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Rajamangala Stadium

Rajamangala National Stadium is a football stadium in Thailand and a part of the Hua Mak Sports Complex in Bangkok, Thailand. It is the official home ground of the Thailand national football team and has a capacity of 49,722.


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History

 

The stadium was opened in the year 1998 and was built as a venue for the 1998 Asian Games. Initially, it could accomodate more than 70,000 spectators, but later on due to the all seating facility, it was reduced to 50,000.

 

Major matches

 

It was one of the venues of the 1999 ASEAN University Games and 2007 Summer Universiade.

Also, it hosted some games in the 2007 AFC Asian Cup which included a quarter final and some group matches.

 

One of the most memorable match is the second leg of the final of 2002-03 AFC Champions League where the Emiratis won the League. BEC Tero Sasana had blasted their way into the final but could not hammer the final nail in the coffin and lost the final.

 

Controversies

 

A controversial incident took place in the year 2013 where some fans brought out anti-Manchester United banners in the Rajamangala Stadium. The banner was seen during a match where Manchester United was playing. The banner called their manager Alex Ferguson a cheat.

 

Recent matches

 

Thailand’s last five home games were played against Saudi Arabia (L), Indonesia (W), Myanmar (W), Singapore (W) and again Indonesia (W).

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