Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia outlast Taiwan after a drubbing by Laos

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.  

MOST VIEWED

  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • 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

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman