28 November 2018

Philippines Host Vietnam In AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 Semifinal First Leg

The quest for regional supremacy continues for the Philippine Men’s National Team as they face Vietnam in the semifinal round of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018.
The first leg will be held this coming Sunday 2 December 2018 at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. Kick off time is at 7:30 PM.
It is the Azkals’ fourth time in the semifinals having advanced in 2010, 2012, and 2014. The Philippines join defending champions Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia in the knockout stages which begin this weekend.
The Philippines finished the group stage with 8 points having collected two wins, against Singapore and Timor Leste, and two draws, against Thailand and Indonesia.
“We know what this team, the Men’s National Team is capable of,” said PFF president Mariano Araneta Jr. “We have reached the semifinals for the fourth time and once again we call all football fans and stakeholders to show your support as the team bids for a spot in the final.”
“It feels good, we missed the semifinal the last time we hosted. The players are motivated and we hope everyone in the Philippines is happy with the achievement. We look forward to face Vietnam in the semifinals,” said team manager Dan Palami. “We have to credit the heart of the players who give their all every time they are on the pitch.”
The Philippines made their mark with a 2-0 win against Vietnam in 2010 in Hanoi, and followed it up by a 1-0 win in Bangkok. Their last meeting in 2014 saw Vietnam win 3-1 in Hanoi.
Match tickets will be sold at all SM Tickets outlets beginning Wednesday 28 November 2018. The purchased tickets from SM Tickets must be swapped for the actual match ticket to enter the stadium.
Ticket swapping will be held on Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December 2018 at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium starting at 3:00 PM


  1. My Fearless forecast & detailed predictions: Philippines vs Vietnam

    Panaad Stadium Attendance: 10,000

    Philippines Predicted Starting XI
    3-4-3 formation
    Michael Falkesgaard(Five shots saved, 1 Goals Conceded, man of the match)
    Álvaro Silva(5 Headed Clearances, 5 Aerial Battles Won, 2 Tackles won)
    Carli de Murga(30 passes completed, 3 Tackles won, 2 Aerial Battles Won, 1 Interception, 2 Blocks)
    Kevin Ingreso(30 passes completed, 2 Interceptions)
    Martin Steuble(35 passes completed, 2 Tackles won, 1 Interceptions)
    Manny Ott(45 passes completed, 3 Tackles won, 4 Corner Kicks, Ott's late freekick lead to an OG by Vietnam)
    Stephan Schröck(30 passes completed, 5 Crosses completed, 1 "Shot on target")
    James Younghusband(1 "Shots on target")
    Phil Younghusband(30 passes completed, 1 "Shots on target", 1 Goal scored(FK))
    Patrick Reichelt(1 "Shots on target")
    Jovin Bedic

    Iain Ramsay
    Curt Dizon
    Mike Ott

    Vietnam Stats & Predicted Starting XI
    3-4-3 formation
    Đặng Văn Lâm, GK(3 shot saved, 2 Goals Conceded)
    Quế Ngọc Hải, CB(34 passes completed, 1 goal(OG), red card(two yellow cards))
    Trần Đình Trọng, CB(2 Tackles won)
    Đỗ Duy Mạnh, DF(42 passes completed)
    Lương Xuân Trường, CM(35 passes completed)
    Nguyễn Quang Hải, LM(55 passes completed, 1 "Shot on target")
    Nguyễn Trọng Hoàng, AM(39 passes completed, 1 "Shot on target")
    Nguyễn Công Phượng, LW(35 passes completed, 1 "Shot on target")
    Nguyễn Tiến Linh, ST(2 "Shot on target", 1 goal scored)
    Nguyễn Anh Đức, CF(1 Goal Assists, 1 "Shot on target")

    Nguyễn Văn Quyết, SS
    Phan Văn Đức, LM
    Phạm Đức Huy, DM

    Final Score
    PHILIPPINES – 15 SHOTS, 4 "Shot on target", 315 passes completed, Ball position 45%
    VIETNAM – 17 SHOTS, 6 "Shot on target", 385 passes completed, Ball position 55%

    First Leg 2-1
    Second Leg 1-1(Phil Younghusband PK, Nguyễn Anh Đức 1 goal scored)
    Philippines won 3–2 on aggregate.

    1. attendance is pathetic. kala ko kaya sa Panaad para maraming manood, almost same or better attendance pa pala sa RMS. Mentally beaten tong Viet saten, I'll go for 2-0 win by the Phil.