Thais prove they are closing gap on Asia's elite under Rajevac
- 10 Sep 2017 at 04:00
- WRITER: JASON DASEY
Thai players look dejected after their loss to Iraq in a World Cup qualifier on Aug 31, 2017. (M2F photo)
Striking a major blow for Southeast Asian football, Thailand came within four minutes of a famous result to conclude their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign in memorable style.
The reigning Suzuki Cup (Southeast Asian) champions can hold their heads high after a spirited 2-1 loss against Australia in Melbourne on Tuesday night.
Pokklaw A-Nan's equaliser eight minutes from time stunned the near capacity crowd at AAMI Park before Mathew Leckie restored Australia's lead in the 86th minute.