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Cambodia U22 Cup run all but ended in Laos

Cambodia suffered a third straight defeat in which they failed to score at the 2013 AFC U22 Asian Cup qualifiers in Vientiane on Saturday as Group F toppers North Korea dispatched them 3-0.

A brace from Kim Jin-hyok and a goal by Kang Nam-gwon maintained the Koreans' perfect record of four wins out of four in Laos. Meanwhile, on Saturday, China’s 1-1 draw with Thailand guaranteed them an advance from the group alongside North Korea.

Cambodia have an extremely unlikely chance of qualification to the finals round as a best third-place finisher.

They will need to overturn a nine-goal deficit against Laos in their concluding group tie tomorrow and hope Thailand slip up against bottom-enders Hong Kong. North Korea will play China for Group F bragging rights.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at



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