The Thailand Premier League will take a long mid-season holiday due to the South East Asian nation hosting and participating in the Asian Football Confederation's prestigious Asian Cup in July and also the World University Games in August. Many players from the league's 16 clubs will be required to play for Thailand during this period, including warm-up games against . China (16 May), the Netherlands (6 June) and Qatar (30 June). The team will also train in Germany from 8-25. June. The Chairman of the Thailand Premier League organising committee, Chaipak Siriwat, told Tor Chittinand of the Bangkok Post that the league will take a two month break until the middle of August.