The achievement of the women’s soccer team in reaching the World Cup for the first time is like sunshine on a cloudy day, a ray of hope in the country’s otherwise bleak political landscape.
The victory couldn’t have arrived at a more opportune time. The sports triumph is one among very few things that can unite the country, joining everyone together in a mutual sense of accomplishment and joy.
Words of praise have poured in for the female players, their coach Nuengrutai Srathongvian and manager Nuanphan Lamsam. Fifa president Sepp Blatter sent out a tweet congratulating the Thai team. He said they are “history makers” for reaching the Women’s World Cup (WWC) to be held in Canada in 2015.
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