HIGHLIGHTS: Suzuki Cup – Azkals vs Myanmar

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The men's Philippine football team faces off against Myanmar, in a battle for the last ticket to the semi-finals on Friday, November 30 at the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand

OUT OF TIME. The Azkals scored late but ended up with no time left to equalize against Thailand. Paul Mulders (R) scored the only goal for the Philiipines. Photo by Anton Sheker / www.goal.ph

Below is the live blog of Rappler on the Azkals’ 2-0 win over Myanmar. Read the full match report here.

MANILA, Philippines – The Azkals are one win away from advancing to the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals, for the second time in a row.

The men’s Philippine football team faces off against Myanmar, in a battle for the last ticket to the semi-finals on Friday, November 30 at the Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand. 

A victory will assure the Azkals of advancing, while a loss will automatically eliminate the Philippines from the tournament. A draw may see the team through depending on goal difference.

Much of the Philippine team stays intact for the Myanmar game, except for a few changes. Midfielder Jerry Lucena, who started in both of the Azkals’ first two games, has returned to his Danish football club and will be unable to play with the team for the rest of the tournament. Additionally, important defender Ray Jonsson will be replaced by Carli de Murga in the starting lineup, as the former nurses an injury.

Head coach Michael Weiss acknowledges the toughness of the Myanmar team, but remains confident in his squad’s chances.

Read more about the match here and follow our coverage of the game below:

– Rappler.com

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