PHNOM PENH (5 Sept 2012) – Cambodia got their preparation for the qualifying round of the AFF Suzuki Cup to a good start when they held high-flying Philippines to a scoreless draw in a friendly that was played at the National Olympic Stadium tonight.
After a flurry of local friendlies which saw Cambodia scoring wins over local powerhouses Naga Corp FC and Phnom Penh Crown, the draw against the side which had emerged as the losing semi-finalists at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010, was certainly good news to newly appointed Cambodian chief coach Hok Sochetra.
In the meantime, the FA of Indonesia (PSSI) have arranged a game against former world champions Argentina at the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta. The match was initially supposed to be played this November but has been changed to accommodate Indonesia’s departure for the AFF Suzuki Cup instead.
The game against Argentina will be played on 6 February 2013.
“We had already held initial talks with the FA of Argentina and they have preliminary agreed on the 6th February date. Now it is just a question of tying up the loose ends which should be completed by general secretary Tri Goestoro,” said Tommy Arief, the Media Director for PSSI.
Other than Argentina, the PSSI have also arranged matches against Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Costa Rica in 2013.