There has been a change to Phnom Penh Crown's training camp across the border and instead of heading for Vietnam as originally thought, they will now relocate to Bangkok in Thailand on Christmas Day for five days, to train and play a couple of friendly matches. This will be a great opportunity for coach Bojan Hodak to cement his new squad and engender team spirit ahead of the forthcoming Hun Sen Cup matches that begin on 7 January in Kompong Thom. Their likely opponents will be two Thai Premier league teams, thought to be Bangkok Glass and maybe BEC Tero Sasana, though that is still awaiting confirmation. Last June, Crown took part and won a four-team tournament in Mukdahan province in Thailand, that included the home team, Thai side Loei City and Champasak from Laos. Meanwhile, 21 members of the North Korean Olympic football squad (they call themselves DPR Korea) are in Cambodia and based at the National Football Center just outside Phnom Penh at Cheng Meng until the middle of January. They have a strict training regime whilst they are here but may squeeze in a couple of games against local club sides.
The two friendly games during Phnom Penh Crown's Bangkok trip have now been confirmed. Crown will meet Thai Regional League Division 2 team Nonthaburi FC on 26 December at 4pm. They will then face Thai Premier League side