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Two Thailand players have been banned for six months for their part in mass brawls during the men’s football final at the Southeast Asian Games.Indonesia beat Thailand 5-2 after extra time in Cambodia last week.
Fighting broke out between the teams’ benches after Thailand scored a stoppage-time equaliser and again when Indonesia went 3-2 up in extra time.The Thailand goalkeeping coach and two team officials have been banned for a year.
The Football Association of Thailand said goalkeeper Soponwit Rakyart and substitute Teerapak Pruengna were given shorter bans because they are “young” and were “under match pressure and have apologised”.
Rakyart was one of four players sent off after he ran half the length of the pitch to deliver a diving punch to an opponent.
A Thai FA statement read: “The fact-finding team agreed unanimously that as adults, the goalkeeping coach and team officials should be mature enough to control the situation and set a good example for the players, who are aged under 22. They should not lead or take part in the incident.”
After the match in Phnom Penh the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said it would conduct an investigation.Indonesia were leading 2-1 thanks to first-half goals from Ramadhan Sananta when their players and coaching staff celebrated after mistaking the referee’s whistle for a Thailand free-kick as the end of the game.
Anan Yodsangwal equalised following the free-kick and Thailand players celebrated by running over to the Indonesia bench, sparking the first brawl.
After Irfan Jauhar scored for Indonesia within seconds of the start of extra time, punches and kicks were landed in a second melee and security officers had to intervene.Both teams had a player sent off and members of the coaching staff were also dismissed following the second incident.
Fajar Rahman and Beckman Putra goals confirmed Indonesia’s first Southeast Asian Games gold medal since 1991 as Thailand had two more players dismissed for second yellow cards.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has lavished praise on Brighton manager Roberto de Zerbi.Guardiola has now won 11 league titles in three different nations following Manchester City’s fifth Premier League triumph in six seasons.
But some say the manager of the year accolade belongs to De Zerbi, who has excelled since Graham Potter’s exit.Roberto is one of the most influential managers in the last 20 years,” said Guardiola.
Under 43-year-old Italian De Zerbi, Brighton have qualified for Europe for the first time in their history, and Guardiola added: “There is no team playing the way they play – it’s unique.
I had the feeling when he arrived the impact he would have in the Premier League would be great – I didn’t expect him to do it in this short space of time.He creates 20 or 25 chances per game, better by far than most opponents. He monopolises the ball in a way it hasn’t been for a long time.
They deserve completely the success they have.”Brighton news and fan views in one placeAll the latest from Man CityDe Zerbi joined Brighton from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk following spells in charge of Italian clubs Palermo, Benevento and Sassuolo.
Guardiola says he can learn from De Zerbi and likened the Italian’s impact to a famous chef in Catalonia, Ferran Adria.
He changed the cuisine,” said Guardiola. “What Brighton are doing is also unique.”Both Brighton, and City’s final-day opponents Brentford, use a data-driven recruitment model.
Guardiola says the process ‘works’, although he feels other aspects, such as what players ‘give you as a person, a mentality, a way of playing’ are also important, as is a personal relationship with a specific manager.
Brighton also play a dangerous game in drawing opponents onto them before releasing a pass, something else Guardiola admires in De Zerbi.
The City boss added: “Brighton is the master of when to pass to the free man. They move at the right time. They don’t pass the ball until the opponent moves.
If you don’t play at a high level he can do whatever he wants against you. They are one of the teams I try to learn a lot from