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Fixtures announced for Phuket Kata Group Cup

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET CITY: Organizers of the Phuket Kata Group Cup have announced the opening fixtures for the four-team tournament, which kicks off on October 27 at Surakul Stadium.

In the semifinal matches, the Thailand XI, coached by new boss and former England star Bryan Robson, will face 2009 Myanmar National League Cup winners Yadanabon FC, while Thai Premier League champions Muang Thong United will take on Hoang Anh Gia Lai from Vietnam.

The fixtures will take place at 5pm and 7pm respectively.

The two winning sides will face each other in the final, scheduled to take place after the third/fourth place match on October 29.

Between the semifinals and the final, the Thailand squad will be divided in two to play an exhibition match for spectators at Surakul Stadium on October 28.

The tournament will be broadcast live across Thailand, Vietnam and Burma.

The 46-member Thailand XI squad will arrive in Phuket on October 26.

Robson will use the tournament to cast his eye over the players at his disposal as he attempts to secure Thailand’s place at the 2011 Asian Cup.

Robson’s Thailand XI squad includes established national stars Suchao Nutnoom, Atit Suntornrat, Surat Sukha, Suree Sukha and Kosin Hathairat.

The match will give local football fans the chance to watch their heroes live for the first time since the heartbreaking 2008 King’s Cup defeat to Denmark.

With back-to-back Asian Cup qualifying matches against Singapore on the horizon, Robson will look to get his tenure off to a flying start as the team looks to build on a good sequence of results, following hard-earned draws in Iran and at home to Liverpool FC earlier this year.

Tickets for the three-day tournament are priced as follows: covered section day tickets: 300 baht, uncovered: 100 baht. Covered three-day tickets: 500 baht, uncovered: 150 baht.

Proceeds, after costs, will go to a fund to aid poor families facing catastrophic medical bills.

The tournament was inspired by the struggle of Burmese baby Nichapa, who was born on August 9 with the rare ‘mermaid syndrome’ and who passed away one month later.

— Dan Ogunshakin


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