BANGKOK (AFP) – Thailand’s women’s football team are being treated to a cash hand-out – despite being hammered 5-0 in their first match at the Asian Games.
“It’s disappointing that we gave away goals so easily in the first half, (but) we fared better in the second half,” Thai FA president Worawi Makudi said, according to Tuesday’s Bangkok Post.
“The association had planned to give the team 200,000 baht (US$6,200) if they won the match.
“But, for the players’ efforts, we decided to hand them 100,000 baht as consolation.”
Thailand’s women have secured a berth at next year’s Women’s World Cup, the first in their history, but they were outclassed on Monday by hosts South Korea.