Kolkata, Feb. 28 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Chonburi F C from Thailand arrived here Monday to take on Federaion Cup Champions East Bengal in their first round robin league match from Group “H” of the AFC Cup football championship to be played at the Salt Lake Stadium on Mar 2.
Chonburi F C is one of the top soccer outfits in Thailand who won the senior division league title there during 2007.
They have played in this tournament earlier during 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010. They also reached the quarter final stage eof the meet when they first qualified to play in AFC Cup during 2004.
A spokesman of East Bengal club informed that the visitors have as many as seven national players in their squad beside three foreign recruits- one each from Brazil, Serbia and Japan.
Chonburi had a light workout on Monday at East Bengal ground and will have feel of the ground on Tuesday
The two other teams in this group are South China F C from Hong Kong and Persipura Jayapura from Indonesia .
(Reporting by Manik Banerjee)