Sunday, July 26, 2009

PM Abhisit plays soccer friendly against Los Diplomaticos

PM's 11 vs. Los Diplomaticos Final score: 3-3 (draw)

Thai PM Abhisit Vejjajiva scored a hat-trick in a friendly football match with foreign envoys on Sunday. His team "PM 11" were down 0-2 in the 1st half, but the PM's goals in the 2nd half gave his team a temporary lead. The envoys scored the third to make it a draw.

The friendly soccer match was played between the Government of Thailand and the foreign diplomats team "Los Diplomaticos" from more than 30 countries at Crystal Park stadium. The Thai Government team led by PM Abhisit wore blue jerseys and white shorts, while Los Diplomaticos wore yellow jerseys and red shorts. The Los Diplomaticos team consisted of diplomats from Britain, Philippines, Laos, Malaysia, Australia and others.

Abhisit PM's 11 vs. Los Diplomaticos

Abhisit PM's 11 vs. Los Diplomaticos

Abhisit PM's 11 vs. Los Diplomaticos

Abhisit PM's 11 vs. Los Diplomaticos

Abhisit PM's 11 vs. Los Diplomaticos

Abhisit PM's 11 vs. Los Diplomaticos

Photo credit: Manager Online

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hillary Clinton in Thailand

Mrs. Bill Clinton, the U.S. Secretary of State is on a three-day visit to Thailand to take part in the ASEAN Regional Forum, an annual gathering of 27 Asian, U.S., and European ministers to discuss key security issues.

Hillary Clinton in Thailand

Hillary Clinton in Thailand

Hillary Clinton in Thailand

Photo credit: Reuters)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Liverpool F.C. arrives in Bangkok

English Premier League side Liverpool F.C. arrives in Bangkok today before taking on the Thai national team on July 22.

Liverpool in Bangkok

The players arrived at Don Muang Airport this evening and took a bus straight to Hotel Grand Hyatt Erawan.

Liverpool F.C. in Bangkok

Ticket prices for Liverpool Football Club's match in Bangkok on July 22 ranges from 600 Baht to 3,000 Baht. The match will take place at Rajamangala Stadium with 48,000 capacity. Most of the stadium will operate a 'free seating' policy, and tickets in Thailand will be available solely though Adidas shops in Bangkok, Phuket and Pattaya.

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn wins junior Wimbledon girls' title

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn of Thailand won the girls' title at Wimbledon on Saturday, using a steady serve to beat Kristina Mladenovic of France 3-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn wins singles at Wimbledon

The Chiang Mai-born, 17, became the first Thai to win a Grand Slam singles trophy. Previously she collected two doubles titles from the 2008 junior US Open and this year's French Open.

Noppawan, who ended the 2008 season as the top junior player, settled score over the French Open junior champion who easily beat her in two sets in a warm-up tournament on grass in Roehampton last week. She finally made amends at the All England Club losing the final to Laura Robson of Great Britain in the final a year ago.

Noppawan landed 69 percent of her first serves against Mladenovic on Court No. 1, far better than her opponent's 40 percent.

Noppawan Lertcheewakarn

Although Noppawan had only nine winners in the match, she was helped by Mladenovic's 39 unforced errors.

Noppawan, who won the girls' doubles title with Elena Bogdan of Romania at the French Open, is also still alive in the doubles competition at the All England Club. She is playing with Sally Peers of Australia.

Noppawan lost in the Wimbledon girls final last year, but then won the girls' doubles title at the U.S. Open with Sandra Roma. In December, she was named girls' ITF World Champion.