Football in Cambodia
CountryCambodia
Governing bodyCambodian Football Federation[1]
National team(s)men's national team
National competitions
Club competitions
International competitions

The sport of football in the country of Cambodia is run by the Cambodian Football Federation.[2][3][4][5]

Domestic

The association administers the national football team as well as the Metfone C-League.[6][7][8][9][10][11] Football is the most popular sport in Cambodia, although Sepak takraw (which looks like volleyball), mixed martial arts and wrestling are also popular.[12]

National team

The national team's best performance was at the 1972 AFC Asian Cup where they reached the semi finals, arguably the best generation in Cambodian football history. Later, due to political plague, Cambodia fell of favor and has not regained its power as it used to be.

In recent years, with the influx of money investment from China, Cambodia experienced a new resurgence of their national football team, with the country produced some of the newest names, Chan Vathanaka and Keo Sokpheng being the two most revered players in contemporary Cambodian football. The Cambodian football team also experiences new development under the tutor of manager Keisuke Honda, who have opened a recent football academy in the country.

References

  1. ^ "The Achievements of Cambodia Football Team". www.ffcambodia.com.
  2. ^ "Soccer: training for life in Cambodia | Reporters | DW.DE | 02.06.2012". DW.DE. 2013-11-23. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  3. ^ "Football For Hope visits Cambodia's dream fields". FIFA.com. 2007-09-21. Archived from the original on October 19, 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  4. ^ Cheang Sokha (2004-07-16). "Soccer gets ambitious, National, Phnom Penh Post". Phnompenhpost.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  5. ^ Charles McDermid and Sam Rith (2007-06-15). "Sir Bobby to visit football crazy Cambodia, National, Phnom Penh Post". Phnompenhpost.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  6. ^ "Football Federation of Cambodia name local legend Huk Sochetra national team coach". Goal.com. 2013-11-28. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  7. ^ "Female Physio Tackles Cambodian FootballAsiaLIFE Magazine Cambodia". Asialifemagazine.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  8. ^ "AFC to support football development in Cambodia". Goal.com. 2013-06-18. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  9. ^ Ariffin, Afifah (2013-06-19). "Shaikh Salman: NTC represents new era for Cambodia's football - Yahoo Sports Singapore". Sg.sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  10. ^ Dan Riley (2013-06-19). "AFC chief pledges support for football development, Sport, Phnom Penh Post". Phnompenhpost.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  11. ^ Madra, Ek (2008-04-22). "Soccer-Cambodia to beef-up national team to stem goals tide | Reuters". Uk.reuters.com. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  12. ^ "Sport in Cambodia". www.topendsports.com. Retrieved 2018-09-04.