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Thailand revealed the formation to face Vietnam in the second qualifying round of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Thailand revealed the formation to face Vietnam in the second qualifying round of 2022 FIFA World Cup

Coach Akira Nishino is said to want to use a squad with three defenders to help the Thai team conquer the Asian 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier.

The lucky draw brought the Thai team to reunite Vietnam at the Asian 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier just three months after the "War Elephant" lost to Park Hang-seo's team at home in King's Cup 2019.

After the Thai Football Federation (FAT) appointed Mr. Akira Nishino to become the head of the national team, the Japanese tactician immediately embarked on the reconstruction of the "War Elephant".

According to Siam Sport, the team revealed that Nishino coach intends to use the 3-4-3 or 3-4-2-1 formation for Thailand, first of all in the opening match against Vietnam at the round. The second qualifying round of 2022 FIFA World Cup (AFC) takes place on September 5th. Mr. Nishino believes the formation of three defenders and two wingbacks will help Thailand strengthen their attack power.

This diagram is somewhat different from the Thai team's previous foreign coach. Under coach Milovan Rajevac, "War Elephants" often play with a squad of 4 defenders.

Thailand revealed the formation to face Vietnam in the second qualifying round of 2022 FIFA World Cup

The use of the 4-3-3 diagram at AFF Cup 2018 or 4-2-3-1 in the 2019 Asian Cup made the Serbian strategist heavily criticized by Thai fans for shaping the lack of explosive play "War Elephant", culminating in a 1-4 defeat to India caused Rajevac to be fired.

According to Siam Sport, Nishino's use of three other Thai defenders with a 4-2-3-1 tactical scheme he used for the Japanese team and achieved success at the 2018 World Cup. "Samurai boxers Green "became the only representative of Asia to enter the knockout round and lost only to Belgium with a close score 2-3.

The media of the Golden Temple area also believed that Nishino's scheme would optimize the attack power and speed of midfielder Chanathip Songkrasin. However, the current problem of the Thai team has not found the defenders capable of managing and coordinating the ball well to bring the feeling of peace of mind in the defense.