Thailand will play friendlies against China and Qatar as part of its preparations for this year's Asian Cup. The matches with Group C qualifiers China and Group B side Qatar have been tentatively scheduled for 16 May and 30 June respectively, an official at the Football Association of Thailand told Reuters. Both games will be played at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium. Thailand is co-hosting the July 7-29 Asian Cup with Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia. Thailand face Oman, Iraq and 2006 World Cup qualifiers Australia in Group A. The Netherlands have already confirmed they will play a friendly with Thailand in Bangkok on 6 June.