AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

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AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:41 am

Suzuki Cup 8 November - 15 December 2018
The final round of the Asian Football Federation Suzuki Cup 2018 will kick off tomorrow, 8 November, and will take place at 12 different stadiums all over Southeast Asia. The competition wraps up with the Cup Final on 15 December.

The competition opens in Phnom Penh at the National Olympic Stadium at 18:30 local time with Cambodia vs Malaysia.

Group A: Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
Group B: Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Timor Leste.

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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:41 am

looking forward to the Cambodia vs. Malaysia game tomorrow! :D
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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:43 am

AFF Suzuki Cup 2018: Cambodia announce 23-man squad for the tournament
The Football Federation of Cambodia on Tuesday announced the 23-member national team squad that will take part in the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, the premier football competition of Southeast Asia.

Here’s the full team list:

Goalkeepers: Um Vichet, Keo Sok Sela, Chea Vansak

Defenders: Set Rosib, Hong Pheng, Chheng Meng, Sareth Kriya, Soeuy Visal, Nen Sothearoth, Sor Piseth

Midfielders: Prak Mony Oudom, Chin Chhoeun, Kouch Sokumpheak, Kouch Dany, Orn Chan Polin, Bin Chantha Thierry, Tit Dina, Sos Souhanna

Forwards: Chan Vathanaka, Prak Thiva, Sin Kakada, Keo Sokpheng, Roueng Bunheang
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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:49 pm

A look at the Malaysian squad before tomorrow's match:

After Malaysia’s last friendly match against the Maldives before the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, head coach Tan Cheng Hoe finalised his 23-man squad for the biennial regional football competition.
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From the updated list of players released by the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Tan Cheng Hoe has decided to drop three players Azrif Nasrulhaq Badrul Hisham (Defender, JDT), Nor Azam Abdul Azih (Midfielder, Pahang) and Azzizan Nordin (Midfielder, Sabah).

The 23 players who will make up the Harimau Malaya squad for the AFF Suzuki 2018 Cup are as follows:

Goalkeepers:

Hafizul Hakim Khairul Nizam Jothy (Perak)
Farizal Marlias (JDT)
Khairul Fahmi Che Mat (Melaka United)

Defenders:

Aidil Zafuan Abdul Razak (JDT)
Adam Nor Azlin (JDT)
Shahrul Saad (Perak)
Amirul Azhan Aznan (Perak)
Nazirul Naim Che Hashim (Perak)
Syazwan Andik Ishak (Kuala Lumpur)
Irfan Zakaria (Kuala Lumpur)
Syahmi Safari (Selangor)

Midfielders:

Syamer Kutty Abba (JDT)
Safawi Rasid (JDT)
Kenny Palraj (Perak)
Akram Mahinan (Kedah)
Syazwan Zainon (Kedah)
Akhyar Rashid (Kedah)
Mohamadou Sumareh (Pahang)

Forwards:

Ahmad Hazwan Bakri (JDT)
Syafiq Ahmad (JDT)
Zaquan Adha Abdul Razak (Kuala Lumpur)
Norshahrul Idlan Talaha (Pahang)
Shahrel Fikri Md Fauzi (Nakhon Ratchasima)
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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:54 pm

What they are saying about the two teams. [Note that the Cambodian fans get a special mention.]

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Form: The exploits of the under-23 team this year have been a very welcome piece of good news that has helped lift some of the gloom in Malaysian football. There have been signs of progression under manager Tan Cheng Hoe, but November's tournament is a major test.

Coach: Tan Cheng Hoe. Thoughtful and studious, Tan is well-liked by the players but that won't stop the criticism at home if results are poor.

Key man: Safawi Rasid. The 21-year-old has already proved to be one of the most exciting young talents in the region and, while it is unfair to place too much pressure on the shoulders of this young winger, he has that bit of something different that Malaysia have been lacking.

Prospects: The opening game in Cambodia is crucial. A repeat of the recent friendly win in Phnom Penh would get Malaysia's self-belief going and would also give the team a great chance of the last four.


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Form: The Angkor Warriors have lost most of their friendlies of late but the team are usually competitive.

