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Cambodia U16 team humbled by Vietnam

Cambodia U16 team humbled by Vietnam

Following the ecstatic highs of Thursday’s 8-0 thrashing of Brunei, Cambodia were brought back down to Earth with a bump on Saturday as neighbouring nemesis Vietnam routed them 6-0 in their Group A clash of the 2013 AFF U16 Championship in the Myanmar capital of Naypyidaw.

The teams had entered the half-time break with Vietnam just one goal up, but Cambodia endured a torrid second session with Bach Hong Han completing his second hat-trick in as many games and Hoang The Tai, Le Tien Anh and Nguyen Doan Trung Nhan also grabbing a goal each.

Saturday’s other game was one Brunei would surely want to forget as tournament favourites Australia ran rampage and then some in a 19-0 obliteration.

Cameron Joice scored a remarkable six goals, while Kosta Petratos, Riley McGree and Gian Mendez all managed to notch trebles. The Joeys also beat Myanmar 2-0 on Thursday to stand proud at the top of the table on nine points, three ahead of second-placed Vietnam.

Cambodia are third with three points, but will need to hammer the hosts in their concluding group fixture on Wednesday and hope Vietnam suffer an unlikely loss to Brunei in order to qualify for the knockout stage.

In Group B, Indonesia beat the Philippines 2-0 and Malaysia and Singapore drew 1-1 in matches at Zabuthiri Stadium on Friday. Australia play Vietnam today at the Wunna Theikdi Stadium at 4:30pm Cambodian time before Myanmar face Brunei at 7:15pm.

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