- Title: THAILAND: THAILAND BEAT HONG KONG 2-0 IN WORLD CUP QUALIFYING MATCH
- Date: 9th March 1997
- Summary: BANGKOK, THAILAND (MARCH 9, 1997) (RTV) THAILAND (RED) 2 v. HONG KONG (WHITE) 0 1. WIDESHOT OF GROUND 2. THAILAND SUPPORTERS WITH BIG BANNER IN NATIONAL COLOURS 3. FIRST HALF: KRITSADA PLANDIT SCORES FOR THAILAND 4. THAILAND PLAYERS CELEBRATE 5. THAILAND SUPPORTERS CHEER 6. SECOND HALF: THAI ATTEMPT TO SCORE THWARTED BY HONG KONG GOALKEEPER 7. THAILAND SUPPORTERS 8. NATIPONG SRITONG HEADS IN TO SCORE FOR FOR THAILAND OFF CROSS 9. THAILAND SUPPORTERS 10.THAILAND PLAYERS Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
- Embargoed: 24th March 1997 12:00
- Location: BANGKOK, THAILAND
- Country: Thailand
- Reuters ID: LVABY52XZPD6KBSMH422P5M27WA2
- Story Text: Hong Kong's World Cup hopes have suffered a blow after Thailand beat them 2-0 in their second qualifying match on Sunday (March 9).
Hong Kong had gone into the game with high hopes after the Thais lost their opening match to South Korea.
The game was played in intense heat and the Thais had the upper hand throughout the match, outpacing the Hong Kong team.
Thailand opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with a goal from Kritsada Plandit. Natipong Sritong sealed the game with a 78th minute goal.
Hong Kong lost their opening match to South Korea and will meet Thailand again in Hong Kong on March 30.
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