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Thailand U22 squad for SEA Games 30th: English star joins team, no over-age players

Thailand U22 squad for SEA Games 30th: English star joins team, no over-age players

On the afternoon of September 28th, the Thai Football Federation (FAT) has just announced the list of summons U22 Thailand team to prepare for the SEA Games, including Ben Davis.

This list includes 28 players, of which the Muangthong club alone has contributed to 6 faces. There are 4 strikers convened, the most prominent of which is the Chonburi striker Sittichok Paso. This is the striker who played very well in Thailand's U19 shirt with scoring 12 goals in 13 appearances.

In the midfield, the most prominent face is Ben Davis - a player with Thai and English blood. This is the first time this player has been called up to Thailand U23 team.

As a child, Ben Davis lived in Singapore, so he had more Singapore nationality. However, Ben Davis chose England as a place to develop his career and join Fulham training center - a team in the Premier League.

Ben Davis once had some matches in the U18 Fulham shirt and left some marks. Recently, he was recruited by Thailand U23 squad with the goal of improving the quality in the middle line in order to raise the ambition to successfully defend the championship at the SEA Games.

It is known that at the upcoming SEA Games, coach Akira Nishino will not use two players over the age of U22 according to the new rules. However, with the convening of a number of new factors that are typically attacking midfielder Ben Davis, the force of U22 Thailand is still very strong and is a bright candidate for the championship alongside U22 Vietnam or U22 Malaysia.

Thailand U22 squad for SEA Games 30th: English star joins team, no over-age players

In this list, surprisingly 2 young stars Supachai Jaided and Supachok are not included. Maybe they will not compete in SEA Games 30th in order to join 2020 AFC U23 Championship.

According to the schedule, the U22 squad will officially join Thailand on October 6th. It is expected that the team will also experience a number of friendly matches before SEA Games officially starts. Not long after the SEA Games, Thailand U22 will aim for a bigger goal that is the U23 Asian Cup in Asia at home with the ambition to reach the top 3 to win tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

List of 28 convened players of Thailand U22:

Goalkeepers (3): Korraphat Nareechan (Khon Kaen), Kiadtisak Chaodon (Udon Thani), Nopphon Lakhonphon (Lampang)

Defenders (13): Marco Ballini, Chatchai Saengdao, Saringkan Promsupa (Muangthong United), Kritsada, Chaturaphat Satsatham (Chainat), Shinnaphat Leeaoh (Chiangrai), Kevin Deeromram (Port), Sarayuth Somsompim (PTT Rayong FC), Apisit Sorada ( Chiangmai), Sarayut Sompim (Rayong), Thitathorn Aksornsri (Police Tero), Meechok Marhasaranukun (Suphanburi), Jirawat Thongsaengphrao (Ratchaburi), Peerawat Akkatam (Kasetsart), Kritsada Kaman (Chonburi), Jaturapat Sattham (Chainat Hornbill)

Midfield (8): Chatmongkol Thongkiri (Chainat), Jaroensak Wonggorn (Samut Prakan), Worachit Kanitsribampen (Chonburi), Ben Davis (Fulham), Anon Amornlerdsak, Wisarut Imura (Bangkok United), Rattanakorn Maikami (Buriram), Patcharapol Intanee (Bangkok United) Muangthong)

Forwards (4): Poramet Arjvirai, Korrawit Tasa (Muangthong), Nanthawat Suankaeo (Rayong), Sittichok Paso (Chonburi).