| BANGKOK (25 Sept 2010) – The Thai national team have been penned down to play against English side Leicester City at the Supachalasai Stadium on 9 October. Kick-off is at 6pm local time.
The match is being used by the Thai team under Bryan Robson to prepare for the Asian Games in November and also the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 in December.
Leicester was recently bought by Thai enterpreneur Vichai Raksriaksorn, who is the chairman and CEO of King Power Group.
Leicester had signed Japan international Yuki Abe to their roster and are likely to acquire a Chinese player and a South Korean star in January’s transfer window.
However, he admitted that it would be difficult for the Foxes to sign Thai players because of England’s strict work permit rules.
Instead, Leicester will accept Thai players to train at their academy and a Leicester academy will be built near Suvarnabhumi airport, Vichai said.
Club director Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn said players like Matt Oakley, Jack Hobbs, Leon Crncic and Yuki Abe will be on the trip.
The team will fly from England to Phuket and stay there for two days before coming to Bangkok.
Tickets have been prcied at BHT200, BHT500 and BHT1,000 while for students it has been priced at BHT100 and they will be on sale at Thai Ticket Major outlets from 1 Oct and at the stadium on match day.