Saturday , January 16 2021

Football: Thailand fire coach after Asian Cup loss to India

ABU DHABI: Thailand has sacked head coach Milovan Rajevac following their 4-1 defeat by India in their opening game of Asian Cup, the country's football association (FAT) said on Monday (Jan 7).

Serbian Rajevac, who was appointed in April 2017, was already under pressure in the tournament after Thailand failed to defend their ASEAN Football Federation Championship title in December.

"Ibyby announced the suspension of Milovan Rajevac's contract as coach of Thailand's national team," FAT President Somyot Poompanmoung said in a statement.

Rajevac's assistant, Sirisak Yodyardhai, has been put in the charge of Thailand, who is the bottom of Group A and play Bahrain on Thursday.

India top the group with three points ahead of Bahrain and hosts United Arab Emirates tied on a point apiece.

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