The Cambodian national team take on Brunei in an international friendly today at Olympic Stadium at 6.30pm, with team manager Chhang Piseth telling the Post yesterday: “We have trained together for five days and we fully believe we can win this match because we don’t have any injuries in the squad.”
The last time the two sides met, in the qualifying round for AFF Suzuki Cup, Cambodia won 1-0 in Myanmar on October 20 last year.
“The six squad players from Boeung Ket Angkor are all a doubt because they have just returned home from the 2015 Toyota Mekong Club Championship in Laos,” Piseth said.
“But we also want to give chances to seven young players who are called for this match because they are going to play at the 2016 Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy [the ASEAN international youth competition] in Brunei and they are also important for the 2017 SEA Games.”
For the warmup match, head coach Lee Tae Hoon will call on a squad of 33 players, including such stars as Phnom Penh Crown’s Thierry Chantha Bin and Boeung Ket’s Angkor’s Khoun Laboravy and Chan Vathanaka (pictured, Sreng Meng Srun).
The friendly comes at an important time as Cambodia have two big matches ahead when they travel to Iranian capital Tehran to play Afghanistan on November 12, who they lost 1-0 to at home in the second round of World Cup qualifying in June, before taking on the mighty Japan at the Olympic Stadium five days later.
Tickets cost from 8,000 riel and the match will be broadcast live on BTV.
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