PHNOM PENH (18 Nov 2013) – Cambodia’s SEA Games ambition suffered a blow this week with the announcement that highly-rated Chantha Thierry has decided to retire from the Cambodian national team.
“Playing for the Khmer-Europe team and being welcomed to Cambodian football by Phnom Penh Crown FC was the start of a fantastic journey for me. It made the possibility of playing for Cambodia a reality and I was very happy to be selected for the Cambodia U23 SEA Games squad,” said the Paris-born attacking midfielder.
“For these reasons, it is with considerable regret that I am announcing my retirement from the Cambodian national football team, with immediate effect due to personal reasons, which I will not divulge at this time.”
Thierry had played for the Cambodian U23 team at the recent BIDC Cup 2013 and had also signed a new contract with his club Phnom Penh Crown FC.