Thailand will use Rajamangala National Stadium as the venue for their home games in the 2026 World Cup qualifying round, the Football Association of Thailand (FAT) said on Tuesday.
The War Elephants are in Group C of Asia's second qualifying round for the 2026 finals with South Korea, China and the winners of a play-off between Singapore and Guam.
The nine group winners and group runners-up advance to the third round and automatically qualify for the Asian Cup.
It has been confirmed that the Thai national team will use Rajamangala National Stadium in Bangkok as the home venue.
It will be the first time in five years for the War Elephants to play at the stadium after they last played there in the Asean championship in 2018.
The Thais will begin their 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign against China at Rajamangala on Nov 16.
The decision of the War Elephants to play at the venue was probably prompted by criticism from certain players that the FAT and the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) did not arrange for the national side to play at the national stadium.
However, an exhibition match between English clubs Tottenham and Leicester City recently was cancelled due to a waterlogged pitch after a downpour.
It is a good chance for Thailand to claim their first ever World Cup berth as the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) gets eight direct slots in the final tournament, as well as one inter-confederation play-off spot.
The 2026 World Cup will be held in the US, Canada and Mexico and will be the first World Cup finals to have 48 teams, expanded from 32.