MILAN, Italy - The seventh Homeless World Cup of football kicked off in Milan on Sunday, with the Cambodian team getting off to a sweet start thanks to a 5-4 victory over Sweden. Cambodia came 43rd in last year's competition in Melbourne, Australia, and hopes are high this year for an improved ranking. The tournament lasts September 6-13 and features 48 nations. Players must be 16 years or older, and must have been homeless for at least one year - in accordance with the national definition of homelessness - and not played in previous Homeless World Cups. Games are four-a-side (one goalkeeper, three outfield players) and consist of two seven-minute halves. Other notable results Sunday include a 14-0 mauling of Japan by Wales, a 6-4 win for Ghana over the hosts Italy, and a 6-3 thriller in favour of England against current homeless world No 1 Russia. Cambodia's team were sent to Italy by charity organisations Happy Football Cambodia Australia and Riverkids.
Brief: Homeless World Cup
- Proof giants walked among us humans?
For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,
- New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’
After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty
- Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up
- Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank
Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group