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Swans peck Warriors in IndoChina Cup warm-up

  • Thursday, October 30 2008 @ 09:12 pm ACDT
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The Vietnam Swans scored a meritorious 6 goal victory over the Malaysian Warriors in wet conditions at the RMIT University ground in HoChiMinh City on 25th October to annex the LINFOX-LOSCAM Cup for the first time.

The Warriors have had the edge over the Swans in previous encounters and the result was sweet revenge for a 15 goal drubbing suffered in Kuala Lumpur earlier in the year.

This game served as en excellent warm-up for the Swans as they move on to the inaugural IndoChina Cup scheduled to be played at the Phomn Penh International School on November 22nd.

From an Asian football perspective, this is a particularly exciting encounter as it will see the rebirth of the Cambodian Crocs (or Khmer Roos or Angkor Whats?), a team that had gone into decline over the past few years.

Thanks to the efforts of Greg Eggins and others, the Crocs are alive and well and will be joined by the exciting new force in Asia, the Lao Elephants, the well-established Thailand Tigers and the rapidly improving Vietnam Swans. This should be a great contest and hopefully will become an annual event to join the ever growing pantheon of tournaments in the South East Asian region.

A full report is available at the Vietnam Swans website.