AFC's choice of referee irks Kiatisak

Thai players during a training session on Monday.

While taking a swipe at the Asian Football Confederation's choice of match referee for Thailand's World Cup qualifier with Saudi Arabia on Thursday, national team coach Kiatisak Senamuang said his men are ready for all eventualities.

Thailand face Group B leaders Saudi Arabia at Rajamangala National Stadium as the final phase of Asian qualifiers for Russia 2018 restart after a four-month break.

Kiatisak, whose team are at the bottom of the group with only one point from five matches, yesterday said the AFC should not have selected match officials from the Middle East region for the game, which will be broadcast live on Channel 7 starting at 7pm.

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