PJ Roberts tips Vietnamese team for TSF 2014 title

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Fox Sports commentator PJ Roberts believes that defending champions Dat Vinh Tien FC will be the team to beat at this year's Tiger Street Football Tournament once again.

Roberts, who is presenting at the competition along with colleague Paul Masefield, believes that the Vietnamese team have what it takes to go all the way again.

"Vietnam did really well last year, they are just so fast and some of their players have probably got what it takes to play professional football" he told FourFourTwo at Wat Bothom, the venue for the Cambodia leg of Tiger Street Football 2014.

"If they haven't changed too many of their players, they will be strong favourites again."

Australian team, Latin Lovers, were also tipped as dark horses for this tournament because of their physical advantage.

Tiger Street Football 2014 ambassador Deco with fans at Wat Bothom. Photo: Weixiang Lim

Both Roberts and Masefield believe that this year's new layout will make the games more exciting.

They also believe the new rule change for the Cambodian leg, which will be announced by TSF 2014 ambassador Deco tomorrow, will open up the game leading to more attacking football and more shots on goal.

"Compared to (former ambassadors) Edgar Davids and Fabio Cannavaro, who were more defensive players, Deco is a true playmaker," Roberts said.

"He is skilful and creative and loves playing football, and you can really see it in the rule changes.

"Events like these very rarely come to Cambodia, so everyone's all excited and looking forward to the games. There's a good buzz and there will be a big crowd for sure."

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