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HOT: Chanathip Songkrasin suffered a serious injury, risking to miss the match against UAE

HOT: Chanathip Songkrasin suffered a serious injury, risking to miss the match against UAE

The unhappy information came with coach Akira Nishino when key midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin had just suffered a serious injury, facing the risk of missing the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier (AFC).

Accordingly, the 1993 midfielder suffered an injury during the warm-up to prepare for the match between Consadole Sapporo and Gamba Osaka in the 27th National Japanese Championship and was forced to leave the field with a stride.

The diagnosis of the Consadole Sapporo team of doctors showed that Chanathip Songkrasin had torn thigh muscles, he needed about 2-3 weeks to be able to fully recover.

The Consadole Sapporo club also asked the Thai team to postpone the return flight to Chanathip's Golden Temple country to more closely examine the extent of his serious injury.

Thus, the midfielder named Messi Thailand is at great risk of missing the third round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, the match that the War Elephants will be playing at home to host a strong opponent: UAE.

Previously, Akira Nishino's team was also arranged by the Thai Football Federation to play a friendly match with the Congo team on October 10 to check the squad and test the play.

The absence of Chanathip will be a significant loss for the War Elephants, the 26-year-old played all the previous matches against Vietnam and Indonesia, he is also the main nucleus that the new Nishino coach wants to build the game for Thailand.

In addition to Chanathip, another case is Thitiphan also suffered a serious injury in the match against Vietnam on September 5th and is not sure to play in the next match.

Currently, after two matches, Thailand is temporarily leading Group G with 1 win, 1 draw and 4 points, while Vietnam is the penultimate place with only the first draw.