Sunday, July 1, 2012
U22s beaten again
Catching up with the latest football. However, nothing new to report as the Cambodia U-22 national team, taking part in the qualifying group matches for the AFC U-22 Asian Cup suffered another defeat yesterday afternoon. This time it was North Korea's U-22s that strolled to a 3-0 win with two first-half goals and another late on to settle the game. Korea and China are the two teams that qualify for next years' final stage, with one game of the qualifiers still to come. Cambodia have now lost three of their four qualifying games, with a single success over Hong Kong to show for their efforts. They meet hosts Laos, who beat Hong Kong 2-0 yesterday, in their final match on Tuesday evening. What had promised much after their thrashing of the Philippines in their final warm-up match before the competition began, has turned into the damp squib that we've all become accustomed to over the past two years under the previous coaching regime. This time around a Khmer coach, Prak Sokmony, has been at the helm but the results have an all too familiar ring to them.