Hong Kong pose for a photo before their game against Cambodia. Photos: HKFA

Hong Kong off to a shaky start as they draw with Cambodia in World Cup opener

  • Paatelainen’s charges almost suffer an embarrassing loss against a mainly under-23 side in Phnom Penh
  • Cambodia’s 17-year-old substitute forward comes agonisingly close to finding the winner but is denied by the post
Topic |   Fifa World Cup 2022

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Hong Kong pose for a photo before their game against Cambodia. Photos: HKFA
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Cambodia coach Felix Dalmas and Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen shake hands during Wednesday’s press conference in Phnom Penh. Photos: HKFA

Hong Kong v Cambodia: Mixu Paatelainen’s team looks for flying start in World Cup qualifying opener in Phnom Penh

  • New coach Paatelainen in charge of first competitive game since joining in April
  • Hong Kong beat the Southeast Asian nation twice in 2016
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Cambodia coach Felix Dalmas and Hong Kong coach Mixu Paatelainen shake hands during Wednesday’s press conference in Phnom Penh. Photos: HKFA
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