I've just heard that only 18 players will be making the trip to Laos, so that's eleven starters and seven substitutes. It sounds like the football federation have gone to Laos on the cheap. For the 1st leg in Phnom Penh, the size of the playing squad was 23 players, with 12 players sat on the bench, giving the coach a series of options. In light of the reduced travelling party, his choice of substitutions for the 2nd leg is considerably reduced. Those not making the trip are Phoung Narong, Say Piseth, Suon Veasna, Phuong Soksana and Soeung Chan Vanno. The question must be asked - why? In the meantime, here are some more pictures from the 4-2 first leg success.
The national team coaches including Lee Tae-Hoon (far left) and his assistant Ieng Saknida (4th from left)