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Thai midfielder Jakkit Wachpirom makes debut for FC Tokyo U-23

Thai midfielder Jakkit Wachpirom has made his debut for FC Tokyo U-23 in the 5-0 defeat to Azul Claro Numazu on Sunday.

The 20-year-old started from the bench in the 62nd minute, but could not help his team to avoid a disastrous away loss.

Jakkit Wachpirom has joined FC Tokyo U-23 from Thai League 1 runner-ups Bangkok United this July.

The Thai starlet played for the Thailand U19s in 2015 and 2016 and this year made the step up to the national U-23 team. He will play for Tokyo until 31 December 2017.

FC Tokyo and Bangkok United announced a partnership earlier this year, the latest in a number of similar agreements between Japanese and Thai clubs.