Wednesday, December 23, 2009

On the footy wires

The Cambodian national football team have a friendly encounter coming up in January, when they've been booked to play against Ulsan University of South Korea at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday 23 January. The University side are on tour and will face CPL side Preah Khan Reach two days earlier. The fixture is for the national team though it's likely the U23 side will represent Cambodia for this one-off game. This will be an opportunity for the players to enjoy a getogether again after their recent SEA Games adventures, though the main competitive focus for the national team in 2010 will be in October when there are World Cup and Suzuki Cup qualifying matches to be played.
The 4th edition of the Hun Sen Cup (aka Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen Cup 2010, for the full mouthful) kicks off in early January with the provincial round-robin prelims across the country that will also include the big boys of the CPL before the last 16 play a knock-out format in Phnom Penh, with the final scheduled for 6 March. The Hun Sen Cup is the taster for the CPL season, and there's talk of only Khmer players being eligible for the competition this time around, to give more homegrown talent the chance to shine.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you know when Cambodia u23 start training again ?

December 28, 2009 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

The Cambodian U23s have a friendly against a South Korean University team on 23 January, so the likelihood is that they will get together for a few days before that. The players are already training with their club teams in preparation for the Hun Sen Cup which begins in January as well. They spent 6 weeks together as a squad including most of that time either in Vietnam or Laos, so they already know each other very well.

December 28, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do you know what time that the match kick off ?and what time that the korea vs preah khan reach kick off ?

January 5, 2010 at 1:16 PM  

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