Cambodia will face Hong Kong in the opening match of their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers campaign at the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium on Thursday.
Cambodia, managed by the duo of Japan legend Keisuke Honda and Felix Dalmas, are in a difficult Group C of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup Joint-Qualifiers second round where they are joined by Bahrain, Hong Kong, IR Iran and Iraq.
As many as 40 teams from Asia have been drawn into eight groups of five teams each for the second round of the qualifiers which will run until June 9, 2020. Eight group winners as well as the four best runners-up will qualify for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 to be held in China as well as the third and final round of the 2022 World Cup Qualifiers which is scheduled to begin in September 2020.
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