did nothing wrong in the box.

LIFE IS FAIR, THAI FANS: 2 months ago, referee Al-Kaf help Thailand gain a draw against Vietnam

Thai football fans may continue complaining about Al-Kaf, nevertheless, it seems that they forgot he was the man who was praised by them 2 months ago.

The Omani referee was also the man who 'helped' Thailand gain a draw in the match against Vietnam when two teams faced each other in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification round.

LIFE IS FAIR, THAI FANS: 2 months ago, referee Al-Kaf help Thailand gain a draw against Vietnam

LIFE IS FAIR, THAI FANS: 2 months ago, referee Al-Kaf help Thailand gain a draw against Vietnam

LIFE IS FAIR, THAI FANS: 2 months ago, referee Al-Kaf help Thailand gain a draw against Vietnam

LIFE IS FAIR, THAI FANS: 2 months ago, referee Al-Kaf help Thailand gain a draw against Vietnam

Firstly, Al-Kaf gave Thailand a penalty kick shot by Theerathon Bunmathan, however, Vietnamese goalkeeper Dang Van Lam successfully stopped it.

After that, he also denied a goal scored by the Vietnam team because of supposing a Vietnamese player fouled. The match ended with a 0-0 score, which was a positive result for the Thailand team on an away game.