The Cambodian U-19 team defeated the Thai and Vietnamese U-19 teams at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) championship led by the head coach, Mr. GYOTOKU Koji, who has been dispatched by the Japan Foundation Asia Center in collaboration with the Japan Football Association (JFA) to Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC). Mr. GYOTOKU also led the team to the victories against Thailand, the Northern Mariana Islands and Brunei in 2019 in the preliminary of Asian Football Confederation (AFC). These victories brought Cambodia to the AFC Finals, for the first time since 1974, held in Uzbekistan. (*The finals were supposed to be held in 2021, but later, it was cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19). Expectation for good performance of U-19 team is growing in Cambodia as the popularity of football is rising.
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