US$445,000 bonus for Thai World Cup qualification

The Thailand national women's football team will receive bonuses of almost half-a-million dollars in total from the Thai FA for their historical achievement
Thailand made history on Wednesday night, when they became the first Southeast Asian nation to make the Fifa Women's World Cup.

The Thais overcame Vietnam 2-1 in the fifth-place playoff at the AFC Women's Asian Cup to seal their place as one of five Asian teams at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.

For their achivement, Football Association of Thailand (FAT) announced bonuses for the players totalling THB14.5million (USD445,000).

Nuanpan Lamsam, the Thailand women's national team General Manager was grateful for the recognition adding: "I'm really glad to see this team making history. Thank you to all the staff and coaches, and also Mr. Worawee Makudi, who gave me a chance to work with them."

FAT President Worawee congratulated the team but was already looking ahead and warned the ladies not to rest on their success.

"We still have to keep improving, as the opponent will never stop (improving)," he said. "We'll disscuss team preparation later."

South Korea, Japan, Australia, China are the other Asian representatives at the World Cup next year.