Suara.com – Two ASEAN teams, Malaysia and Thailand can breathe a sigh of relief ahead of the 2023 Asian Cup. Because their respective star players, Dion Cools and Theerathon Bunmathan, have not been sanctioned by the AFC.
Dion Cools and Theerathon Bunmathan are Buriram United players. Both of them were threatened with sanctions when their team got into a fight with Zheijang in the Asian Champions League.
Citing Thanh Nien’s report, Dion Cools was not initially involved in the riot and instead wanted to intervene. However, when he saw his teammates being beaten up, the Malaysian national team star reacted.
On the other hand, Theerathon Bunmathan is considered to be one of the players who triggered the incident. It was seen that he had a quarrel or argument with an opposing player.
The latest report from Makanbola AFC has announced the players who received sanctions as a result of the riot. Three names from Buriram United received heavy punishment, namely Ramil Sheydayev, Leon James, and Chitipat Tanklang.
Therefore, Dion Cools and Theerathon Bunmathan are certain to escape AFC punishment. Both can make the national team relieved.
Cools and Bunmathan can defend their respective national teams. Because Malaysia and Thailand need the services of these two players.
Meanwhile, Thailand will meet Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan and Oman. Meanwhile, Malaysia will face South Korea, Jordan and Bahrain.