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The Cambodia national football team (Khmer: ក្រុមបាល់ទាត់ជម្រើសជាតិកម្ពុជា) represents the Kingdom of Cambodia in association football. Also known as the Angkor Warriors[5] or Kouprey Kampuchea, it is governed by the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC)[6] which is part of the Asian Football Confederation and sub-confederation AFF.

Cambodia
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)អ្នកចម្បាំងអង្គរ (Angkor Warriors)[1]
គោព្រៃកម្ពុជា (Kouprey Kampuchea)
AssociationFootball Federation of Cambodia (FFC)
ConfederationAFC (Asia)
Sub-confederationAFF (Southeast Asia)
Head coachKeisuke Honda / Félix Dalmás
CaptainKouch Sokumpheak
Home stadiumOlympic Stadium
FIFA codeCAM
First colours
Second colours
FIFA ranking
Current 173 Decrease 1 (4 April 2019)[2]
Highest135 (March 2011)
Lowest198 (August 2014)
Elo ranking
Current 211 Decrease 3 (27 March 2019)[3]
Highest84 (15 November 1972)
Lowest223 (March 2013)
First international
 Malaya 9–2 Cambodia 
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaya; 17 March 1956)[4]
Biggest win
 Cambodia 11–0 North Yemen 
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 29 November 1966)
Biggest defeat
 Indonesia 10–0 Cambodia 
(Chiangmai, Thailand; 6 December 1995)
Asian Cup
Appearances1 (first in 1972)
Best resultFourth place

Known as the Khmer Republic national football team from 1970 to 1975. It finished fourth place in the 1972 Asian Cup, which still remains as Cambodia's greatest achievement in an international competition. The team was founded in 1933 and joined FIFA's ranks in 1953.

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History

1972 AFC Asian Cup

During the tournament as Khmer Republic, Cambodia was one of the best national teams in Asia. As Khmer Republic, they had qualified to the semi-finals, only got beaten later by Iran and Thailand, and won the 4th place overall. It remains as Cambodia's greatest achievement in an international tournament.

1990s to 2010s

After decades of war, in which witnessed both Khmer Rouge's genocide and the later Vietnamese invasion which toppled the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia returned to international football at 1993. Cambodia's first tournament as a new team was the Tiger Cup, in which Cambodia was defeated in all four matches. In this tournament, although Cambodia was the weakest among all teams participating in the tournament, Cambodia demonstrated high spirit of football. However, in successive tournaments, Cambodia was not successful and they could not manage to play with high spirits as it used to be. Despite of this, Cambodia still gave birth to what would one of Cambodia's football talents in its young history, Hok Sochetra.

Cambodia remained lagged behind for many years.

Since 2010s

Cambodia's football has witnessed resurgence after decades being under shadows. The resurgence of Cambodia had begun with the arrival of South Korea's Le-hoon, who had introduced a significant development of football in Cambodia, with the change of its tactics, as well as youth development and promotion of Cambodian youngsters to the national team, has given a hope for the change of Cambodia. At this team, the team has a lot of newly young talents, notably Chan Vathanaka, the first ever Cambodian to play professional football outside Cambodia, and the fanbase increased as for the achievement. Cambodia once again demonstrated a full spirit of football, despite during 2018 World Cup qualifying stage, Cambodia didn't record any win at all.

During 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification, Cambodia has managed what could be Cambodia's greatest achievement, when they defeated Afghanistan, which ranked 158 that time, above Cambodia which was ranked 174, and had already defeated Cambodia twice in the World Cup qualification, 1–0 at home. It is still regarded to be Cambodia's best performance in its modern football history.

Competition history

FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup finals record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  1930 to   1994 Did not enter
  1998 Did not qualify 6 0 1 5 2 27
    2002 6 0 1 5 2 22
  2006 Did not enter
  2010 Did not qualify 2 0 0 2 1 5
  2014 2 1 0 1 6 8
  2018 10 1 1 8 5 28
  2022 To be determined
      2026
Total 0/21 23 2 3 21 16 90

AFC Asian Cup

AFC Asian Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  1956 Did not qualify
  1960 Withdrew
  1964
  1968 Did not qualify
  1972 4th place 5 1 1 3 8 10
  1976 to   1996 Did not enter
  2000 Did not qualify
  2004 Did not enter
        2007
  2011 Did not qualify
  2015
  2019
Total 1/16 5 1 0 4 8 10

AFC Challenge Cup

AFC Challenge Cup record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  2006 Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 6
  2008 Did not qualify
  2010
  2012
  2014
Total Best: Group stage 3 1 0 2 4 6

ASEAN Competitions History

  • Finals Records Only

This competition was also formerly known as the Tiger Cup.

