Due to the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej last week, the country’s activities have slowed down and it is expected to impact the forthcoming game between both sides.
Thailand’s third round qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup against Australia on November 15th is set to be shifted to a new venue. The game was originally slated for the Bangkok Rajamangala Stadium but is set to be moved to Singapore due to the government’s urge that entertainment activities be set apart for 30 days as part of a mourning period for the late king.
The Football Association of Thailand (FAT) proposed that the Australia clash be moved to a new venue or switching it to an away affair due to the one-year mourning period for the late king. The FAT has approached the Singapore Sports Hub. England vs. Germany Masters football game is slated for November 12 at the National Stadium in Singapore, but the Sports Hub have confirmed that the stadium can be ready despite the short three-day turn around period required.