Coach: That's an unusually tough question. In September's friendly with Malaysia, it was Keisuke Honda (unofficially) calling the shots but the Japanese star is busy with Melbourne Victory in Australia. Argentine Felix Gonzalez will take the reins for the AFF Cup.

Key man: Chan Vathanaka. The attacker known as CR11 lost his way a little with an ill-fated move to Japan in 2017, but the 24-year-old started in the last edition of the AFF Cup and still has what it takes to shine on the regional stage.

Prospects: Cambodia have improved since being regional whipping boys, even if there has been something of a plateau in the past year or two. Picking up a few points and being competitive will be enough -- and that will be helped by some of the most passionate home fans in Asia.
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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:33 am

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Cambodia readies for Suzuki Cup, Honda absent
The Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup, the region’s premier festival of football, gets underway tonight with Cambodia hosting Malaysia for a tasty competition opener which is sure to captivate fans at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium.

Felix Gonzalez Dalmas, head coach of the national football team, speaking at yesterday’s press conference here in Phnom Penh, said that his team had been making good progress and were learning how the new coaching team expected them to play.

Dalmas said he learned a lot from the clash with Malaysia in their international friendly encounter last September, and he expected the team to be able to not repeat mistakes.

“It was a good game and we lost, he said of their September defeat to the Malaysians “But we learned a lot from the game. We saw our mistake and we tried to fix them,” he said.
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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:37 am

Cambodia hoping for Keisuke Honda's presence after Malaysia clash

Fans expecting to see Japanese star Keisuke Honda on the Cambodia bench again when they open their 2018 AFF Championship campaign, against Malaysia, will be disappointed to know that he will not be in Phnom Penh on Thursday.

The Angkor Warriors manager, who at the same time is still playing club football for Melbourne Victory in the A-League, has been playing an instrumental role for the club, and is expected to line-up for Victory next weekend.

In addition to this, the Japanese does not have the necessary coaching badges required to lead a national team as its head coach.

Instead, Argentinian head coach Félix González will lead Cambodia when they face Malaysia.

Only last September, Honda led Cambodia against Malaysia in a friendly match at the Cambodian Olympic Stadium, their first game since the pair's appointment. The match ended in a 3-1 win to the Harimau Malaya.

Speaking in the press conference on Wednesday, the 30-year old trainer explained Honda's absence.

"No, he won't be here for this particular game. But he's still communicating with us, he still joins our meetings and knows what's going on. It's different not having him for sure, but I don't think it will affect our chances.

"Hopefully he'll get to join us in the later games in the group stage," he said.
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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:44 am

9 November 2018: Severe disappointment in Phnom Penh last night at the opening match of the AFF Suzuki Cup, as the Cambodian team failed to convert their opportunities after Malaysia scored.
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Re: AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, 8 Nov-15 Dec

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:43 am

Last night' s other Group A match:

08 Nov 2018
REPORT: Laos 0-3 Vietnam

Vientiane: Vietnam proved their title credentials with a comprehensive and convincing 3-0 win over Laos in their 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup opener on Thursday.

Looking for their first AFF Suzuki Cup title since 2008, and just their second overall, Park Hang-seo’s side wasted little time asserting their control over the home side.

Luong Xuan Truong fired a warning shot from distance after just six minutes, and just five minutes later the visitors took the lead.

Nguyen Cong Phuong won the ball back on the touchline and played the ball to Doan Van Hau out wide. The defender whipped the ball into the box, and after the Laos defence failed to clear their lines, the ball was set up for Nguyen Cong Phuong to smash it home from just inside the area.

The visitors continued their dominance throughout the first half but they’d have to wait until the stroke of half time to extend their lead.

After failing to test the goalkeeper from distance early in the first half, Luong Xuan Truong forced Saymanolinh Paseuth into a fine save that rebounded off the crossbar into the path of Nguyen Anh Duc who made no mistake from close range to make it 2-0 to Vietnam at half time.

One of the standouts for Vietnam, Nguyen Quang Hai, forced another fine save from Saymanolinh early in the second half but he wouldn’t be denied second time around, with a beautiful curling free kick getting past the Laos custodian on 68 minutes to make it 3-0 for Vietnam.
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