PHUKET: Two semifinal matches in the 5th Seniors World Cup soccer tournament will take place at Surakul Stadium today.
The first match, which kicks off at 4:30pm, will see undefeated Group A winners Iran take on New Zealand. Then, from 6:30pm, Group B winners Australia, also undefeated, take on hometown favorites Thailand in what promises to be a hotly contested match.
The winners will play in the final tomorrow night at Surakul starting at 6pm, while the losers will meet in the third-place final that starts at 4pm.
In the plate semifinals for teams that failed to qualify for the Cup Final, England will kick off against the US at 4pm today at Karon Stadium. After that, Armenia take on Taiwan in a match starting at 6pm.
The winners will play in the fifth-place final at Karon Stadium starting at 6pm tomorrow, while the losers will play at 4pm.
Although there is covered seating at Surakul Stadium, the pitch could get sloppy in protracted rain.
The 24-hour forecast by the Meteorological Department for the period starting at noon today calls for cloudy conditions with scattered thundershowers covering 60% of the area, with isolated heavy rains and Southwesterly winds of up to 35 kilometers per hour.
— Gazette Editors
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