Phnom Penh, October 20, 2010 AKP --
Cambodia’s national football team will leave for Suzuki Cup in Laos on Wednesday,
an official from the country’s Football Federation said Tuesday, according to Chinese News Agency Xinhua.
Ouk Socheat, secretary general of Cambodia’s Football Federation said 18 footballers and seven others who are coaches and the federation’s member will leave for Laos on Wednesday.
He said, as planned, Cambodia’s football team will compete with Laos on Oct. 22, with East Timor on Oct. 24 and the Philippines on Oct. 26.
According to Ouk Socheat, of the four countries, two of them will be selected for the next competing with other two groups A and B.
However, he said, for the rest of two that will not be selected will return home and will have no chance for next competing stage.
The current Group A: Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Group B: Vietnam, Singapore and Myanmar.
The tournament is organized by ASEAN Football Federation.
Ouk Socheat said when Cambodia was a host for the same even in 2008, Cambodia won Laos with 3-2, while this time Laos is a host.
With the same experience in 2008, Cambodia drew East Timor 2-2, but lost to the Philippines 3-2.
Ouk Socheat said he hopes Cambodian team will be selected because more training was conducted by a South Korean coach.--AKP