|Nickname(s)||អ្នកចម្បាំងអង្គរ (Angkor Warriors) |
គោព្រៃកម្ពុជា (Kouprey Kampuchea)
|Association||Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC)|
|Sub-confederation||AFF (Southeast Asia)|
|Head coach||Ryu Hirose|
|Most caps||Kouch Sokumpheak (62)|
|Top scorer||Hok Sochetra (20)|
|Home stadium||Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium and Morodok Techo National Stadium|
|Current||179 5 (12 August 2021)|
|Highest||153 (March 2011)|
|Lowest||198 (August 2014)|
| Malaya 9–2 Cambodia |
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaya; 17 March 1956)
| Cambodia 11–0 North Yemen |
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 29 November 1966)
| Iran 14–0 Cambodia |
(Tehran, Iran; 10 October 2019)
|Appearances||1 (first in 1972 )|
|Best result||Fourth place (1972)|
|AFC Challenge Cup|
|Appearances||1 (first in 2006 )|
|Best result||Group stage (2006)|
|Appearances||7 (first in 1996 )|
|Best result||Group Stage (1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2016, 2018)|
The Cambodia national football team (Khmer : ក្រុមបាល់ទាត់ជម្រើសជាតិកម្ពុជា, Krŏm Băltoăt Chómreus Chèat Kămpŭchéa) represents Cambodia in international football and is administered by the Football Federation of Cambodia (FFC), which is part of the Asian Football Confederation and sub-confederation AFF.
Known as the Khmer Republic national football team from 1970 to 1975, the team finished fourth in the 1972 Asian Cup, which still remains as Cambodia's greatest achievement in an international competition. The team was founded in 1933 and joined FIFA's ranks in 1953.
Cambodia formed its first national team following the end of French colonization in 1954. Immediately following the end of French colonialism, Cambodia played its first home game against Malaya. The game ended with a 9–2 win for the Malays.
Like most Asian countries at the time, Cambodia did not seek to participate in the FIFA World Cup qualification nor even AFC Asian Cup qualification, as the country was still trying to consolidate its early football development. However, when Lon Nol decided to topple the Cambodian Kingdom and replaced by a Republic, Cambodia finally decided to participate in the 1972 AFC Asian Cup qualification. The Cambodians managed to qualify for the 1972 AFC Asian Cup in its first qualification attempt, a major success up to date. Cambodia managed to win over Hong Kong, which sent the country to Thailand.
In the tournament as Khmer Republic, the Cambodians lost to Iran and had to play in group B along with South Korea and Kuwait. Despite early loss to the South Koreans, they had qualified to the semi-finals thanked for a resounding 4–0 win over Kuwait, only got beaten later by Iran, again, and Thailand, and won the 4th place overall. It remains as Cambodia's greatest achievement in an international tournament.
Following the success, Cambodia could not participate in further tournament, due to the eventual rise of Khmer Rouge.
After decades of war, in which witnessed both Khmer Rouge's genocide and the later Vietnamese invasion which toppled the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia returned to international football at 1993. Cambodia's first tournament as a new team was the Tiger Cup, in which Cambodia was defeated in all four matches. In this tournament, although Cambodia was the weakest among all teams participating in the tournament, Cambodia demonstrated high spirit of football. However, in successive tournaments, Cambodia was not successful and they could not manage to play with high spirits as it used to be. Despite this, Cambodia still gave birth to what would one of Cambodia's football talents in its young history, Hok Sochetra.
Also during this time, Cambodia sent its national team to the 1998 World Cup qualification, the first time Cambodia had ever done so. However, Cambodia had been unsuccessful by large, and often got eliminated in the bottom of their group. The country also withdrew from participating in the 2006 World Cup qualification. Likewise, Cambodia also only participated in the 2000 AFC Asian Cup qualification, before withdrew from 2004 and 2007 qualification attempts. The country later suffered AFF Championship drought, failing to qualify for three consecutive tournaments.
Cambodia's football has witnessed resurgence after decades being under shadows. The resurgence of Cambodia had begun with the arrival of South Korea's Lee Tae-hoon, who had introduced a significant development of football in Cambodia, with the change of its tactics, as well as youth development and promotion of Cambodian youngsters to the national team, has given a hope for the change of Cambodia. At this team, the team has a lot of newly young talents, notably Chan Vathanaka, the first ever Cambodian to play professional football outside Cambodia, and the fanbase increased as for the achievement. Cambodia once again demonstrated a full spirit of football, despite during 2018 World Cup qualifying stage, Cambodia didn't record any win at all. Cambodia however missed out the 2012 and 2014 AFC Challenge Cups, thus missed out the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.
