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Hun Sen Cup games put back as PKR take on Malaysia mission

The highly anticipated final games of this year’s Samdech Hun Sen Cup, notably Preah Khan Reach against Phnom Penh Crown, because it will determine who advances to the quarter-finals, had to be postponed by the Football Federation of Cambodia.

Cambodian football’s governing body announced yesterday that the postponed games would now be played on January 29.

The reason for this is an in-vitation for Preah Khan Reach to participate in the 2013 Malaysian FA Cup at the Bandaraya Stadiu in Penang, Malaysia. 

Preah Khan Reach  is one of only two non-Malaysian teams taking part in the event, the other being Lions XII from  Singapore. After being elim-inated in last year’s round of 16, Preah Khan Reach are looking to go further in the tournament at their second showing.

The Astro Malaysia FA Cup is a national knockout tournament with 30 teams.

The first two rounds are played in single games, while the quarters and semi-finals will be played over two legs, with the final being played at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur on June 26.

The winner will qualify for the 2014 edition of the AFC Cup, the annual international competition between domestic sides run by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Qualification is open to clubs from AFC-affiliated countries that fall into the AFC’s “developing nations” category.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chris Derbuc at christophderbuc@aol.com

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