MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals will aim to advance to the Finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup for the first time on Wednesday, December 10 when they take the pitch against the Thailand War Elephans for Leg two of their semifinals match.
After holding tournament favorites Thailand to a scoreless draw in front of their home crowd in Manila, the Azkals are confident going into the last leg of their semifinal bout against the Thais.
Head coach Thomas Dooley likes their chances but said the team has to be on their toes.
"We need to be ready. We need to play the same football we did in Manila. If we can hold [them for] 15-20 [minutes] in Bangkok, I think we have a good chance."
There could be extra motivation on the Azkals' part to give it all in this game after reports that the team received threats prior to the match.
Follow the action on Rappler's live blog at 8pm.