AFF Championship record
Year Round Pld W D L GF GA
  1996 Group stage 4 0 0 4 1 12
  1998 Did not qualify
  2000 Group stage 4 1 0 3 5 10
    2002 4 1 0 3 5 18
    2004 4 0 0 4 2 22
    2007 Did not qualify
    2008 Group stage 3 0 0 3 2 12
    2010 Did not qualify
    2012
    2014
    2016 Group stage 3 0 0 3 4 8
  2018 Group stage 4 1 0 3 4 9
Total Best: Group stage 22 3 0 23 23 91

Kits

Cambodia's home kit is all blue and black.[8] The current away kit is mainly white with a series of red stripes.[9]Cambodia's current kit sponsor is FBT.

Fixtures and results

  Win   Draw   Lose

2018

2019

Coaches

[citation needed]

Name Period Matches Wins Draws Losses Win%
  Vladimír Mirka 1965–1967
  Joachim Fickert June 1996 – January 2003
  Som Saran 2003 – June 2005 4 0 0 4 0%
  Scott O'Donnell July 2005 – December 2007 15 2 3 10 13.33%
  Yoo Kee-heung December 2007 – July 2008 2 1 0 1 50%
  Prak Sovannara July 2008 – May 2009 12 3 1 8 27%
  Scott O'Donnell June 2009 – August 2010 0 0 0 0 0%
  Lee Tae-hoon August 2010 – May 2012 10 3 2 5 40%
  Hok Sochetra July 2012 – October 2012 5 0 1 4 0%
  Prak Sovannara December 2012 – September 2013 2 0 0 2 0%
  Kazunori Ohara (Interim) April 2015 4 1 1 2 25%
  Lee Tae-hoon September 2013 – March 2017 35 13 2 20 37%
  Leonardo Vitorino March 2017 – October 2017 7 1 0 6 14%
  Prak Sovannara (Interim) October 2017 – August 2018 4 1 0 3 25%
  Félix Dalmás and   Keisuke Honda August 2018 – 5 1 1 3 20%

Coaching staff

Position Name
Head Coach   Félix Dalmás
Manager   Keisuke Honda
Assistant Coach   Félix Dalmás
Assistant Coach   Oum Savong
Assistant Coach   Hor Sokheng
Goalkeeper Coach   Ouk Mic
Physiotherapist   Seng Bunna
Medical Team   Hay Sakiry

Current squad

The following 23 players who were called up for the 2018 AFF Championship.

Caps and goals as of 24 November 2018, after the match against Vietnam.

No. Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1 1GK Chea Vansak (1999-08-02) 2 August 1999 (age 19) 0 0   Visakha
21 1GK Keo Soksela (1997-08-01) 1 August 1997 (age 21) 2 0   Visakha
22 1GK Um Vichet (1993-11-27) 27 November 1993 (age 25) 6 0   National Defense Ministry
2 2DF Sath Rosib (1997-07-07) 7 July 1997 (age 21) 7 0   Boeung Ket
3 2DF Nen Sothearoth (1995-12-24) 24 December 1995 (age 23) 16 0   Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng
4 2DF Sareth Krya (1996-03-03) 3 March 1996 (age 23) 7 0   Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng
5 2DF Soeuy Visal (Captain) (1995-08-19) 19 August 1995 (age 23) 49 3   Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng
18 2DF Sor Piseth (1992-08-08) 8 August 1992 (age 26) 6 0   National Defense Ministry
19 2DF Cheng Meng (1998-02-27) 27 February 1998 (age 21) 9 0   Visakha
25 2DF Hong Pheng (1989-11-01) 1 November 1989 (age 29) 24 1   Boeung Ket
8 3MF Orn Chanpolin (1998-03-15) 15 March 1998 (age 21) 6 0   Phnom Penh Crown
10 3MF Kouch Sokumpheak (Vice-captain) (1987-02-15) 15 February 1987 (age 32) 52 6   Nagaworld
12 3MF Sos Suhana (1992-04-04) 4 April 1992 (age 27) 49 2   Nagaworld
15 3MF Tith Dina (1993-06-05) 5 June 1993 (age 25) 33 2   Visakha
16 3MF Sin Kakada (2000-07-29) 29 July 2000 (age 18) 4 0   Visakha
17 3MF Chhin Chhoeun (1992-09-10) 10 September 1992 (age 26) 55 4   National Defense Ministry
20 3MF Brak Thiva (1998-12-05) 5 December 1998 (age 20) 9 0   Phnom Penh Crown
23 3MF Thierry Chantha Bin (1991-06-01) 1 June 1991 (age 27) 33 3   Terengganu
24 3MF Kouch Dani (1990-10-11) 11 October 1990 (age 28) 4 0   Nagaworld
7 4FW Prak Mony Udom (1994-08-24) 24 August 1994 (age 24) 52 10   Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng
9 4FW Keo Sokpheng (1992-03-03) 3 March 1992 (age 27) 39 9   Visakha
11 4FW Chan Vathanaka (1994-01-23) 23 January 1994 (age 25) 45 16   PKNS
14 4FW Reung Bunheing (1992-09-25) 25 September 1992 (age 26) 6 1   National Defense Ministry

