Hong Kong is set to open its FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 & AFC Asian Cup 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 campaign by taking on Cambodia in National Olympic Stadium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Thursday. Kickoff time for the fixture is set for 18:30 (Phnom Penh, local time).
Currently ranked 139th in the world (based on FIFA World Ranking, published on 25th July 2019), Hong Kong finds itself in a relatively challenging Group C, with IR Iran, Iraq, Bahrain and Cambodia as fellow group sides, competing for one of the twelve berths available in the next round.
Hong Kong head coach Mixu Paatelainen has selected a squad mixed with experience and energy for the task and is looking forward to come up with a fast start on Thursday against Cambodia. Mainstays such as Huang Yang, Yapp Hung-fai, Wong Wai, Alexander Akane have all been called up to the travelling party, while youngster such as Sun Ming-him has also been drafted......
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