Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Cambodia in top gear at the Suzuki Cup

Cambodge Soir


The national team’s success against Brunei qualified Cambodia for the AFF Suzuki Cup final round next December.

“Victory with our feet and glory in the net...” this is the song the Cambodian team could have sung mid-afternoon on Saturday October 25. They beat Brunei 2-1 and qualified for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2008 final round. The tournament will be held in Indonesia and Thailand in December.

Cambodia had to show guts to win the game. The Cambodians trailed but equalised through a goal scored by Sam El Nasa, the Preah Khan Reach player and best scorer of the competition with four goals. Khim Borey kicked the winner in an erupting stadium.

Coach Prak Sovarara showed his joy after the win: “my team played very well. They gave everything; this is a historical success for our country”.

»Cambodia finished second and qualified with Laos. Although sharing the same amount of points as the Philippines, they qualified thanks to a better goal difference.In December the national team will join Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, Laos and Viet Nam in the final round.

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