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Former Shimizu S-Pulse and Iran manager Afshin Ghotbi, named new coach of Buriram United on Tuesday, believes Thai soccer is on the rise and gaining on Asia’s two premier leagues, the J. League and K-League.

“Both K-League and J. League have a longer history of being professional leagues,” Ghotbi said in an email to Kyodo News, after taking over from Alexandre Gama.

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