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Thailand vs Vietnam: Coach Akira Nishino calls a closed match before big clash

Thailand vs Vietnam: Coach Akira Nishino calls a closed match before big clash

Coach Akira Nishino revealed plans to prepare for the opening match of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

"We only have a short time to concentrate, practice and enter the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier. Now, I try to gather information about the players. If that day is a match day, I will go to the field. Besides, I also learned about the players through the video.After I have enough information about the training program, accommodation, training ground, I will prepare the best for the team. Before entering the official tournament", Akikra Nishino said after a meeting with the Thai Football Federation (FAT) on August 13th.

Mr. Nishino chose former Thai coach Sirisak Yodyardthai and young coach Anurak Srikerd as assistant in two matches against Vietnam and Indonesia. The Japanese and Thai coaches will have a secret friendly match, closed with the press before meeting Vietnam.

"I came here to work alone and received advice from many Thai coaches. Now, I am considering the work for each assistant. After that, we will attend the World Cup qualifiers and decide if we need more. support person or not", said Nishino.

Thailand vs Vietnam: Coach Akira Nishino calls a closed match before big clash

"According to FIFA rules, the squad list must be submitted on August 18th. After that, we will call a series of players to concentrate and shorten it to 23 people. At the end of August, there will be a match. In addition, I will call the pillars of U23 team. Many young players will be given the opportunity this time".

On September 5th, Thailand will meet Vietnam on the Rangsit Stadium of Thammasat University in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match.