The Thailand U23 national team will face the Myanmar U23 national team in Matchday 1 of the AFF U23 on Thursday, August 17, 2023. Live streaming of Thailand U23 vs Myanmar U23, preview, lineup predictions, and how to watch the match live broadcast, can be watched in this article.
U23 Thailand will start the U23 Southeast Asia 2023 tournament in AFF Cup matches as hosts. Their first opponent will be U23 Myanmar, a weaker team in every way. This is a golden opportunity for the Thais to have an impressive start and create momentum for a title-winning journey.
U23 Thailand is hungry for success after losing the U23 Southeast Asia 2022 title to U23 Vietnam. They also have to endure the disappointment of not winning any titles at the SEA Games since 2019 until now. They want to emphasize the power of Thai youth football by playing outstandingly and winning the title in this year’s Southeast Asia U23 tournament.
With the advantage of playing at home, U23 Thailand has even more motivation to shine. They are in a group that only has Myanmar, Cambodia and Brunei, so their chances of victory are very high. The real challenge may be waiting for them in the next round, when Vietnam, Indonesia or Malaysia are ready to compete.
U23 Thailand have prepared for this year’s tournament by playing three matches won, drawn and lost. They have not been able to create confidence for the fans. Also because Thailand has very little time to gather. U23 Thailand can regard the match against Myanmar or the group match as an opportunity for them to continue to improve, so that they are ready for the challenging adventure of the semifinals.
Meanwhile, Myanmar’s U23s were no better either. They just lost with a score of 0-1 to U23 Kuwait. Since last year until now, U23 Myanmar has only won two wins in the last 10 matches. A very bad achievement.
Myanmar’s U23s continued to change personnel, changing coaches after every failed tournament. Therefore, they are very difficult to maintain stability, maintain continuity in the development plan. The setback of Myanmar football after the 2019 SEA Games (winning a bronze medal) has proven that.
Regarding the formation and strength of the players, in this year’s U23 Southeast Asia tournament, coach Sritaro said that the U23 Thailand had changed the strength of up to 90% to build the next generation of players for the upcoming tournament. Compared to the squad in Cambodia, U23 Thailand only leaves a few players such as midfielder Songchai Thongcham, goalkeeper Thirawut Sruanson.
There are only three names participating in the SEA Games 32 that are kept. Partly because coach Sritaro wanted to renew strength, partly because the owner club also did not agree to loan out U23 generation stars when the Thai national league had started its new season. That was the reason why Leon James, Purachet Thodsanit, Teerasak Poeiphimai didn’t participate in the tournament this time.
Meanwhile, since being led by Michael Feichtenbeiner, U23 Myanmar has also experienced major changes in terms of strength. Both sides have witnessed important changes. But regardless, Thailand’s U23s still dominate thanks to the advantage of playing at home and superior squad quality.
Live Stream & How To Watch
Thailand U23 vs Myanmar U23 match at PTT Stadium Stadium, Rayong can be watched live streaming. AFF U23 2023 Matchday 1 match broadcast on Soccer TV starting 09:00 ET.
|Match||Thailand U23 vs. Myanmar U23|
|Competition||2023 AFF U23|
|Match day||Matchday 1|
|Venue||PTT Stadium Stadium, Rayong|
|Date||Thursday, August 17, 2023|
|Official TV||Soccer TV|
|Streaming Link||Soccer TV|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
|Thailand U23 (-)||Myanmar U23 (-)|
|Siriwat Ingkaew||hu Phoe Thu|
|Krisada Nontarat||Shin Thant Aung|
|Songchai Thongcham||Moe Swe Aung|
|Chiraphong Raksongkham||Lat Wai Bone|
|Kittichai Yaidee||Htoo Myat Khant|
|Kasidit Kalasin||Soe Min Oo|
|Taksanai Jaihan||Kyaw Zin Hein|
|Taksanai Jaihan||Aung Myo Khant|
|Phanthamit Praphanth||Than Toe Aung|
|Netithorn Kaewcharoen||Than Soe Aung|
|Pattara Soimalai||Aung Myo Khant|
5 H2H Latest Thailand U23 – Myanmar U23
- August 26, 2017 – Thailand U23 [1 – 0] Myanmar U23 (Southeast Asian Games)
- June 15, 2015 – Myanmar U23 [0 – 3] Thailand U23 (Southeast Asian Games)
- December 14, 2013 – Thailand U23 [1 – 1] Myanmar U23 (Southeast Asian Games)
Thailand U23 – Last 5 Match Results
- June 02, 2022 – Thailand U23 [2 – 2] Vietnam U23 (AFC U23 Qualification)
- June 05, 2022 – Malaysia U23 [0 – 3] Thailand U23 (AFC U23 Qualification)
- June 08, 2022 – Korea Republic U23 [1 – 0] Thailand U23 (AFC U23 Qualification)
- December 14, 2022 – Thailand U23 [5 – 0] Laos (Hybrid Friendlies)
- March 26, 2023 – Qatar U23 [0 – 1] Thailand U23 (Friendlies)
Myanmar U23 – Last 5 Match Results
- February 21, 2022 – Myanmar U23 [Cancelled] Laos U23 (AFF U23)
- May 08, 2022 – Timor-Leste U23 [2 – 3] Myanmar U23 (Southeast Asian Games)
- May 10, 2022 – Myanmar U23 [3 – 2] Philippines U23 (Southeast Asian Games)
- May 13, 2022 – Myanmar U23 [0 – 1] Vietnam U23 (Southeast Asian Games)
- May 15, 2022 – Indonesia U23 [3 – 1] Myanmar U23 (Southeast Asian Games)