A tied match with the Azkals on February 29 resulted in the Malaysian men’s football team dropping two spots from 150 to 152 in the FIFA world rankings. The Filipino football players remained in the 156th spot and were unaffected by the friendly which was held in Manila. The game ended with a draw, 1-1. While the Azkals failed to pull an upset – Malaysia was the 2011 SEA Games gold medalist – the Philippine team’s performance was nevertheless considered commendable. More details in Rappler.
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