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  • Thailand News

    Australian model’s Bangkok romance with footballer Chris Judd

    Australian model Rebecca Judd opened a door for her fans to take a peek into her glamorous past, reminiscing about the unforgettable moment she met her footballer husband, former AFL star Chris Judd, during her modelling days in Bangkok. The 41 year old WAG took to Instagram yesterday, sharing a video of herself applying tanning mousse and answering fans’ burning…

  • Thailand News

    Penguins parade scores big with Khao Kheow Zoo euro 2024 flag frenzy

    Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Sri Racha district, Chon Buri province, this weekend marked the current European Football Championship (Euro 2024) by adorning the zoo with national flags from various participating nations while officials wore shirts representing the teams, adding to the festive vibe. Visitors were treated to a delightful parade featuring over 40 Humboldt penguins. These charming birds paraded,…

  • Thailand News

    Nong Prue kicks off anti-drug day with goal-driven football festival

    Nong Prue Municipality is gearing up to host the Anti-Drug Day 2024 football competitions, an initiative to promote physical activity, community unity, and the fight against drug abuse. The event, spearheaded by Mayor Winai Inpitak, seeks to engage youth and adults in wholesome activities while underscoring the significance of avoiding illegal drugs. The football tournament is divided into two main…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police dismantle Chinese-led Euro football betting network

    Thai cyber police have dismantled a Chinese-led Euro football betting network, arresting six Thai people and seizing assets worth over 282 million baht. This operation follows the previous crackdown on a similar network in late June. Police General Worawat Watnakhonbancha ordered the arrests on July 1, leading to an operation which resulted in the arrest of 47 year old Narawut,…

  • Phuket News

    Thai Post launches Euro 2024 contest with 10 million baht in prizes

    Thai Post kicked off its Euro 2024 lucky prize contest with a vibrant road show through Phuket Town yesterday, marking the beginning of a nationwide campaign to promote the contest. Assistant Postmaster of Phuket Piyavit Siksamat highlighted Thai Post’s collaboration with Thairath to engage the public in the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship taking place in Germany. This campaign, themed Cheer…

  • Thailand News

    Surat Thani police crackdown on Euro 2024 illegal gambling

    Surat Thani police chief launched an intensive crackdown on illegal gambling related to the Euro 2024 football tournament to ensure public safety and prevent citizens from falling victim to gambling activities. The event took place outside the Surat Thani Provincial Police Headquarters in Khun Thale, Mueang District. The provincial police commander, Police Major General Soempun Sirikong, led the operation, emphasising…

  • Thailand News

    Slithery surprise: Python disrupts Chon Buri football match

    A football player had an unexpected encounter with a large python at a stadium in Chon Buri, prompting a rescue team to capture the snake and its numerous eggs, which posed a threat to children playing in the area. The report was received from Sittichai Samrit, head of the Naprao community in Si Racha district, Chon Buri. A sizeable python…

  • Thailand News

    Football star Mario Balotelli spotted at famous Muay Thai camp

    A popular Muay Thai camp on Kamala Beach in Phuket recently caused a stir online after posting photos of none other than Italian footballer Mario Balotelli engaging in rigorous training sessions at their facility. The Facebook page Kamala Muay Thai shared last Friday, June 14, snapshots of the 33 year old striker accompanied by a message in both Thai and…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police to tackle illegal football betting during Euro 2024

    The Royal Thai Police is taking significant measures to combat illegal football betting ahead of the UEFA EURO 2024. The National Police Chief’s Office will establish prevention and suppression centres nationwide, urging strict enforcement against all forms of gambling. A preparatory meeting chaired by the Assistant National Police Chief, Akharadej Phimonsri was held yesterday at the Royal Thai Police Headquarters.…

  • Thailand News

    Scottish ex-football player admits to child sexual assault in Thailand

    A former footballer confessed to serious sexual assault and the possession of an astonishing number of indecent images of children. The ex-midfielder, who once played for Scottish clubs St Johnstone and Dunfermline Athletic in the 1980s and 90s, will now face the full force of the law. The Scotsman, 61 year old Ian Heddle, originally from Dunfermline, was initially arrested…