During 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualification, Cambodia finished bottom in a group where they suffered losses to Jordan and neighbor Vietnam. Despite this, Cambodia has managed what could be Cambodia's greatest achievement in their qualification history, when they defeated Afghanistan, which ranked 158 that time, above Cambodia which was ranked 174, and had already defeated Cambodia twice in the World Cup qualification, 1–0 at home. It is still regarded to be Cambodia's best performance in its modern football history. It was the country's only win in the qualification.
Following the failure to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Cambodia participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, where they had to face Pakistan in the first round. Cambodia comfortably beat Pakistan both games with a 4–1 on aggregate to reach the second round.Once the team had entered this stage again, Cambodia had to deal with much stronger Hong Kong, Iraq, Iran and Bahrain. Despite passionate support from home fans, the country itself could only obtain a 1–1 draw at home to Hong Kong, before getting crushed in the remaining games, including a 0–14 annihilation away by Iran, an Asian football giant, which became Cambodia's heaviest loss in the history.
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The national kits of Cambodia reflect the colors of the national flag which are blue, red, and white. Currently, the home kit is a blue and black shirt, black shorts and blue socks; while the current away kit is all white with a series of horizontal red stripes on the shirt. Cambodia's current kit sponsor is FBT.
The historic Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh hosts the majority of the national team's home matches. With a capacity of 70,000, it sill remains as Cambodia's largest sporting venue since its completion in 1964. However, by the end of May 2021, this will no longer be the case, as the newly constructed Morodok Techo National Sports Complex, with a capacity of 75,000, is expected to be completed. Once completed, the Morodok Techo National Stadium will be the biggest sports facility in Cambodia and one of the largest in Southeast Asia.The sports complex is meant to be the main venue of the 2023 Southeast Asian Games. It is also anticipated that the new stadium and associated facilities will also be used to facilitate international friendly football matches and regional football qualifiers.
Win Draw Lose
|3 June 2021 2022 WCQ R2||Bahrain||8–0||Cambodia||Riffa, Bahrain|
|19:30 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Bahrain National Stadium |
Referee: Hiroyuki Kimura (Japan)
|7 June 2021 2022 WCQ R2||Iraq||4–1||Cambodia||Arad, Bahrain|
|17:30 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Al Muharraq Stadium |
Referee: Yaqoob Abdul Baki (Oman)
|11 June 2021 2022 WCQ R2||Cambodia||0–10||Iran||Isa Town, Bahrain|
|17:30 UTC+3||Report||Stadium: Khalifa Sports City Stadium, Bahrain |
Referee: Kim Jong-hyeok (South Korea)
|Head Coach||Ryu Hirose|
|Team Manager||Chhouk Piseth|
|Assistant Coach|| Phea Sopheaktra |
|Fitness Coach||Komatsu Kiyomasa|
|Team Doctor||Aum Puthi|
|Physiotherapist|| Hun Penlong |
|Vladimír Mirka||1965 – 1967|
|Joachim Fickert||June 1996 – January 2003|
|Som Saran||2003 – June 2005||4||0||0||4||0%|
|Scott O'Donnell||July 2005 – December 2007||15||2||3||10||13%|
|Yoo Kee-heung||December 2007 – July 2008||2||1||0||1||50%|
|Prak Sovannara||July 2008 – May 2009||12||3||1||8||25%|
|Scott O'Donnell||June 2009 – August 2010||0||0||0||0||0%|
|Lee Tae-hoon||August 2010 – May 2012||10||3||2||5||30%|
|Hok Sochetra||July 2012 – October 2012||5||0||1||4||0%|
|Prak Sovannara||December 2012 – September 2013||2||0||0||2||0%|
|Lee Tae-hoon||September 2013 – March 2017||35||13||2||20||37%|
|Kazunori Ohara (Interim)||April 2015||4||1||1||2||25%|
|Leonardo Vitorino||March 2017 – October 2017||7||1||0||6||14%|
|Prak Sovannara (Interim)||October 2017 – August 2018||4||1||0||3||25%|
|Félix Dalmás||August 2018 – August 2020||16||3||3||10||19%|
|Ryu Hirose||March 2021 –||3||0||0||3||0%|
Updated as of June 2021 after the game against Iran .
The following 24 players were selected for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification match against Bahrain , Iraq , and Iran from 3 June until 11 June 2021 in Bahrain.
