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OFFICIAL: Thailand announced the shirt number, maked surprised with Chanathip Songkrasin

OFFICIAL: Thailand announced the shirt number, maked surprised with Chanathip Songkrasin

Recently, the Thai team officially announced the number of shirt of players preparing for the 2022 World Cup Qualifier, notably that midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin has not taken the number 18 as usual.

With only about two more days left, the first series of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in Asia will officially begin across the continent.

At this time, the basic preparations are finally completed by the teams and submitted to AFC. Latest, the Thai team has also announced the official shirt number of 23 players.

In the wooden frame, goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan was given the number 1 shirt, and two colleagues of his position Chatchai and Siwarak received the numbers 20 and 23 respectively.

Captain Theerathon Bunmathan will still receive his familiar No. 3 shirt, Adisorn No. 5, Pansa No. 6, right-back Tristan Do No. 19, Narubadin will return the No. 15 for the first time.

OFFICIAL: Thailand announced the shirt number, maked surprised with Chanathip Songkrasin

In midfield, Thitiphan Puangchan was given No. 8, Sarach Yooyen unexpectedly took No. 4, however the biggest surprise belongs to Thailand's biggest star - Chanathip Songkrasin.

The player named Messi Thai no longer wears the number 18 as usual, instead coach Akira Nishino decided to give the midfielder the number 10 shirt, the number considered to be the most beautiful and always owned by many superstars in the world like Wayne Rooney of former Manchester United, Lionel Messi (Barcelona) or Neymar JR (PSG).

The Japanese coach is also likely to consider Chanathip the nucleus of the play he built for the War Elephants.

In attack, the only striker Supachai Jaided received the number 9 shirt, and rising young star Supachock was awarded to No. 7.

OFFICIAL: Thailand announced the shirt number, maked surprised with Chanathip Songkrasin

Thailand will begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign with a match against Vietnam at 20:00 (GMT+8) at Thammasat Stadium on September 5th, when the organizers announced that more than 22,000 tickets were sold out, promising a match not to be missed between the two rival teams.