Iraq claim easy win but Cambodia show improvement after humbling defeat

Cambodia fell to a second defeat in six days in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers but at least showed improvement in a 4-0 loss to Iraq at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.

Just last Thursday, the Cambodians were handed a humbling 14-0 loss at the hands of Iran and there were concerns they could in for another emphatic defeat against another of Asian football’s stronger sides.

However, they offered more resistance and held out until the 22nd minute when a right-wing cross by Humam Tariq was nodded on by Alaa Abdul-Zahra and Ibrahim Bayesh was on hand at the far post to plant a header into the back of the net from point-blank range.

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