Hong Kong national team bosses have demanded more matches to help the side improve. Their World Cup dream was shattered yesterday by Thailand, who posted a 2-0 victory in their World Cup qualifying clash at the National Stadium. Thai defender Krissada Piandit and star forward Natipong Sritong-In did the damage, scoring in the 21st and 78th minutes respectively in the Asian Group Six fixture. Territory official Kwun Wing-yee later urged the Hong Kong Football Association to keep the squad together for more matches and regular training if they want better results. 'We lost to Thailand because some of our players lack international experience. They couldn't adjust and show their best,' said Kwun, also manager of First Division side Sing Tao. 'From now on we should play more international matches. How can a team improve with only seven or eight matches a year? 'The popularity of soccer will be further boosted if the national team gets good results,' he said. 'We have to look beyond Hong Kong, not just concentrate on local competitions. 'The team have improved since we started training four months ago. 'With more professional management we are now more organised and look more like a national team. We should keep this team structure and continue training for future tournaments,' added Kwun. Hong Kong failed to reproduce the performance from their previous qualifier, against South Korea last month when they were unlucky to lose 2-0. Thai forward Kiattisak Senamuang could have opened the scoring in the 10th minute when his shot after a solo run into the box was blocked by South China goalkeeper Kevin Lok Ka-win. Hong Kong created a fine chance three minutes later, but striker Au Wai-lun's shot, from a cross by right-back Cheung Chi-tak, was saved by Chaiyong Khumpiam. A mistake by the Hong Kong defence helped the home side take the lead. Krissada intercepted a ball from South China defensive midfielder Song Lianyong , running in to score from 10 yards. Instant-Dict forward Tim Bredbury could have levelled four minutes before the interval, but his free-kick from the right sailed wide. The Thais' accurate, short passes tired the chasing Hong Kong players, and in the second half they began to fade in the heat. Forward Natipong's shot from an acute angle in the 62nd minute missed the target, but the 25-year-old eventually found the net with a header from close range after a Sanor Longsawang cross. Sing Tao's young striker Wai Kwan-lung wasted a chance to narrow the gap a minute after he came on for Au, when his powerful shot went narrowly wide. Coach Kwok admitted Thailand deserved to win the match, and added: 'The Thais had better team work, their players were more skilful and they took their chances. 'It could have been a much closer game if we hadn't conceded the first goal. If the Thais hadn't scored then, we could have continued to play defensively, which we are good at. The Thais could have become frustrated and we might have had chances to attack more. 'The heat also affected our game. I was disappointed that some of our players were still unable to adjust to the weather.' Goalkeeper Lok added: 'Training in hot weather is very different to playing; we made mistakes. 'And the Thais' attacks were more frequent than the Koreans'. This made things even worse.' TEAMS Hong Kong: 17-Kevin Lok Ka-win; 14-Cheung Chi-tak (3-Lee Wai-man 79), 6-Ku Kam-fai, 5-Chan Chi-keung, 23-Chan Wai-chiu; 11-Lee Kin-wo, 18-Song Lianyong, 27-Ricky Cheng Siu-chung, 21-Chan Tsz-kong (15-Lo Kai-wah 65); 7-Au Wai-lun (25-Wai Kwan-lung 79), 9-Tim Bredbury. Thailand: 22-Chaiyong Khumpiam; 2-Krissada Piandit, 24-Pairote Pongjan, 7-Natee Tongsukkaew, 16-Surachai Jirasirichote; 19-Pongtorn Thiubthong (26-Piyapong Pue-on 62), 6-Sanor Longsawang, 12-Surachai Jaturapattarapong (10-Thuradsak Juimon 45), 21-Supakit Suwannachot (17-Dusit Chalermsan 71); 9-Natipong Sritong-In, 13-Kiattisak Senamuang.