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Thailand national team lost on penalties to Iraq and missed out on winning the King’s Cup.

The Thai national team lost on penalties to Iraq, missing out on winning the 49th King's Cup after drawing 2-2 at the time.

The 49th King's Cup final, between the Thai national team, ranked 113th in the world, the blue team, meets Iraq, ranked 70th in the world, at the Chiang Mai 700th Anniversary Stadium, where this game has been postponed for half an hour. After heavy rain fell Causing water to become stagnant within the field There were 16,543 football fans watching this game.

The game started in just the 6th minute, Iraq came in and took a 1-0 lead from Amen Ghadban. Then the Thai team tried to attack and score an equalizing goal. Until the 38th minute, the Thai team scored a goal and tied the game 1-1 with a long ball from the left side of Theerathon Bunmathan, allowing Nicholas Mickelson to head in.

In the second half, in the 65th minute, Iraq scored a goal and took the lead again 2-1 from Amjed Kadhim.

In the 77th minute, the Thai team received a penalty due to handball. And it was Teerasil Dangda who was responsible for the kill, but Teerasil shot and was saved by the Iraqi goalkeeper who blocked the ball and missed the tie, unfortunately.

However, in the 82nd minute, the Thai team scored a goal and tied the game 2-2, succeeding when Supachoke Sarachat opened the ball for Bodin Phala to head the ball in. The game ended in a 2-2 tie, requiring a penalty shootout. It turned out that it was Iraq who shot more accurately. Defeated the Thai team 5-4 including the score. Iraq defeated the Thai team 7-6 and successfully won the championship. As for the Thai national team, the runner-up was the champion, while 3rd place was the Lebanese team that defeated India 1-0

Source: Thai News Agency

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