  • Thailand News

    Thailand faces China, looking to make first World Cup appearance

    In a pivotal match for Thailand’s national football team, the stakes are high as they face China tonight in a bid to keep their 2026 World Cup hopes alive. Committee member of the Football Association of Thailand, Piyapong Pue-on expressed confidence in the team’s ability to secure a vital victory. Currently positioned third in Group C with four points from…

  • Thailand News

    Gambling warning: Thai PM scores with free euro 2024 coverage

    Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin plans to provide free live coverage of Euro 2024 but warns the Thai public against gambling. Personally cheering for the English squad, he aims that the live coverage would stimulate businesses in local restaurants and bars. PM Srettha today, June 6, held a press conference at the Government House, expressing his satisfaction with sponsorship support in…

  • Thailand News

    BBQ place offers free meals if Manchester United wins FA Cup

    A barbecue restaurant in Khon Kaen is offering free meals to customers on Sunday if Manchester United wins the FA Cup on Saturday night. The upcoming 143rd FA Cup Final will see Manchester United face Premier League champions, Manchester City. Anankit or Bank, the 38 year old manager of Man Nua Buffet Barbecue on Chaloem Phrakiat Road, Khon Kaen Municipality,…

  • Thailand News

    FIFA’s Infantino takes to the pitch with legends in Bangkok (video)

    In a prelude to the 74th FIFA Congress, held in Bangkok, FIFA President Gianni Infantino laced up his boots for a friendly football clash alongside iconic stars of yesteryears. The pitch saw a gathering of stars including Luis Figo, Cafu, El-Hadji Diouf, Emmanuel Adebayor, Andriy Shevchenko, and Clarence Seedorf, each representing their footballing confederations. Post-match, former Arsenal ace Emmanuel Adebayor,…

  • Thailand News

    Thai govt showcases Thai art and culture to FIFA members

    The Thai government, serving as the host of the 74th FIFA Congress, welcomed Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) member nations with a grand reception at the Government House. The event featured mesmerising cultural performances that elevated the arts of Thailand directly to the global football community. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin yesterday, May 15, presided over a gala dinner at…

  • Thailand News

    Update: Meet the first female president of the Football Association of Thailand

    Nualphan Lamsam clinched a resounding victory to become the new president of the Football Association of Thailand (FAT), leaving her competitors in the dust. The former men’s team manager secured an impressive 68 out of 73 votes, marking a significant shift in leadership at the association, as she takes over from Police General Somyot Poompunmuang following his eight-year tenure. The…

  • Thailand News

    Leicester City chairman scores big wedding day goal

    Thai billionaire and Leicester City Football Club chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha tied the knot with his long-time partner, Nuntisa Tanyongvetch. The Voyage of Love themed ceremony, held on January 28, transformed into a fairytale wonderland adorned with opulent fresh flowers, leaving no expense spared. Aiyawatt, flaunting a fortune of US$3.5 billion (approximately 123 billion baht) as per Forbes 2023 rankings, secured his…

  • Thailand News

    David Beckham scores big with fans at Predator event in CentralWorld (video)

    Football legend David Beckham held a meet & greet at CentralWorld shopping mall in Bangkok yesterday for the Adidas event, The Legend of Predator. The 48 year old soccer icon attended The Legend of Predator event held at the Central Court in CentralWorld yesterday January 30, organised by Adidas. At the event, more than 21 models of Adidas Predator football…

  • Thailand News

    Thai police arrest two Cambodians for shooting at football match

    A friendly football match in Khu Khot, Pathum Thani, transformed into a battlefield when gunfire erupted, sending more than 200 Cambodian players and spectators into a panicked frenzy. Police Lieutenant General Jirasant Kaewsaeng-eak, Commissioner of the Provincial Police Region 1, revealed the details of the incident during a press conference. The perpetrators were identified as two Cambodian nationals, 20 year…

  • Thailand News

    Thai football revolution: Japan’s ace coach secures secret deal

    The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) pulled off a clandestine coup, securing the services of Japanese maestro Masatada Ishii to lead the national team. The deal, cloaked in secrecy, sent shockwaves through the football world, leaving fans buzzing with anticipation. FAT sealed a hush-hush pact with Japanese tactician Masatada Ishii yesterday, December 12, to helm the national squad – the…

