The Philippine national football team bid its title hopes
goodbye after bowing to Vietnam, 2-1, in the second leg of
their AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal at the My Dinh National Stadium
After holding the host team scoreless in first half, the
Philippine Azkals conceded 2 goals.
The Azkals entered Thursday’s match down 2-1 on aggregate
following their loss to Vietnam at home.
They needed to score at least 2 goals against the Vietnamese
But Nguyen Quang Hai scored a goal in the 83rd minute, followed
by another strike by Nguyen Cong Phuong 3 minutes later.
In the 89th minute, James Younghusband pulled off one for the
Philippine side to cut Vietnam’s lead to 2-1.
Vietnam will face Malaysia in the final.
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