Tuesday, December 2, 2008
These are the players and coaches who will give their all in the red shirts (or blue) of Cambodia on Friday 5th December versus the cup favourites and holders Singapore, against co-hosts Indonesia on Sunday 7th and in their final AFF Suzuki Cup Group A match against Myanmar on Tuesday 9th, all of the matches being played in an 80,000 seat stadium in Jakarta. To get a win or draw against any of these teams will be an excellent achievement based on Cambodia's poor record in international competition. All three of them are ranked higher than Cambodia, who are currently at 174 in the FIFA World rankings, with Indonesia at 132, Singapore 126 and Myanmar 158. With so little preparation time, it will be a tough ask for Cambodia to achieve success, though the spirit and comraderie in the training camp was very evident on my visit on Monday morning and the team told me they will be doing their very best for their country. Come on Cambodia!