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Philippine Azkals vs Singapore

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  • Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge

    Defenders: Jeffrey Christiaens, Rob Gier, Jason Sabio, Carli de Murga

    Midfielders: Chieffy Caligdong, Stephan Schrock, Jerry Lucena, James Younghusband

    Forwards: Paul Mulders, Phil Younghusband
  • Azkal's starting lineup
  • Azkals playing in white, Singapore Lions in red
  • Singapore is football-crazy like most Asian countries. The Philippines was not as much into the game until 2010
  • Pitch in not very good condition, surprising in Singapore
  • Amazing save by Etheridge!
  • Ibrahim was absolutely open but Azkals keeper kept his calm and denied the Singaporean
  • Phil Younghusband too individualistic
  • poor clearance by Christaens
  • 1-0 AZKALS!
  • Great team work! Chieffy Caligdong recieved the pass by Shock, dribbles past defender and knocks it in with a deflection by the goalie
  • Phil, that's your brother not Cristiano Ronaldo. No way he could have reached that pass
  • PH in front with virtually no effort
  • Amazing how Chieffy managed to score with his right foot, which he barely uses
  • Singapore putting more effort into keeping possession but Azkals faster on the break
  • Etheridge blocks free kick
  • Nice dribbling by Jerry Lucena
  • Seems to be more of a female crowd judging from the screaming
  • Great cross by Christaens!
  • Uy! Singapore keeper almost gave the ball away
  • Singapore having a hard time getting back into the game after the goal. Azkals now looking very confident
  • Singapore getting carried away with the tiki taka near the box
  • Azkals need to move the ball around much faster to break the Singapore defense
  • Singapore over and wide
  • PH very dangerous on the break
  • Jason Sabio just reached the penalty spot with one of his trademark long throw-ins
  • Near miss!
  • Phil Younghusband could have made it 2-0 but send it wide when he was completely unmarked
  • 14th international goal for Caligdong
  • Pinoy OFWs in the crowd
  • This is the second of 3 international friendlies for the Azkals before the PH Peace Cup in Rizal Stadium
  • Keeper blocks good cross from James YH
  • That looked like a penalty to me
  • Hmmm on second thought, defender does not push Carli de Murga
  • Disallowed! Singapore could have made it 1-1 but scorer was off side
  • PH still ahead 1-0
  • Phil needs to be behind the striker. He is not as good without someone in front he can associate with
  • Time to bring in Guirado as center forward
  • Good chance for Phil but he was off side anyway
  • That was close! Singapore almost scored after Etheridge fumbled. Good thing Sabio cleared
  • Etheridge knocks free kick away just before half time
  • Half time.
  • We're back! Second half.
  • In the replay you can actually see that Chieffy's shot was actually deflected by a patch of grass and not by a defender in the first goal
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