Thailand 1-3 Holland

Thailand 1-3 Holland

On Wednesday night A and our friends Austin and NG ventured out to Bangkok’s Rajamangala Stadium to see Thailand host The Netherlands in an international friendly. Holland won 3-1, though the scoreline flattered the Thai team. The Oranje were superior technically and physically and simply outclassed their opponents. Thailand did, however, score a consolation goal in the second half.

(Side note: Holland is home to the tallest people on the face of the planet; that made for some extreme differences in height when the Dutch players stood side-by-side with the diminutive Thais on the pitch.)

I was particularly interested in seeing Holland’s Dirk Kuyt, the player in the white uniform in the foreground above; he’s a striker at Liverpool and I was impressed with his pace and skill. Here’re some more pics:

Thailand 1-3 Holland, Rajamangala Stadium, Bangkok
Rajamangala Stadium.

Thai Fans Celebrate a Consolation Goal
Thailand scores.

Dutch Supporters Post-Game
A Clockwork Orange: Dutch supporters after the game.

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