Azkals make history

TEAMWORK. The Azkals huddle in their game before the LA Galaxy. December 3, 2011. Beth Frondoso.

Amidst sexual harassment accusations hurled against him, Angel Guirado scored the winning goal for the Philippine Football Team during their 2012 AFC Challenge Cup match against 2006 Champions Turkmenistan, Tuesday March 13. The other goal came from Phil Younghusband who scored his 3rd goal of the tournament.

This is the first time the Philippines has qualified to compete at the Challenge Cup. The Azkals lost their opening game to defending champs North Korea, last March 9 but defeated 2008 champs India 2-0 last Sunday, March 11. Next up is their semifinals match vs Turkmenistan on March 16 but it appears 2 key players might not be allowed to play.  

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