The Thai football association had originally sought to have
the Nov. 15 match moved out of the country out of respect for
the monarch, who died last month at the age of 88.
But two weeks ago they confirmed it would go ahead in Bangkok as
scheduled with a request that fans wear black, white or grey and
not bring banners or drums to the Rajamangala Stadium.
Those restrictions have now been lifted, Football Federation
Australia (FFA) said on Thursday, citing a joint Football
Association of Thailand (FAT) and Asian Football Confederation
"All supporters attending the above-mentioned match shall dress
in polite manner as they see appropriate, use cheering
equipment, show symbols and bring banners inside the stadium,
sing cheering songs and appropriately conduct joyful activities
both inside and surrounding areas of the stadium," it read.
The FFA said it hoped Australian supporters would still "show
the appropriate respect leading up to the match and inside the
The Thai FA shut down its domestic football competition and
cancelled or postponed a number of other sport events as part of
a wider ban on entertainment during a 30-day mourning period for
The entertainment ban, which has included restrictions on
television programming, will be lifted on Nov. 14, the Thai
prime minister said on Tuesday..
Thailand are bottom of Group B of Asian qualifying for 2018,
with Australia second behind leaders Saudi Arabia.
The top two teams qualify automatically for Russia. (Reporting
by Ian Ransom in Melbourne; Editing by Nick Mulvenney)
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