Seven nations to play in Thailand's 2006 King's Cup

The four South East Asian co-hosts of the 2007 Asian Cup are among seven countries that will play in the 2006 edition of the invitational King's Cup tournament in Bangkok in December. Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia will be joined by Kazakhstan, Singapore and Myanmar for the 20-30 December event, Worawi Makudi, secretary-general of the Football Association of Thailand, told Reuters. Thailand will co-host the Asian Cup with Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia from 7-29 July. Thailand will field two teams in the December tournament which will act as a prelude to the ASEAN Football Championship Cup it is due to host with Singapore from 12 January to 13 February.