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Cops cut down NagaWorld put Police out of cup

Cops cut down NagaWorld put Police out of cup

Two years ago National Police were celebrating their biggest success in domestic football after winning the prestigious Hun Sen Cup. On Wednesday at the Olympic Stadium, the side made an unceremonious exit from the 2016 edition beaten 1-3 by NagaWorld in the Group D decider.

The victory takes Naga to the top of the group and a Quarterfinal match-up next week against Cambodian Mines Action Center, who ended up as Group C runners-up following their goalless draw with Phnom Penh Crown at the RSN Stadium.

Dogged by indifferent form this season both in the league and cup campaigns, the Police came out on the wrong side of a must-win game.

The team’s bust proved a boon for Siem Reap Angkor, who on the strength of their 3-1 home win from a goal down at half-time over Svay Rieng Province grabbed the crucial Last 8 spot behind Naga as the only survivors from the provinces.

In other matches of no consequence to the final stage make-up, Pailin got past Kampot 2-1 while Western Phnom Penh trounced Kampong Speu 12-0.

In next Wednesday’s quarterfinals, Boeung Ket Angkor will face holders PKR Svay Rieng at the Army Stadium, while Crown will host Siem Reap Angkor.

Naga will square off against CMAC at the Olympic Stadium with Ministry of National Defence meeting Cambodian Tiger FC at the same venue.

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