Venue ready for 'Red War'

Venue ready for 'Red War'

A worker tests the pitch at Rajamangala National Stadium on Tuesday. Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb
A worker tests the pitch at Rajamangala National Stadium on Tuesday. Photo by Varuth Hirunyatheb

Rajamangala National Stadium is ready to host an exhibition match between English Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool next week, organisers said on Tuesday.

The event, called THE MATCH Bangkok Century Cup 2022, will take place at the Bangkok venue on July 12.

The match has been called the 'Red War' by the Thai media.

Rajamangala has been renovated to make the pitch, stands and dressing rooms look like those of a Premier League club, the organiser said.

Earlier, the organiser insisted that United star Cristiano Ronaldo will take part in the match although the Portugal forward reportedly wants to leave Old Trafford.

"Man U players including Ronaldo will arrive in Thailand on July 9," he said.

It will be the first meeting between new United manager Erik ten Hag and Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp.

After Bangkok, Liverpool will next play fellow Premier League club Crystal Palace in Singapore, while United will travel to Australia to take on Palace and Melbourne Victory.

Tickets for the Bangkok match are available at Thai Ticket Major outlets or

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  • exhibition: a public show where art or other interesting things are put so that people can go and look at them - นิทรรศการ งานแสดง
  • insist: to keep saying very firmly that something is true - ยืนกราน ยืนยัน
  • organiser: an event organiser; a person or company that organises big events such as beauty contests -
  • pitch: an area painted with lines for playing particular sports, especially football - สนามฟุตบอล
  • renovate: to make something old look new again by repairing and improving it, especially a building - การตบแต่งหรือซ่อมปรับปรุงสถานที่
  • take part in (verb): to join and be part of some activity; participate as a participant - เข้าร่วม มีส่วนร่วม
  • venue: the place where an activity or event happens - สถานที่ที่จัดงาน
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