Free balls in Thailand




Free balls in Thailand

I find it very strange that the PM of Thailand has decided that a lack of footballs is holding the country back from qualifying for a World Cup finals tournament. Apparently he believes that giving free footballs to kids will help because they can not afford to buy them for themselves.

It just seems like a typical politician's gimmick to me, after all a lack of money and balls has never held Brazilian youngsters back. At least it does not stop them from becoming good players, and the clubs take over from there.

It is that bit which is lacking in Thailand, there is no proper professional league system. Instead of wasting money on cheap balls to give away, their government should invest in a proper league structure and the provision of decent facilities for the teams to play and train at.

Article written by Tris Burke



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