PH Azkals make AFF Suzuki Cup semis after goalless draw vs Indonesia

first_imgPhoto from AFF Suzuki Cup Twitter accountJAKARTA – As the final whistle blew at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium, the Philippine Azkals hardly showed any emotion.A goalless draw with Indonesia was enough to send the Azkals to the semifinals of the AFF Suzuki Cup, but this was a team that knew they could have done better even with the tough conditions at the Indonesian capital. ADVERTISEMENT But the Azkals once again showcased a disciplined performance, stopping the Indonesia transition with timely tackles.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis PLAY LIST 03:42SEA Games: Rogen Ladon enters flyweight boxing semis00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gilas Pilipinas loses to Lebanon anew, goes 1-3 in tune-up games Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In truth, the Azkals would have already sealed their entry to the next round, with Singapore losing to Thailand,0-3, in Bangkok, but the post match reaction was a clear indication that they are never satisfied.“I thought we could have played better,” said Azkals coach Sven Goran Eriksson, after the Filipinos returned to the knockout stage after missing out on the 2016 edition that it hosted. “We’re happy that we’re through to the next round, but we have to improve if we want to go to the final.” FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Azkals, who finished the group stage with two wins and two draws for eight points, two behind Thailand, will next face Vietnam in the knockout stage with the first leg set at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City on Dec. 2. The return leg will be four days later in Hanoi, the place where they first made their mark in the competition. Chances came at a premium as Manny Ott bungled thre opportunities in second half after Stephan Schrock scuffed an effort wide in the fourth minute. The Azkals also had to survive the absence of Phil Younghusband, who had to leave the match in the first half after sustaining a cut. center_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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