Azkals one win away from Suzuki Cup semifinals

ALL HAIL CHIEFFY. Chieffy Caligdong scored the lone goal of the match in the Azkals' crucial victory over Vietnam. Photo by Anton Sheker.
Following their 2-1 loss to Thailand last Saturday, the Philippine Azkals kept their Suzuki Cup dreams alive with a 1-0 win over Vietnam Tuesday, November 27 in Bangkok, Thailand. The last minute goal was courtesy of Chieffy Caligdong in the 85th minute. Caligdong a substitute, took advantage of fresh legs to convert a pass from Angel Guirado. The win puts the team a step closer to the semifinals. A win against Myanmar next on Friday will guarantee them that spot. In 2010, the Azkals bested then Suzuki Cup defending champions Vietnam in what is known as one of the tournament’s biggest upsets ever. The win catapulted the team into then ation’s consciousness.

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