Friday, December 18, 2009

Semi-final nerves

Tonight will see Cambodia in the semi-final of the WOVD Volleyball world cup with a 6pm start time for their match against Slovakia, who they defeated for the first-time earlier in the week. It's at the Olympic Stadium and a full house is almost guaranteed, as Cambodia are seeking to reach the world cup final for the disabled for the 1st time. The other semi is between the red hot favourites Germany and Poland. Tomorrow, Saturday, will see the final begin at 6pm, and fingers crossed Cambodia will be in it. First they have to defeat a very strong Slovakian team and their cry-baby captain. If you can't make it in person, CTN will be covering the match live.
It didn't work out for Cambodia as they'd hoped. Slovakia came good in the semi-final again, as they did two years ago, and beat Cambodia 3-1, so its the bronze medal that the Cambodian team will be seeking tomorrow, not the gold medal afterall. The crowd turned out in force but the Slovaks came out blazing and never really let Cambodia get into their rhythm, and its they who will meet Germany in tomorrow's final, after they just sneaked past Poland. All the flag waving, drum beating and horn puffing (by Sorn Elit, the SEA Games medalist, back in Phnom Penh and giving his full support to the volleyball team) couldn't pull Cambodia through on this occasion.
Action from tonight's semi-final which Cambodia lost to Slovakia



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