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Futsal tournament kicks off at 3G Field

The inaugural edition of 3G Futsal Cup gets under way today at the eponymous artificial pitch complex opposite the Australian embassy, with 16 teams vying for glory in the five-a-side format competition.

A draw to divide the sides into four groups was held yesterday at the 3G Field and presided over by complex director Kheiv Phearith.

Each team is permitted two professional players in their squads of 12. Games feature two halves of 25 minutes each with a break of 10 minutes.

Winners of the final, slated for March 22, will collect 4 million riel ($1,011), runners-up 2 million riel and third-place finishers 1 million riel. Games will kick off at either 6pm or 7pm.

The groupings yesterday pitted UYFC Prey Veng, Bayon Wanderers FC, AFB Sports and Victory FC in Group A; Apsara Dancers FC, Anakchak Baitong, Anavay SC and Red Ball in Group B; UYFC Dong Kor, Khmer Heart FC, Daniel and OV-Mal in Group C; CCF, Vattanak FC, Home Sport and Art Grass United in Group D.

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