The Chinese national football team came from behind to defeat Thailand 2-1 in the first leg of their Group C match at the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 Asian qualifier at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday (June 16).
Thailand scored the opening goal. Sarach Yun opened the scoring in the 23rd minute on a counter-attack to give the hosts the lead.토토사이트
However, China equalized in the 29th minute, just six minutes after conceding. Wei Shihao’s cross was met by Chinese soccer’s biggest star, Wu Lei, who headed home the rebound. The score was 1-1.
With the score tied at 1-1, China pulled a goal back in the 29th minute of the second half. This time, Wang Sangyuan found the back of the net with a header to give China a 2-1 victory.
China and Thailand are in the same Group C as South Korea. Earlier in the day, South Korea cruised to a 5-0 victory in their first Group C match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium. Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwillan), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Hwang Eui-jo (Norwich City), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) scored consecutive goals.
With the win, South Korea and China share the three points, but South Korea has a four-goal advantage over China on goal difference (South Korea +5, China +1) to finish first in Group C. South Korea will face China in their second Group C match on June 21 at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China. Thailand and Singapore, both with one loss, will meet in Singapore on the same day.
Meanwhile, Group B’s Japan cruised to a 5-0 victory over Myanmar at home in the first leg, as did South Korea. Kim Pang Gon’s Malaysia held on for a 4-3 win over Kyrgyzstan in their first match in Group D.
Elsewhere, Australia thrashed Bangladesh 7-0 in Group I, while Vietnam swept aside the Philippines 2-0 in Group F. In Group E, Iran defeated Hong Kong 4-0, and in Group F, Iraq cruised to a 5-1 victory over Indonesia.
In Group H, the United Arab Emirates defeated Nepal 4-0, Qatar in Group A defeated Afghanistan 8-1, and Saudi Arabia in Group G defeated Pakistan 4-0. In Group E, Uzbekistan defeated Turkmenistan 3-1. On the other hand, Kuwait in Group A suffered a stunning 0-1 loss to India at home.