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IN PHOTOS: Azkals vs. Malaysia

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Snapshots of the action-packed game between the Azkals and Malaysia that resulted in a 1-1 draw

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine men’s football team tied the Malaysian national team 1-1 in an exciting, tough friendly that challenged both sides. Rizal Stadium was filled with energy as the two squads battled it out until the last minute. A goal by Denis Wolf on the 34th minute put the Azkals up for most of the game until Ahmad Shakir Md Ali netted a goal on the 91st minute for Malaysia. Read the full story.

Here are some snapshots of the FIFA-sanctioned international friendly.

AZKALS IMPROVEMENT. The Azkals' draw with the tough Malaysian team is a sign of huge improvement on their part. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

 

THE WOLF IS ON FIRE. Newcomer Denis Wolf was the sole goal scorer for the Azkals when he headed the ball into the goal on the 34th minute. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

MAN ON GOAL. Neil Etheridge's presence is felt on defense when he plays for the Azkals, deflecting even the most dangerous shots on goal. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

GOOD SPIRITS. James Younhusband shares a smile with Neil Etheridge as they walk to the pitch before the game. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

KEEPING WATCH. Ray Jonsson stays with his man at the Azkals' match against Malaysia. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

TEAMWORK. While the Azkals have not had a chance to train together extensively, they showed improved cohesion in their match against Malaysia. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

PROTECTING THE GOAL. Juan Luis Guirado, James Younghusband, Angel Guirado and Denis Wolf build a wall to ward off a free kick. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

ALL OUT SUPPORT. The Kaholeros came united to cheer on the Azkals in their match against Malaysia. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

MALAYSIAN SUPPORT. Football is a huge sport in Malaysia and fans came in hordes to cheer for their team. February 29, 2012. Emil Sarmiento.

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