Cambodia footballers suffer injuries after playing on poor artificial turf during SEA Games 2019 – Report

The South East Asian Games’ football leg is now in full flow and most of the teams have played their first round of matches. Cambodia’s men’s football team is also one of those as they started their SEA Games 2019 campaign with a 1-1 draw against host Philippines. However, as revealed by Football Federation of Cambodia, quite a few of their players suffered injuries, seemingly because of the artificial turf at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.

Cambodia have been placed in Group A alongside the Azkals, Malaysia, Myanmar and Timor-Leste. Their first encounter of the SEA Games campaign, against Philippines, was an interesting encounter as the hosts scored an equaliser late into the injury time to salvage a point from the match.

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