Goalie Soponwit, Thirapak banned


FAT also punishes 3 SEA Games officials

The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) yesterday handed out bans to two players, two officials and a coach over the brawls that marred the men’s final at the SEA Games.

Indonesia beat Thailand 5-2 after extra time in Phnom Penh last week but the match degenerated into violence as players and staff from both sides clashed on the touchline.

Three Thai and one Indonesian players were sent off.

The FAT had apologised and promised a swift investigation by a panel chaired by Lt Pol Gen Amnuay Nimmano, and yesterday announced a one-year ban from the national team for goalkeeping coach Prasobchoke Chokemoh and team officials Mayeed Mudhadum and Pattrawut Wongsripuek.

“The fact-finding team agreed unanimously that as adults, the goalkeeping coach and team officials should be mature enough to control…

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