The Achievements of Cambodia Football Team
The most interesting thing is that football in Cambodia is officially ... banned! This is largely due to the acting King of Cambodia, Norodom II, who hit Buddhism and decided that football is a depraved and parasitic phenomenon. However, the national team was allowed to retain the official status, but with the condition that it would play and train in Thailand. Only in 2004, the Cambodia Football Federation made the king's permission to play in the capital of Cambodia Phnom Penh.
The Football Federation of Cambodia is the oldest football body in Southeast Asia. The Football Federation of the Republic of Kampuchea was established in 1953, the year of independence. In the same year Cambodia became a member of FIFA. The debut of the Cambodia national team took place in 1956 year. Rivals of Cambodians were the team of Malaysia, which taught the heroes of the war for independence a good lesson - 9: 2. Only ten years later, Cambodia's team achieved the first victory, and it was immediately devastating — the goalkeeper of North Yemen was forced to get the ball out of the net eight times.
Some Facts about the Cambodia National Football Team
The national football team of Cambodia is the national team, which is managed by the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC). It was known as the Khmer national football team of the republic from 1970 to 1975. Having become the fourth in the 1972 Asian Cup, it is currently one of the weakest teams in the world and has not even attempted to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The team was founded in 1933 and joined the ranks of FIFA in 1953. One of Cambodia's best players was Hawk Sochetra. Earlier in the decade, he was considered one of the top 2 strikers in Southeast Asia along with Kyatisuk Senamuan from Thailand. In 1997, Hawk Sochetra received the best player award in Southeast Asia in 1997 - the Golden Ball from Sanyo.
Yanmar Supports Cambodia Football Team
On November 4, Yanmar announced the official sponsorship of Cambodia's National Football Team at a press conference in Phnom Penh. Major General Khiev Samet, vice president of the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC), said: "Since its inception in 1933, the Cambodian Football Federation has contributed to promote the growth and development of football in the country. As for the current trend, football has become the most popular sport in every corner of Cambodia. Efforts to ensure the development and popularization of football have never been more important than at present. "
"The Football Federation of Cambodia has the honor to welcome in its country an international corporation, Yanmar, as a sponsor of the Cambodian National Team in the 2015-2016 season. The Football Federation of Cambodia will work closely with Yanmar to bring the national team to greater heights so that it becomes the country's pride. We express our gratitude to Yanmar for the support of our national team and for contributing to the development of Cambodia through football. "
Since the creation of his own football team in 1957, Yanmar has made constant efforts to develop football. Being a partner company of the Japan-based Serezo Osaka football club, who brought up such talented players as world-famous midfielder Shinji Kagawa, Yanmar is also the Official Global Partner for Manchester United, the leading club of the English Premier League and one of the most widely sponsored football teams in the world.