Thailand Vs Saudi Arabia Result is tie 0-0. Thailand held Saudi Arabia in Bangkok today to preserve their second place in Group D of Asian qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
Winfried Schafer, whose team had been buoyed by last month's comfortable 3-0 victory versus Oman, admitted that the Saudi Arabia enjoyed the better opportunities at Rajamangala Stadium.
"Both teams played attacking and defending match very well. Arab Saudi had several opportunities more than our team," stated Schafer. "We knew that the Arab Saudi will play with full attacking. We made it hard because we lost control of the game in the midfield easily."
Thailand dropped an early chance to go ahead when Teerasil Dangda's shot went wide in the 16th minute, setting the scene for a series of squandered opportunities by each side.
Saudi Arabia fought back with a fast attacking game and almost silenced the home crowd in the 33rd minute when Abdulaziz Al Dawsari's shot was cleared from the goalline by Niweat Siriwong. It was a similar story in the second half, with Yasser Al Qahtani putting one shot over the bar and seeing another saved.
Thailand broke down to capitalise on a free-kick in the 72nd minute as Datsakorn Thonglao booted the ball over the bar, while Saudi Arabia were deprived of a late goal because of a foul on the Thai goalkeeper.
Rijkaard insisted that all wasn't lost for Saudi Arabia, who have home games to come against Thailand and Oman before finishing with a trip to Australia. "Arab Saudi still have a opportunity because we'll play Thailand on our home soil, and Oman lost to Australia," stated the Rijkard.
Thailand Vs Saudi Arabia Result make Thailand are now two points ahead of Saudi Arabia in Group D, but trail leaders Australia by five points. They'll play Saudi Arabia again on 11 November.