Recent call-ups

The following players have also been called up to the Cambodia squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Sou YatyINJ (1991-12-17) 17 December 1991 (age 27) 37 0   Nagaworld v.   Malaysia, 10 September 2018
GK Um SereyrothINJ (1995-09-25) 25 September 1995 (age 23) 20 0   National Defense Ministry v.   Jordan, 14 November 2017
GK Om Oudom (1995-08-24) 24 August 1995 (age 23) 0 0   Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018

DF Ouk Sovann (1998-05-15) 15 May 1998 (age 21) 1 0   Phnom Penh Crown v.   Malaysia, 10 September 2018
DF Ly Vahed (1998-12-26) 26 December 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Boeung Ket v.   Malaysia, 10 September 2018
DF Yue Safy (2000-11-08) 8 November 2000 (age 18) 0 0   Phnom Penh Crown v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018
DF Seut Baraing (1999-09-29) 29 September 1999 (age 19) 4 0   Phnom Penh Crown v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018
DF Rous Samoeun (1993-12-20) 20 December 1993 (age 25) 35 1   Visakha v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018
DF Nub Tola (1995-10-01) 1 October 1995 (age 23) 27 0   Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng v.   Jordan, 14 November 2017
DF Pom Tola (1988-03-29) 29 March 1988 (age 31) 0 0   National Defense Ministry v.   Jordan, 28 March 2017

MF In Sodavid (1998-07-02) 2 July 1998 (age 20) 7 0   Phnom Penh Crown v.   Singapore, 16 October 2018
MF Hoy Phallin (1995-03-30) 30 March 1995 (age 24) 28 0   Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018
MF Sok Heang 1 0   National Defense Ministry v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018
MF Ouk Sothy (1987-10-05) 5 October 1987 (age 31) 4 0   Phnom Penh Crown v.   Jordan, 14 November 2017
MF Ol Ravy (1993-08-15) 15 August 1993 (age 25) 1 0   National Police Commissary v.   Jordan, 28 March 2017

FW Chey Chetra (1997-11-06) 6 November 1997 (age 21) 0 0   National Police Commissary v.   Malaysia, 10 September 2018
FW Suong Virak (1991-06-26) 26 June 1991 (age 27) 4 0   Nagaworld v.   Jordan, 28 March 2017
FW Khoun Laboravy (1988-08-25) 25 August 1988 (age 30) 56 12   Boeung Ket v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018
FW Mat Noron (1998-06-17) 17 June 1998 (age 20) 1 0   Electricite du Cambodge v.   Afghanistan, 27 March 2018
  • INJ Injured players

Honours

Including results from   Khmer Republic.

Fourth Place (1): 1972
Champion (1): 1973
  • South Vietnam Independence Cup[11]
Champion (1): 1972
Third Place (1): 1972

See also

References

  1. ^ "Cambodia football 2018 Review – Honda engine fails to lift gloom over the Angkor Warriors". Fox Sports Asia. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  2. ^ "The FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking". FIFA. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  3. ^ Elo rankings change compared to one year ago. "World Football Elo Ratings". eloratings.net. 27 March 2019. Retrieved 27 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Cambodia matches, ratings and points exchanged". World Football Elo Ratings: Cambodia. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Cambodia football 2018 Review – Honda engine fails to lift gloom over the Angkor Warriors". Fox Sports Asia. 27 December 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  6. ^ Ek Madra (8 October 2007). "FEATURE-Soccer-Asia's minnows have World Cup mountain to climb". Reuters. Retrieved 27 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Cambodia vs. Laos 3–1". Soccerway (UK). 20 November 2018. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Kit". ebaystatic.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  9. ^ Football Fashion (7 November 2018). "Away Kit". Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  10. ^ Ooi Kin Fai (10 June 2018). "Malaysia line up 6 friendlies in lead up to AFF Championship". Sporting News. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  11. ^ South Vietnam Independence Cup 1972 Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine

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