Somyot steps down as Thai football association president

President of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), Pol Gen Somyot Poompanmuang, has decided to step down, as demanded by the chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand (NOCT),…

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Two Thai national footballers banned for six month for brawling at SEA Games

The Football Association (FA) of Thailand has banned two players from national matches for six months and suspended three staff for a year after brawls during the SEA Games men’s…

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Thai female soccer squad trounces Cambodia to reach SEA Games semi-final

Thailand’s female soccer team easily beat host Cambodia 3:0 to reach the semi-finals at the SEA Games on Tuesday night. Parichat Thongrong scored the first goal for the Thai team,…

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Thai chess team eyes 4 golds in SEA Games despite questionable arbiter decisions

Thailand’s national chess team at the SEA Games in Cambodia is not discouraged by the questionable arbiter decisions of the Cambodian host and expects to win four out of seven…

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Thailand’s U-22 soccer team leaves for SEA Games in Cambodia

Thailand’s U-22 national soccer team left Suvarnabhumi international airport this morning (Thursday), for the SEA Games in Cambodia to prepare for the opening match with Singapore on Sunday. Led by…

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Thailand joins champions Vietnam in Group B of SEA Games soccer tournament

Thailand is in Group B of the SEA Games soccer tournament, with last year’s champion Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Laos following group drawing yesterday (Wednesday). Group A comprises host Cambodia,…

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Kickboxing, gold fever, and TV rights: The stormy history of SEA Games

The SEA Games, Southeast Asia’s regional “Olympics” held every two years, has earned a reputation as a gold-medal mine for its host nations. Since its birth in 1959, when the…

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Vice chair of SEA Games hopes Cambodia will cut broadcast fees for Thailand

Vice Chairman of the SEA Games Federation council, Chaipak Siriwat, is optimistic that Cambodia will agree to reduce the 28-million baht broadcast rights fee being demanded from Thailand when representatives…

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Thailand will not pay ฿28m to Cambodia for SEA Games broadcast rights

Cambodia is asking US$800,000 (~28 million baht) for the live broadcast rights to the SEA Games, which it will be hosting in May, but none of the participating countries, including…

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Thai man claims he was Bokator boxer seen on Cambodian social media

A former Muay Thai boxer has claimed that he was one of the two fighters demonstrating the Bokator martial art (an ancient battlefield martial art used by ancient Khmer military)…

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SEA Games in Vietnam postponed over virus

The Southeast Asian Games, which were due to take place in Vietnam this year, have been postponed because of the pandemic and will most likely be held in 2022, a…

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This photograph taken late December 10, 2019 shows Vietnamese fans celebrating on the streets in Hanoi following Vietnam’s victory over Indonesia in the men’s football final match at the SEA Games. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)

Vietnam to postpone SEA Games until next year

Vietnam plans to postpone this year’s Southeast Asian Games, state media said Wednesday, as the country grapples with a new virus outbreak. The regional Olympics are due to be held…

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