Caps and goals updated as of 11 June 2021 after the match against Iran .
|No.||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club|
|1||GK||Keo Soksela||1 August 1997||13||0||Visakha|
|21||GK||Hul Kimhuy||7 April 2000||1||0||Boeung Ket|
|22||GK||Um Vichet||27 November 1993||6||0||Phnom Penh Crown|
|2||DF||Ken Chansopheak||15 June 1999||7||0||Visakha|
|3||DF||Sath Rosib||7 July 1997||19||1||Boeung Ket|
|4||DF||Sareth Krya||4 March 1995||17||0||Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng|
|5||DF||Soeuy Visal (Captain)||19 August 1995||59||4||Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng|
|6||DF||Tes Sambath||20 October 2000||3||0||Boeung Ket|
|13||DF||Ouk Sovann||15 May 1998||10||0||Visakha|
|15||DF||Sor Rotana||9 October 2002||2||0||Prey Veng|
|18||DF||Nhoem Lyhuor||17 November 2002||0||0||Prey Veng|
|19||DF||Cheng Meng||27 February 1998||22||0||Visakha|
|8||MF||Lim Pisoth||29 August 2001||3||0||Phnom Penh Crown|
|10||MF||Kouch Sokumpheak (Vice-captain)||15 February 1987||62||7||Nagaworld|
|12||MF||Sos Suhana||4 April 1992||59||2||Nagaworld|
|16||MF||Dani Kouch||11 October 1990||9||0||Nagaworld|
|17||MF||Leng Nora||19 September 2004||1||0||Prey Veng|
|23||MF||Thierry Bin||1 June 1991||38||3||Visakha|
|MF||Orn Chanpolin||15 March 1998||17||0||Phnom Penh Crown|
|7||FW||Prak Mony Udom||24 August 1994||57||10||Preah Khan Reach Svay Rieng|
|9||FW||Sieng Chanthea||9 September 2002||11||1||Boeung Ket|
|14||FW||Keo Sokpheng||3 March 1992||49||11||Visakha|
|11||FW||Mat Noron||17 June 1998||3||0||Boeung Ket|
|20||FW||Wut Tola||6 October 2002||2||0||Prey Veng|
The following players have been called up for the team in the last 12 months.
|Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Caps||Goals||Club||Latest call-up|
|GK||Sou Yaty||17 December 1991||37||0||Nagaworld||v. Hong Kong , 19 November 2019|
|DF||Ly Vahed||26 December 1998||1||0||Boeung Ket||v. Hong Kong , 19 November 2019|
|DF||Yue Safy||8 November 2000||3||0||Phnom Penh Crown||v. Hong Kong , 19 November 2019|
|MF||Yeu Muslim||25 December 1998||4||0||Phnom Penh Crown||v. Hong Kong , 19 November 2019|
|MF||Sin Kakada||29 July 2000||5||0||Visakha||v. Hong Kong , 19 November 2019|
|FW||Kan Pisal||9 August 1998||0||0||Tiffy Army||v. Hong Kong , 19 November 2019|
|FW||Reung Bunheing||25 September 1992||10||2||Visakha||v. Hong Kong , 19 November 2019|
INJ Withdrew due to injury
|FIFA World Cup record||FIFA World Cup qualification record|
|1930 to 1994||Did not enter|
|1998||Did not qualify||6||0||1||5||2||27|
|2006||Did not enter|
|2010||Did not qualify||2||0||0||2||1||5|
|2026||To be determined|
|AFC Asian Cup record||AFC Asian Cup qualification|
|1956||Did not qualify||2||1||0||1||5||11|
|1968||Did not qualify||3||2||0||1||4||2|
|1976||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2000||Did not qualify||4||0||0||4||4||19|
|2004||Did not enter||Did not enter|
|2011||Did not qualify||AFC Challenge Cup|
|2023||To be determined||10||2||1||7||6||45|
|Total||Best: Fourth place||5||1||1||3||8||10||42||10||4||28||39||132|
|AFC Challenge Cup record|
|2008||Did not qualify|
|Total||Best: Group stage||3||1||0||2||4||6|
Final records only.
|AFF Championship record|
|1998||Did not qualify|
|2007||Did not qualify|
|2010||Did not qualify|
|2021||To be determined|
|Total||Best: Group stage||22||3||0||23||23||91|
Last match updated was against Iran on 11 June 2021.
|Positive balance(more Wins)|
|Neutral balance(equal W/L ratio)|
|Negative balance(more Losses)|
Including results from Khmer Republic.
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