Thai National Team Get A Hero’s Welcome In Bangkok

Published on 21st December 2014 by Stickboy BKK

Homecoming Heroes Thai Football Team Parade

Thousands Line The Streets To Give Thai National Team A Heroes Homecoming

Thailand’s national team returned home to a hero’s welcome after their dramatic win over Malaysia in the AFF Suzuki Final on Saturday night.

Tens of thousands lined the streets of Bangkok on Sunday afternoon as the team took to an open top bus and went on a parade around the city. All the way from Don Mueang to National Stadium the cup heroes were cheered on by a sea of red, white and blue supporters.

The celebrations were broadcast live by a number of TV channels and fans swamped Twitter and other social networks with pictures of the amazing scenes.

Thailand coach Kiatisuk “Zico” Senamuang, the architect of the team’s successful campaign, kept a low profile for most of the journey but lifted the AFF Suzuki Cup aloft to huge cheers as the bus entered the National Stadium complex which houses the headquarters of the Football Association of Thailand.

Kiatisuk, the best footballer of his generation who won more than 100 caps and scored over 60 goals for his country, became the first person to win the ASEAN Football Championship as a player and coach.

Thailand secured victory in the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup final with late strikes from Swiss-born Charyl Chappuis and Chanathip “Messi Jay” Songkrasin to win the tie 4-3 on aggregate ending their 12-year drought in the competition.

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