Leicester players arrive in Thailand to attend the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester players arrive in Thailand to attend the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester player and coach Claude Puel arrives in Thailand to attend the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha

  • Players and managers from Leicester arrive in Thailand to attend the owner's funeral
  • Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash
  • The one-week burial of Srivaddhanaprabha started on Saturday
  • Leicester players will attend the services on Sunday and Monday
  • The Leicester squad is expected to return to the UK on Tuesday morning

Jeorge Bird for Mailonline

Leicester City's team and coach Claude Puel have arrived in Thailand to pay tribute to club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died in a helicopter crash.

Saturday was the first day of a one-week funeral for Srivaddhanaprabha, who died as one in five people when his helicopter crashed last weekend in a parking lot outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester.

The Leicester players attend the services on Sunday and Monday. They are expected to return to the UK on Tuesday morning.

Leicester player and coach Claude Puel (second from right) arrive in Thailan

Leicester player and coach Claude Puel (second from right) arrive in Thailan

Leicester player and coach Claude Puel (second from right) arrive in Thailan

Leicester shows his respect to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last weekend

Leicester shows his respect to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last weekend

Leicester shows his respect to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died last weekend

Leicester players like Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel arrive in Thailand

Leicester players like Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel arrive in Thailand

Leicester players like Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel arrive in Thailand

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot in front of King Power Stadium in Leicester

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot in front of King Power Stadium in Leicester

Srivaddhanaprabha was one of five people who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot in front of King Power Stadium in Leicester

The burial of Srivaddhanaprabha began on Saturday with Buddhist bathing rituals, followed by recitation ceremonies.

Leicester beat Cardiff 1-0 on Saturday, with Srivaddhanaprabha paying tribute in the first game since his death.

Leicester players attend services in Thailand on Sunday and Monday

Leicester players attend services in Thailand on Sunday and Monday

Leicester players attend services in Thailand on Sunday and Monday

Leicester players are expected to return to the UK on Tuesday morning

Leicester players are expected to return to the UK on Tuesday morning

Leicester players are expected to return to the UK on Tuesday morning

The burial of Srivaddhanaprabha began on Saturday with Buddhist bathing rituals

The burial of Srivaddhanaprabha began on Saturday with Buddhist bathing rituals

The burial of Srivaddhanaprabha began on Saturday with Buddhist bathing rituals

Leicester's players paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha after beating Cardiff

Leicester's players paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha after beating Cardiff

Leicester's players paid tribute to Srivaddhanaprabha after beating Cardiff

Demarai Gray, who scored Leicester's goal, revealed a shirt with the words "For Khun Vichai" after he found the net.

The entire Leicester team, including goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, celebrated the goal together.

Srivaddhanaprabha, who took over Leicester in 2010, received much praise for the way he led the club and oversaw Foxes' remarkable title win in the 2016 Premier League.

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