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2019 AFC Asian Cup football.

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:49 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Warriors to face Saudi in Dubai clash
Wed, 4 January 2017
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Cambodia are to play Saudi Arabia in an international friendly in Dubai on January 14 as the teams focus on coveted international and continental targets over the next two months.

While Saudi Arabia resume Asian World Cup qualification with key contests against Thailand in Bangkok and a home tie against Iraq at the end of March, Cambodian sights are set firmly on the final round of qualifying for the Asian Cup, which involves 24 teams battling for 12 places at the tournament, to be held in the United Arab Emirates.

The draw for the six groups for 2019 AFC Asian Cup third-round qualifying, which will be played from March 28 this year to March 27, 2018, will take place on January 23. The top two teams from each group will join the 12 nations that qualified automatically...
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Re: 2019 AFC Asian Cup football.

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:59 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Cambodia drawn tough qualifying for Asian Cup
Wed, 25 January 2017

Cambodia were given a tough qualifying group when the draw for the the 2019 Asian Cup was held on Monday night in Abu Dhabi. The Angkor Warriors, ranked 171 in the world, will play in Group C alongside neighbours Vietnam, Jordan and Afghanistan.

Cambodia and Afghanistan met in World Cup qualifying in 2015, with the Khurasan Lions, ranked 151, edging the match at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium 1-0 in June, before taking the return leg 3-0 at Tehran’s Takhti Stadium.

Vietnam are ranked 136 in the world by FIFA, while Jordan place 107. The top two teams in the six groups progress to join the 11 teams who have already qualified, via their reaching the final round of Asian World Cup 2018 qualifying, and hosts UAE.

Thailand, Japan, South Korea, China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Qatar, Uzbekistan and defending champions Australia await in the 24-team tournament to be held on January 5-February 1. Qualifying starts on March 28 and is set to finish on March 27, 2018.
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Re: 2019 AFC Asian Cup football.

Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:39 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Cambodia will play Jordan in Amman this Tuesday for their first qualification group match. Go the Angkor Warriors !


- The Cambodian national football team traveled to Jordan yesterday morning for next weeks’ AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifier, reeling from a 3-2 friendly international defeat on Wednesday evening against the visiting Indian national side.

Cambodia will be up against it in their qualification group opener when they meet Jordan at Amman International Stadium on Tuesday. They will play five further games before qualification concludes on March 28, 2018.

The draw for the qualifiers took place in January and placed Cambodia in Group C alongside Vietnam, Afghanistan and group favorites Jordan.

Jordan is the strongest team in Cambodia’s qualification group with a FIFA ranking of 107. Vietnam meanwhile, occupies 136th position in the official FIFA rankings, with Afghanistan third strongest at 151. Cambodia, who defeated Chinese Taipei/Taiwan in the second round, is among the lowest-ranked nations to have made it to the third round and is currently ranked at 173.

The Angkor Warriors opening home game will be in June, when they will play host to Afghanistan. They will welcome Vietnam in September for their third group game. Both Afghanistan and Vietnam have handed Cambodia defeats in recent competitive regional matches.
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Re: 2019 AFC Asian Cup football.

Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:10 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Jordan vs Cambodia 7-0.
Cambodia received a severe lesson last night in their opening match against Jordan.


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Re: 2019 AFC Asian Cup football.

Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:20 am
by CEOCambodiaNews
Malaysia, North Korea qualifier to go ahead in Pyongyang
10 May 2017
HONG KONG (Reuters) –Malaysia’s postponed Asian Cup qualifying match against North Korea will take place in Pyongyang on June 8 after the Asian Football Confederation confirmed travel restrictions previously in force had been lifted.
Diplomatic relations between the countries had been strained following the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the estranged elder half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in February.

“Following confirmation from the Football Association of Malaysia that no Government travel restrictions are in place, the Asian Football Confederation has agreed that the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Final Qualifying Round Group B match will now take place in Pyongyang, DPR Korea on June 8, 2017,” the regional body said.

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Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:16 pm
by CEOCambodiaNews
13 June 2017 PHNOM PENH
Cambodia 1 Afghanistan 0

- After three straight losses for coach Vitorino, Cambodia took advantage of a shocking blunder from the opposing goalkeeper to beat Afghanistan 1-0 at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium.

The win, Vitorino’s first in charge of the national team, pushed Cambodia up to second in group C behind Jordan who were held to a goalless draw by third-placed Vietnam. The Kouprey’s third AFC Asian Cup group c game will be an intriguing home tie against Asean rivals Vietnam on September 5.
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