Thailand holds Saudi Arabia to 0-0 draw
Thailand held Saudi Arabia to a 0-0 draw on Tuesday to maintain
second place in Group D in the third round of Asian qualifying for
the World Cup.
Saudi Arabia had beaten Thailand in 11 of their 12 previous
matches, but could find no way past a strong defense orchestrated
by German coach Winfried Schaefer.
Thailand goalkeeper Sinthaweechai Hathairattanakool made several
sharp saves, while the hosts’ best chance fell to captain Datsakorn
Thonglao, whose 73rd-minute freekick flew over the bar.
Thailand is two points ahead of Saudi Arabia after three games.
Australia leads the group by five points after three wins from
three games and is already on the verge of qualification for the