Why Cambodia is more important for Australia than the A-League

A-League clubs have lost some key players at a crucial time in the season to play in the Under-23 Championship qualifiers this week, but this momentary pain for the league could result in significant future gain for Australian football.

Denounced on social media, the artificial grass on which Graham Arnold’s young guns tackle Cambodia, Chinese Taipei and Korea Republic in the AFC Under-23 Championship qualifiers is a molten, rutted black and green patchwork quilt of burning rubber.

Former Socceroo turned Malaysia Under-23’s assistant coach Brad Maloney has first-hand knowledge of what Australia can expect in their opener against the hosts on Friday evening.

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