25 October 2015

Brunei to face Cambodia in Nov 3 friendly

Saturday, October 24, 2015

THE national football team have been invited to play a friendly match against Cambodia on November 3.
“It’s during the FIFA calendar for international friendlies and Cambodia invited us for a friendly as part of their preparations for their remaining matches in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers,” NFABD (National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam) general secretary Hj Muhd Zamri Dato Paduka Hj Hamdani told The Brunei Times on Thursday.
Cambodia are currently at the bottom of Group E in the 2018 FIFA World Cup and 2019 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup qualifiers after going winless in five matches and are already out of contention to make it into the next round.
Their latest setback was a 2-1 loss at the hands of Singapore on Oct 13 at the Singapore National Stadium.
Their next match will be against Afghanistan on Nov 12 before hosting Japan five days later. They will close out the group against current leaders Syria on March 24 next year.
Brunei - who will be coached by NFABD Technical Director Mike Wong Mun Heng - are currently ranked 187th in the world while Cambodia are one position higher.
The Wasps last saw action in a friendly match against Singapore on June 6 when they lost 5-1 at the Jurong East Stadium in Singapore.
The Sultanate’s road to Russia ended in the first round of qualifiers in March after a 2-1 loss on aggregate to Chinese Taipei.

The Brunei Times

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