Thailand will play in three competitions this year with the full national team taking part in the King's Cup and the Asian Cup qualifying round, while the U23 side will try to regain the SEA Games title.
The annual King's Cup will be held in Chiang Mai from Jan 23-26, with Sweden, Finland and North Korea rounding out the field.
Thailand will be trying to reclaim the title they last won in 2007 but they will only have a short time to prepare for the tournament as national coach Winfried Schaefer and his staff will return to Thailand from Germany about one week before the event gets under way.
In the Asian Cup qualifying round, Thailand are in Group B, along with Iran, Kuwait and Lebanon.
Thailand will open their campaign at home against Kuwait on Feb 6 and travel to Lebanon on Mar 22. The matches will resume later in the year.
The qualifying round runs until 2014, with the top two teams of the five groups _ as well as the best third-placed team among all groups _ reaching the 2015 finals in Australia.
Thailand's U23 side will have a tough time regaining the SEA Games title in Myanmar later in the year. Previously, Thailand won the football gold medal eight times in a row but suffered two embarrassing first-round exits in the last two tournaments, in 2009 and 2011.
Former Thailand striker Kiatisak 'Zico' Senamuang is likely to be appointed coach of the Thai team.
In the AFC Champions League, SCG Muang Thong United, as Thai Premier League champions, are in Group F with Guangzhou Evergrande (China), Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (South Korea) and Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan).
Buriram United, as FA Cup winners, will play a one-off play-off match against Australia's Brisbane Roar with the winners joining FC Seoul (South Korea), Vegalta Sendai (Japan) and Jiangsu Sainty (China) in Group E.
An election for president of the Football Association of Thailand is expected to be held in March. Incumbent boss Worawi Makudi is likely to seek re-election but football fan Pinit Ngarmpring has announced his intention to challenge him.
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