Thailand beats Jordan 2-0 to reach semi-finals


INCHEON, 29 September 2014  The Thai national football team yesterday defeated Jordan 2-0 to book a place in the semi-final round of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. 

At the beginning of the game, Jordan came out really strong, attacking Thailand from left to right. However, Thailand defended well and was able to gain footing after five minutes into the game.

The Thai team’s passing game looked more comfortable than Jordan’d and it was able to put the ball in the back of the net when Chanathip Songkrasin fired an easy shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 37th minute.

The Thai team was able to extend the lead to 2-0 in the second half when Kroekrit Thawikan fired home in the 70th minute after the Jordanian defense had desperately kept two earlier attempts out of the net.

Thailand will play Korea Republic in semi-finals tomorrow, September 30th.