A number of the players will travel to Thailand to attend the funeral

Leicester City Football Club players will travel to Thailand for the funeral of the club's owner later today.

The players will travel after playing their first game since the death of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – who was one of five people killed in a helicopter crash last week.

The chopper came down in a car park outside the club’s King Power Stadium after last week’s match against West Ham.

A minute's silence will be held before today’s game with Cardiff City to remember all five people.

Many of the players were very close to Mr Srivaddhanaprabha and manager Claude Puel has said the result is not important - what matters is that they honour Mr Srivaddhanaprabha's memory.

“I have 27 players in the squad,” he said.

“All the players together are ready to give their best, 100%, just to remember the owner on the pitch.” 

Workers prepare the Buddhist funeral for Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at Debsirindrawas Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, 02-11-2018. Image: AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

Mr Srivaddhanaprabha died along with two of his staff members, Nusara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and his partner Izabela Roza Lechowicz. 

In keeping with Thai tradition, the funeral is expected to last a week.

Many Leicester players including striker Jamie Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan are due to fly to Thailand to support their chairman's family after they have finished the game in Cardiff.

With reporting from IRN ...