U.D. Almeria arrived in Bangkok yesterday to a welcome from Thai football fans and the media.
The team includes big names like Tomer Hemed, new star shooter who moved from RCD Mallorca, Wellington Silva, Brazilian star striker on loan from Arsenal F.C., and Teerasil Dangda, Thai talented striker who is on loan for one season.
At a meet-the-press event at the Novotel Muangthong Thani, Pongsak Phol-Anan, SCG Muangthong United’s chairman (left), traded team shirts with UD Almeria’s chairman, Alfonso Garcia, as an official opening act for the match of history!
“It was a pleasure to come to Thailand before when signing the contract with Teerasil Dangda. I never knew that Teerasil was the first Thai to play in La Liga. His coming can be counted as a phenomenon, our fan base has increased twice as much.” Alfonso Garcia, UD Almeria’s chairman. Fernando Sanz, the ambassador of Spain’s La Liga, (LFP), “We are proud of organizing this special match between SCG Muangthong United and UD Almeria, because our confederation (LFP) will choose a country to come for tour. We will choose a country that has a good level of soccer development. I would like to thank you for the great welcoming from the host. We felt the warmth like it was our second home. I hope you all enjoy the match coming up this Wednesday, July 30th, 2014.”