South Africa to take on Thailand

BANGKOK, May 6 (Reuters) - World Cup hosts South Africa will play Thailand on May 31 in a warm-up match for the June 11-July 11 tournament, the Southeast Asian country's football federation said on Thursday.

The Thai team would likely play Carlos Alberto Parreira's side either in Johannesburg or Pretoria, Thai football federation president Worawi Makudi told Reuters.

South Africa will also play friendlies against Bulgaria on May 24, and Colombia and Denmark, in the two weeks before the tournament starts. The dates and venues are yet to be finalised.

The hosts have been drawn in Group A with France, Uruguay and Mexico, whom they will play in the opening match at Soccer City, Johannesburg.