Football Association of Thailand Regards the Olympic Committee of Thailand to give the opportunity to explain the plans to the SEA Games Thai National Team Athletes Preparation Committee And the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) on preparing the team for next year’s football competition. Related to asking for budgets to prepare teams such as the SEA Games, the Asian Games, and the AFC U23 Asian Cup 2024, which is a qualifying round competition in the Olympic Games.
At the meeting yesterday, Gen. Prawit Wongsuwan, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Olympic Committee of Thailand, charged that in the 32nd SEA Games in Cambodia Men’s and women’s soccer teams Only have to win gold medals. If the goal is not achieved, there must be a responsible person.
“It’s a matter of concern. and expecting to see success for Thai people to enjoy cheering for sports, which the Association has listened to and understood the views from both the Deputy Governor and executives of the Thai Olympic Games as well” Patit Suphaphong, secretary-general of the Football Association of Thailand, said
“At the same time, it is good that the association Get a chance to explain the plans you have prepared. which received a good response I consider it a very good atmosphere. exchanged”
“The association informed the meeting that it would use athletes in the age group. That can compete in all events in 2023, from the ASEAN U23 Championship, the SEA Games, the Asian Games and the AFC U23, which will be used as the next qualifying event for the Paris 2024 Olympics, although the age may not be full in the period enter the SEA Games in Cambodia But it will lead to continuity of play and team system rather than using full age models and having to change athletes at the end of the event and they will be in the full age range for the AFC U23 Olympic qualifiers.”
“In particular, the policy does not use over-age quota players. Although it can be used in the SEA Games, these quotas cannot be used in the AFC U23 qualifiers for the Olympics at the end of the year and if they pass through the AFC U23 final for the qualifiers for the Olympics. Here, it must be clarified that players should be able to play continuously in every important position.”
“That athletes can play together in many ways. That tournament will learn, edit and develop together. And at the end of next year’s competition, we will have a set of athletes who will prepare to support the turn of the big team in every position. Cycles like this will help build continuity with the national team over the age of 23 and advance into the senior team. This is the universal way of doing things. so that there are footballers who play together all the time Growing up to support each other for the next generation in every position.”
“If there is talk of adjusting the league program to allow more time to practice for the SEA Games, I would like to inform you that this is an opinion made by the participants in the meeting. But when the association Has explained that should not affect the competition of professional clubs Especially if there are any changes The club will be liable for additional expenses from the original 9 months to 10 or 11 months, with nothing to guarantee that the footballers will be obtained from the club. From what we know that the rules and programs of the SEA Games Only 20 athletes were used throughout the tournament, and did not take any rest days like professional sports. chance of injury It is a matter that must be exchanged for acknowledgment in the meeting.”
“At the moment the data is collected. and ready to practice at the end of the year which would be better if it was discussed Inform the club to ask for cooperation in supporting each athlete in need. To practice during the league break. and participate in international warm-up tournaments if invited before the next SEA Games The meeting agreed and was happy to support.”
“As for the budget, the SAT asked to adjust the document to fit the relevant categories and various expense rates. according to the regulations SAT can allow disbursement In the beginning, the association wanted to present the actual expenses that could be referenced from the previous year. Including accommodation, food, equipment, training ground, travel allowance, and the cost of participating in the warm-up tournament (if any) in order for SAT to see that the expenses are still quite large that have not yet been covered. in the current regulations, It has been recommended as well. which has been modified and sent back to Election Commission has considered”
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