Hong Kong off to a shaky start as they draw with Cambodia in World Cup opener

Paatelainen’s charges almost suffer an embarrassing loss against a mainly under-23 side in Phnom Penh.

Hong Kong got off to a shaky start in their Asian World Cup qualifiers, drawing 1-1 against a mainly under-23 Cambodia side in Phnom Penh on Thursday night.

Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen was hoping for a rip-roaring start to the campaign – they have never lost to minnows Cambodia in five previous encounters – but they can count themselves lucky to have finished with a point in their group C opener played before a capacity 50,000 crowd at the National Olympic Stadium.

In full: https://www.scmp.com/sport/hong-kong/article/3025933/hong-kong-shaky-start-they-draw-cambodia-world-cup-opener

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