  • Thailand News

    Unrest brews over forced card stunts at Thai school football match

    A traditional, unity-building football competition has sparked a social media outcry, with the hashtag #EndForcedCardStunts trending. The controversy started during the 30th Jaturamitr Samakee (Unity) Football Match held at the National Stadium in Pathum Wan district between four all-boys schools, namely: Suankularb Wittayalai School, Bangkok Christian College, Assumption College, and Debsirin School, from November 11 to 18. The biennial competition, aimed…

  • Thailand News

    Suicide of Wild Boar footballer sparks nationwide query into mental health support

    The tragic suicide of Dom, a member of the “Wild Boar” football team, has left many with questions. As per a report by the BBC, Dom, full name Duangpetch Promthep, was one of the 13 individuals from the football team who were trapped in the Tham Luang cave and died eight months after his rescue. The cause of his death…

  • Thailand News

    Retired football coach drowns in municipal pond in central Thailand

    A retired football coach tragically lost his life in an accident during an exercise routine in Nakhon Pathom. The incident occurred when he suddenly felt dizzy and fell into a municipal water storage pond. Witnessed by locals, the incident occurred around 7am today. Officers from the Nakhon Pathom Police Station, along with officials from the Nakhon Pathom Municipality Disaster Prevention…

  • Sports News

    Buriram United mishap sparks football field safety concerns

    Some things just shouldn’t happen to you on a football pitch in the middle of a match. But in Thailand, footballer Theerathon Bunmathan of Buriram United shared how he fell into a pit whilst contending against Khon Kaen United, nearly breaking his left leg. The shocking incident happened yesterday at Khon Kaen’s administrative stadium and has since caused a stir…

  • Thailand News

    Game over for Thailand? Political interference penalty puts FIFA ban in play

    A Move Forward Party (MFP) MP raised concerns about a potential ban on Thailand by the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) due to political interference. This comes after Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan allegedly exerted pressure on the President of the Football Association of Thailand (FA Thailand) to resign. The official Facebook page of FA Thailand announced on July…

  • Crime News

    Pregnant woman injured by hot oil declines 4,000 baht aid, calls for more accountability

    A pregnant 37 year old woman was severely burned by hot oil while selling French fries at a local football match in Rayong province. The organisers offered 4,000 baht as compensation but the victim, Suchada Phusawangporn, refused, calling for the culprit to take greater responsibility. Local authorities are investigating the incident. Suchada, who is three months pregnant, was serving French fries…

  • Sports News

    Thailand’s FA bans two footballers for six months over SEA Games brawl

    UPDATE Thailand’s Football Association (FA) banned two Thai footballers from playing in national games for six months over the brawls that erupted during the men’s football final between Indonesia and Thailand at the SEA Games in Phnom Penh on May 16. The FA banned three staff members who stormed the pitch for an entire year, citing their lack of maturity.…

  • World News

    Huge brawl erupts at Thailand v Indonesia SEA Games football final (video)

    The SouthEast Asia (SEA) Games football final between Indonesia and Thailand turned into a Muay Thai match yesterday when Thailand netted an equalising goal in injury time, sparking a dramatic brawl. But Indonesia ran out victors scoring three more goals in extra-time to win their first SEA Games men’s football medal in 32 years with a 5-2 victory. After a…

  • World News

    Inter Milan triumph in Champions League last-four derby against AC Milan

    Inter Milan is well on their way to the Champions League final after a superb 2-0 victory against AC Milan in last night’s pulsating last-four derby at the San Siro. Ahead of Tuesday’s second leg, Inter has taken control of the most significant Milan derby in years, thanks to goals from Edin Dzeko and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the opening 11…

  • World News

    Lionel Messi’s potential move to Saudi Arabia: A look at football greats who played in unexpected leagues

    Lionel Messi, the 35 year old Argentine football superstar, is reportedly preparing to continue his illustrious career by making a surprising move to Saudi Arabia. As a result, Barcelona fans will be left heartbroken, as they had hoped for Messi to return to his former club. However, Messi is not the first prominent player to seek opportunities in less renowned…