Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Heading out

The PPCFC U-12s before heading to South Korea today
Two teams flew out from Phnom Penh today to represent their country. The Cambodian U-21 squad headed for Brunei to join the invitational Hassanal Bolkiah U-21 Trophy and will play their first game against the hosts on 9 August. Four Phnom Penh Crown players are in the party; Kouch Sokumpheak and Sos Suhana of two of the five overaged players allowed, as well as Ngoy Srin and Thourng Da. Cambodia's games are: 9 Aug vs Brunei; 11 Aug vs Singapore; 15 Aug vs Malaysia; 16 Aug vs Indonesia; 18 Aug vs Vietnam.

Later on this evening an U-12 team, made up of Phnom Penh Crown community boys and one Academy youngster, Mit Samel, are off to South Korea for a youth festival. Twelve youngsters will be playing thirty minute, 9-a-side games. It's taking place in Incheon, Korea's third largest city and is the second year running that we've sent a team to represent Cambodia. Obviously for boys of this age its a great experience especially as they are camping in tents with over 1,000 other boys. The team is being supervised by former Mighty Girl, Bi Phally. Squad: Hvarit, Sochea, Phanny, Rathana, Chanbut, Vanna, Brathna, Channy, Mesa, Darapich, Samel, Hangdavit.

Today also saw the draw for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014, with the Cambodia senior national team included in the Qualifying Round to be held in Laos before the competition finals. They will play the following qualifying matches with the best two teams progressing to the November finals in Vietnam and Singapore: 12 Oct vs Laos; 16 Oct vs Timor-Leste; 18 Oct vs Myanmar; 20 Oct vs Brunei. The final squad will be selected in September.

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