The Asian Football Confederation dished out a $5,000 fine to the Football Federation of Cambodia yesterday citing the inability of the Federation to ensure the absence of crowd trouble during last month’s AFC Cup qualifier between Cambodia and Vietnam at Phnom Penh’s National Olympic Stadium.
According to the AFC, Asian football’s governing body, the FFC failed in its obligation to “take every safety precaution” and “ensure that law and order is maintained in the stadium.”
Vietnam fans were guilty of setting off fireworks on two occasions during the qualifier,which Cambodia lost 2-1, with some fans even gaining entry to the pitch after the final whistle.
For their part in the debacle, The Football Federation of Vietnam was fined $15,000.
The kingdom’s football authority was last hit with a $10,000 fine in December 2016 for breaching rules regarding player registration during NagaWorld’s AFC Cup qualifying bid earlier that year.