13 November 2015

PH Azkals kiss World Cup bid goodbye after horror 1-0 home loss to Yemen

By Karlo Sacamos
THE Philippine men’s football team kissed its World Cup bid goodbye as it bowed to Yemen, 1-0, in their qualifying match on Thursday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The Azkals failed to capitalize on numerous golden chances, before surrendering a late goal against a lower-ranked opponent to get eliminated from contention before a disappointed home crowd.
Ahmed Al-Sarori spelled the biggest difference, finding the back of the net from close range seven minutes before stoppage time as Yemen, already out of the running, lived up to being a spoiler with its first win in six matches in Group H.
Al-Sarori's goal was the first for Yemen in this qualifiers.
The Filipino booters still have two matches remaining that are now left without bearing.



  1. Defender's mistake , i think it was Kevin Engreso who committed his left foot for tackle instead of just blocking and zones the attacker. Instead the yemeni move to his right and rifled a shot thru the second post.

  2. we miss the old guys tandem Anton del rosario and Aly Borromeo...idagdag pa si Jason de Jong..

    sila yung mga beterano...si Aton and jason pwede pa senior squad.

    dapat ni relegate muna ang neophyte sa NT na si Kevin ingreso sa Under 23 squad last yr sea games...bakit kasi isinabak agad sa WC qualifiers unlike sa homegrown defender na si Aguinalado nagsimula siya sa friendly matches against Malaysia, Azerbajian bago isinabak sa defunct AFC challenge Cup and AFF Suzuki Cup last yr.

    kaya malaki naging improvement ni Aguinaldo sana payagan siyang makalaro sa 2017 sea games..magagamit nya ang experience and exposure nya sa senior team para tulungan ang U23 squad natin sa SEA games

  3. The Fall of Philippine Football