Women's World Cup: The score 13-0 that sent shock waves around the world

Women’s World Cup: The score 13-0 that sent shock waves around the world

It was the biggest winning margin ever world Cup – for men or women. In the aftermath of the match, USWNT will be criticized for celebrating a lot or being too harsh in its beating of Thailand.
After the match in Reims, striker Alex Morgan, who contributed five goals – equaling the Women’s World Cup record – spoke to reporters and said: “Every goal is important.”

From a sporting perspective, she was right, but it was hard not to feel much for the Thai players because it was the second country appearance in the Women’s World Cup.

Thailand national team striker “It was a nightmare for us” Pitsamai Sornsai He told CNN Sport. “We are dissatisfied with the result, but it helped us understand higher quality football. I thought it gave us a lesson to improve our team.”

“I think a lot of players have ignited the situation, and they have told me that it pushed them even further, next time, even when they have to lose, the margin should be smaller,” said Thai TV presenter Pirapul “Champ” Uryakul.

And the youngest was. Thailand defeated 5-1 against Sweden in its next game, but this unique goal gave the team, and the country some hope.

“I think it has inspired many people that they can make the impossible possible.” Oirakul said. “I think when they scored this goal, it was a victory for the Thai people.”
Nalvanvan Lassam, who was the team’s general manager during the most recent World Cup demonstrations in Thailand, was seen on TV cameras crying after scoring the goal.

“They are tears of joy,” Lamsam told CNN. “I am very proud of my team to see everyone playing with their full potential under the pressure accumulated since the heavy loss of the first game with the United States.

“Winning and losing are not important, what we really care about most is the morale of Thai soccer players.”

The keys to future success

So what’s next for women’s football in Thailand?

Euariyakul and Sornsai both believe it is up to the domestic league. The Lamsam family company sponsors the nascent women’s league, and players in the national team are employed by her company.

The league is now semi-professional, but while equal pay dominates the headlines in women’s sport, Champ says it goes deeper than that in Thailand.

“The key to success is the professional league. If the players don’t have the professional league, after the World Cup, they have to go to be a salary, which they don’t want to do.”

“They want to play sports full time. And if our association says we need a professional league, I think we can go and we can compete more competitive.”

Sorensay agrees. She has appeared in many youth and school championships and has played with the national team since 2005, and has achieved 115 international matches along the way.

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“I hope it (Thai Muang Women League) will become a professional league in the future,” said Sorensai.

“They must create women’s football academies to produce many talented players. Second, they must set higher standards in education, competition and organization. Finally, they must invest more in facilities to improve and achieve success in the future.

“At this moment, women’s football has become more popular in Thailand,” she added. “We can use this momentum to create more players and improve the level.”

Lamsam believes that her eight-year efforts on her head were not on her way back.

“I want to be proud and inform everyone of the Thai women’s soccer team,” she said. “Although football is a popular sport all over the world, it only refers to men’s games in Thailand.”

Euariyakul agrees and believes that women’s games must be played before men’s games to help attract fans, and the league itself should be more straightforward.

Thai football fans show their support.

“The most important thing is that we have to be encouraged, and we must watch more women’s matches. We just broadcast the World Cup, it’s bubble-like. It comes once every four years and I don’t think that’s enough. You need a strong belief, as in England, you need to broadcast the game every week. “

As the host announcement for 2023 Women’s World Cup Sornsai, who will be thirty-four in the championship, comes close to know that Thais are not yet at the level they need, but they pray there.

“We hope we can play the World Cup again, and then, of course, bridge the big gap from the best teams.”

CNN’s Amanda Davis contributed to this report.

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