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Rajamangala becomes sea of red

Organisers must feel relieved as drama ends

Fans hold Laos’ national flag ahead of yesterday’s match. (Photos: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

Fans flocked to Rajamangala National Stadium to watch Liverpool and Manchester United — the most popular football teams among Thais — play in a friendly on Tuesday night.

The venue became a sea of red as most spectators wore red shirts.

A match between the English Premier League rivals is dubbed the “Red War” by the Thai press and fans.

It was Erik ten Hag’s first game in charge of Manchester United, known simply as “Man U” in Thailand and this part of the world.

Organisers of THE MATCH Bangkok Century Cup 2022 must breathe a sigh of relief after the game.


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