Cambodia signed off their run at the 2012 AFC Futsal Championships ASEAN Zone Qualifiers in Bangkok yesterday with another heavy defeat.
The Kingdom’s men put up stout resistance in the first half against a marauding Malaysia side to go into the break 4-0.
However, a raucous second session at the Krungthep Thonburi Indoor Stadium saw both teams find the back of the net with ease as the game ended 14-3.
Cambodia’s Ouk Rasin bagged a quick fire brace while Malaysia’s Muizzudin Bun Mohd Haris, who scored four goals in the correct end, also put one in his own net.
The Cambodian trio of You Oror, Sok Seyha and Proum Yaneth squandered a whole host of fine chances.
“We still have problem in finishing, and the opponents scored goals because of our own errors,” said Cambodia coach Hok Sottitya.
“We could score more goals, but some players were not in their position. To be honest, my players did better from match to match. They controlled the ball better than in previous matches.”
Malaysia went all out in attack in an attempt to overhaul Australia’s 19-goal cushion between the sides prior to yesterday’s Group B matches.
However, the game between Australia and Vietnam, which ran concurrently at Kiraves Stadium, finishing locked at 2-2 to see the Australian team grab second spot.
Australia and Vietnam will now appear in semifinals tomorrow afternoon against Group A toppers Thailand and Indonesia, who had already booked their advance with two wins a piece before yesterday’s ties.
The final and crucial third place playoff, which will determine the three that progress to the tournament proper in UAE in May, will be held on Sunday afternoon also at the Krungthep Thonburi Indoor Stadium.