Thailand trounces North Korea 3-0, reaches King’s Cup final

Milovan Rajevac’s Thai soccer squad thrashed North Korea 3-0 at the Ratchamangala stadium Friday night (July 14) to clinch the right to King’s Cup final against Belarus on Sunday evening.

The Serbian head coach fielded Adisak Kraisorn, Mongkol Tossakrai, Sanrawat Dechmitr and Theerathon Bunmathan on the offensive against the North Koreans.

About five minutes before the end of the first half, Mongkol caught the ball and sent it crashing through the North Korean goalkeeper into the net for 1-0.

The Chang Suek team scored the second goal in the second half and during the extra time, Thitipan Puangchan was fouled by North Korean goalkeeper in the penalty zone, hence, rendering the Thai team a penalty kick.

Teeratep Winothai who sat on the bench most of the time as a reservist before he was called into the pitch almost at the end of the match was given the opportunity to execute the penalty kick.  And he didn’t disappoint the Thai fans with the third goal.

On Sunday, Thailand will play the King’s Cup final against Belarus, which beat Burkina Faso 3-0 in a penalty shootout after a goalless draw.