Karl Decena, InterAKTV
Philippine Air force walked out of its United Football Cup match against Stallion Sta. Lucia on Tuesday night at the Emperador Stadium.
Air Force abandoned the match at the 36th minute after four of its players were each slapped with a red card after an altercation at the 21st minute. Stallion also had one player ejected from the match with a red card.
With the development, Stallion earned its third victory to lead Group C with nine points, formalizing its entry into the knockout stages. Air Force also made it to the next round after finishing third in the bracket with six points.
In the other Group C match, Agila FC edged Cebu Queen City United with a 1-nil victory.
Wanyou Vagbe scored at the ninth minute to give Agila its lone goal of the match. The squad still has a chance of making it to the next round if it becomes the best fourth-placed squad among the groups.
Only the top three teams from each group earn automatic tickets to the Round of 16.
The loss put Cebu Queen City behind Stallion in the group with seven points.