4 Lao students who are acting as volunteers and looking after the Cambodian football team
A few more pictures from last night at the Chao Anouvong Stadium. Before the Cambodia v Malaysia match, Thailand turned on the style against East Timor, winning 9-0 but could've scored twenty. They were missing their 3 best players but that didn't make any difference. Sompong Soleb, who scored three against Cambodia, did it again against Timor, with two players getting a brace as the goals rained in. It was plucky Timor's last game and they were unlucky not to score a couple of times, but it really was men against boys. In the Cambodia game there wasn't much to choose between the teams though Malaysia got their noses in front, held on when Cambodia pressed them at the start of the 2nd half, and increased their lead as Cambodia looked for goals. Another learning experience for the youngsters. 1-0 or 4-0, the final score doesn't really matter, it's the outcome that's important and even if they beat Vietnam in the final game on Friday, qualification isn't possible. Today is the opening ceremony of the SEA Games at the new national stadium, so everyone and their dog will be cramming into the ground for that. I haven't got a ticket and there are too many media for everyone to go, so I'll have to watch it on tv. Two of the players (Seiha and Pancharong) will be attending after a light training session this morning, as all of the squad had a made-to-measure suit for the occasion, courtesy of the country's Olympic committee, but numbers have been restricted.
The rampant Thailand team, who slaughtered East Timor 9-0 The media scrum that surrounds Thai coach Steve Darby's every word End of the pre-match warm-up and time for liquids, Nov Soseila in center Final instructions to skipper Tieng Tiny from the coaching staff High kicks in the pre-match warm up More warm-up routines before last night's game against Malaysia Nov Soseila was recalled to the team for last night's match Chhun Sothearath (16) leads the players in the warm-up Clap hands and bounce! Gentle jogging and a few stretching exercises for the Cambodian team before the game begins
Labels: Cambodian U23s, SEA Games