MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals settled for a second straight draw against Indonesia, 2-2, in Group A action in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup on Tuesday, November 22 at the Philippine Sports Stadium.
The path to the next round looks much tougher for the Filipinos as they needed those 3 points off a win after they had a scoreless draw against Singapore 4 days ago. The Philippines now has just two points on the standings because of the draw. Only the top two teams move on to the next round.
The hosts take on Thailand, who leads the table with 6 points, on Friday, November 25.
The Azkals opened what was considered a must-win match on a disastrous note, allowing Fachruddin Wahyudi Aryanto an early goal at the 7-minute mark. But Misagh Bahadoran canceled out the early advantage with the equalizer at 31 minutes.
The Philippines dodged a number of bullets from Indonesia until 68th minute when Boas Salossa shoved the Indonesians ahead.
Phil Younghusband came to the rescue in the 82nd minute with a free kick to equalize again but time ran out for the Azkals. – Rappler.com
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