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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 … …

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The timing couldn’t be worse, with 2026 World Cup qualifiers getting underway later in the year. With extra slots for Asia (up to 9), Thailand might have had a shot at making it. Doesn’t look good now though.

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This instruction was reportedly given in response to a physical altercationbetween football players and coaches from Thailand and Malaysia during the recent Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) held in Cambodia.

A moot point, but it was actually Indonesia (not Malaysia). Result is the same though. Getting into a melee like that is plain stupid. 

The Thais have made their own mess here.

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