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Cambodia fizzle out of AFF U16 tournament

Cambodia checked out of the AFF U16 Championships on Wednesday after a 2-1 loss to hosts Myanmar at the Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Naypyidaw, while Vietnam confirmed their progression along with Group A toppers Australia to tomorrow’s semi-finals thanks to an 11-0 drubbing of Brunei.

The Kingdom’s boys, lead by Swiss coach Sam Schweingruber, got off to a poor start, gifting Myanmar’s Sa Aung Pyea the opening goal early on.

It wasn’t until the 82nd minute that Cambodia were breached again with Suon Noeut turning the ball into his own net. Myanmar were then reduced to 10 men as Ye Min Thu was sent off for a professional foul, and Ouk Sovann converted a free kick at the death as consolation.

The hosts finished third in the group on six points, as Cambodia settled in fourth thanks to a sole victory over whipping boys Brunei, who conceded an astounding 43 goals without answer from four games.

The grand final and third-place playoff is slated for Monday.



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