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Cambodia outlast Taiwan after a drubbing by Laos

Cambodia outlast Taiwan after a drubbing by Laos

Cambodia jumped into an early two-goal lead and then held off a late charge by Taiwan yesterday to record a 2-1 win in their 2012 AFC U16 Championship qualifier at the National Sports Complex in Vientiane. Cambodia head coach Daisuke Yoshioka seemed to have sured up his squad’s backline after squarely blaming a splintery defence and poor goalkeeping for a 5-0 loss to hosts Laos in their group opener on Tuesday. “The defenders were too slow and goalkeeping errors led to at least two goals. We just didn’t get our act together and we need to overcome these problems before we line up against Taiwan,” Yoshioka said in a post match analysis on Tuesday. The Japanese born tactician noted that he had lost key defenders Mey Chanratha, Kouk Sokchea and Thai Phalla to injuries after an AFF event in July, and their replacements were unable to hold the fort sufficiently. In the group’s other action yesterday, South Korea overcame classic rivals Japan 4-2 top occupy the top spot.  

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