Cambodian Team Defeats Laos

Hok Sochetra scored two goals and Souer Chanveasna added a third as Cambodia defeated Laos 3-0 Saturday at the Tiger Cup football championships in Thai­land.

It was the first victory for Cambodia since it returned to in­ter­national competition in 1995. Hok Sochetra opened the scoring in the 59th minute, taking a pass from defender Chea Sameth and scoring from 25 meters out. Souer Chanveasna made it 2-0 in the 70th minute, assisted by Ung Kayanith. Hok Sochetra finished the scoring when he knocked a goal in from 20 meters out in the 77th minute.

On Thursday, Cambodia lost in a 3-2 decision to Malaysia. Af­ter falling behind 3-0, Cambodia nar­rowed the gap with goals by Pok Chanthan in the 73rd minute and Hok Sochetra in the 86th min­ute. Cambodia finished 1-4 in the preliminary round and didn’t make it to the semifinals.


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