Cambodia advanced to the prestigious AFF Suzuki Cup Final Round for the first time since 2008 when they reeled in maximum points to emerge winners of the qualifying competition which concluded here today.
For their success, Cambodia will join Group B where they will have hosts Myanmar, Malaysia and Vietnam for company.
“Timor played really well and they worked hard,” said Cambodian head coach Lee Tae Hoon. “But this is something which I expected as the problem with our players is that they tend to lose concentration and that can be very dangerous as was demonstrated tonight.
“Anyway, we still won the game and now we are through to the final rounds.”
The Cambodians, who had earlier beaten Laos and Brunei, extended their winning run with a 3-2 win over Timor Leste at the National Olympic Stadium tonight. In a simultaneously held match at the RSN Stadium, Laos defeated Brunei 4-3 in a thrilling tie to finish second in the standings.