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Crown U16 boys size up champions Chonburi

Crown U16 boys size up champions Chonburi

Phnom Penh Crown Academy host reigning champions and runaway Group B leaders Chonburi FC in an Asia U16 Champions Trophy clash Saturday morning from 9am at the Olympic Stadium.

The Cambodians, currently third in the six-team group after winning half of their eight games so far this season, are keen to show their mettle at home against the Thai heavyweights, who have already sealed their place in the semifinals.

Crown’s remaining Group B fixture will be also against Chonburi away, with positive results required from both ties if they stand a chance at leapfrogging current second place side and tournament organisers Frenz United Malaysia to advance to the knockout stage.


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