When I came to Thailand in 2012, they selected only players from champion Chonburi Bluewave. In the corridors they told me that one could only play for the National Team if he also played for them. The competition was only played in Bangkok and Chonburi Bluewave was what it was all about.
After we changed the competition to home and away games, so all clubs had to have their own venue, I saw the national potential of Thailand. So I selected players nationwide.
After leaving Thailand, the Futsal has been taken over by the former manager of Chonburi Bluewave and when I see now the final selection for the WC I’m afraid that Thailand is back where it started. Almost every player and staff member has a connection with Chonburi Bluewave.
Despite this conclusion ofcourse I still hope that Thailand performs well on the WC but quickly after will select again players nationwide as this is only for the benefit of the Futsal development in Thailand.