Azkals lose bid for finals

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

Turkmenistan defeated the Azkals 2-1 in the semifinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup on Friday, March 16 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Their loss spelt a foregone ticket to the finals. Phil Younghusband scored the sole goal for the Philippines on the 25th minute, bringing the score to 1-0. The loss will pit them against whoever loses the North Korea-Palestine match, for a shot at 3rd place. Earlier, the men’s Philippine football team made history by qualifying for the semifinals of the AFC Challenge Cup. It’s a first for the Azkals. They beat Tajikistan 2-1 on March 13 and India 2-0 on March 11. The game this Friday was  interesting to watch for many reasons. Rappler lists 5 of them