Bangkok – April 24, 2018 – The Thai World Footvolley Championship sets the tone in the region with some of the best in the sport. This year’s edition features Asian Champions, Thanee Ruangsri/Winai Thonglai (Thailand), joined by title contenders David Soares/Marcelo Freitas (Brazil) and European powerhouse Martjin Ten Duis/Ben Sparenberg (Holland) for what promises to be an exciting week for the local fans.
In addition to the top seeds, ten other nations were drawn into four groups to compete for eight spots in the playoff rounds. Group Fixtures as follows:
Group A: Thailand, Malaysia, United Emirates, Indonesia
Group B: Iran, South Korea, India, Nepal
Group C: Holland, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand
Group D: Brazil, Russia, Pakistan
Playoff Rounds begin on Thursday, but a few highlight rivalries can be expected starting at group stage involving nations who have been fully invested in the sport for the past few years.
Malaysia, United Emirates, Iran, India and Singapore are no strangers to Footvolley in Asia and have long waited for a chance to shine in the world stage.
“This competition is a reference for emerging programs in the region. Here we have the opportunity to measure our progress and exchange fundamental information with other players and officials.” said Adaham Abdullah, Footvolley Singapore.
The Thai World Footvolley Championship highlights the global expansion of the sport and the endless growth potential across multiple continents.