Date: Jun 17, 2015
By: Dave Carroll / Staff reporter
Taiwan were defeated by Thailand in their FIFA 2018 World Cup Asian qualifiers Group F opener in
Taipei yesterday, as the visitors made it two wins out of two at the start of their campaign.
At a more than three-quarters full Taipei Municipal Stadium, with a large contingent of away supporters, many who turned up at 5pm before the stadium had opened, both sides got off to a cagey start, with the first effort on goal coming from Taiwan’s Xavier Chen from long range in the 10th minute.
The visitors soon began to take control of the game and Anon Pokkhao hit the post following a defensive error by the hosts in the 14th minute.
Teerasil Dangda put the visitors in front in the 21st minute when a long ball completely split the Taiwan defense and the nimble striker fired past goalkeeper Lu Kun-chi and into the top-left corner. [FULL STORY]