MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine national football team advanced to the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup semi-final by holding Myanmar to a goalless draw in Vietnam on Wednesday.
Myanmar dominated offensively in the first half, but the Azkals' defense stayed solid at the Hien Truong Stadium in Nam Dinh.
However, coach Simon McMenemy's squad was dangerous after the half-time break, with at least 3 scoring attempts rattling the uprights and the crossbar.
The Myanmar goalkeeper was also kept busy by long-range strikes.
The Myanmarese were agressive in the first half, but gradually lost steam.
The Philippines' goalkeeper Neil Etheridge was a dominating presence inside the 18-yard box.
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