AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 Champion, Singapore

This is a long overdue post.  This  should have been posted last December 22 and before it slip off my mind, I would like to congratulate Singapore Lions for being the champions of Suzuki Cup 2012.   It just shows how close the Azkals  are to winning the AFF Suzuki Cup. Philippine Azkals defeated Lions twice in the past two international friendlies before the Suzuki Cup.  It’s  just so unfortunate that Azkals did not make it to championship.  Till next Suzuki Cup.

Related story:  Weiss Upbeat on Azkals Future

Another heartbreak

After Pacquiao’s loss,  now comes another heartbreak.  Azkals lost the game to Singapore in the second leg.  Singapore now advances to Final vs Thailand or Malaysia. The  dream to make another  history comes to end.  Till next Suzuki Cup   Azkals,  I’m sure you’ll play better next year.  Goodbye to Suzuki Cup  dream.  Nevertheless, the boys  played well tonight but I think they played better in the first leg. 🙁


On top of this all, I want to congratulate the Azkals for making it to the semi-finals.  The game was really physical.  Some Azkals sustained some injuries during the game. 🙁    I hope I could post more of what I really watched in the game but I  leave it to football analysts and other  sportscasters for their comments and game analysis.  My heart  cried so hard when I saw Phil Younghusband and Dennis Cagara badly hurt.   Now it’s time to go home and rest and prepare for the next game,   probably Challenge Cup?

Draw Result for Home Game 0-0 Azkals vs Singapore

It’s  0-0 for the 1st  Leg of Suzuki Cup 2012 between  Azkals  and  Singapore.  According to Coach Weiss, the result is not a win, but it’s a good result.   Azkals did not give a chance for visiting team to score an  away goal and that’s really a good result for the Philippine Azkals.   Azkals put  the Lions  under pressure  for the 2nd leg.  For the Azkals,   they  need   to equalize the score to advance to final.  If we make at least one goal,  Singapore needs  2  goals to win.  Nevertheless,   Azkals need to concentrate on the away game.  Let’s all hope for a  better result and cheers for  the Azkals.

Malaysia vs. Thai for Group A, 1st Leg

Meanwhile, I watched Malaysia vs Thailand last night for the 1st leg  held at National Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Malaysia.  The huge stadium was jampacked with  football fans who supported their home game with  cheers and chants.  I was tweeting when a  girl  tweetmate replied to my updates. She said, it looks like we were only two watching the game via Star Sports  and not affected much of  Pacquiao’s loss.   Malaysia drew 1-1 against Thailand.   It was an away goal for Thailand.  The  2nd leg would be a big advantage for Thailand,  an away goal plus home advantage.  I cheered for Thailand because they played so intense but when I  watched how Malaysia team played, I changed my mind.   Any of  the two  teams would be a good opponent for Azkals,  should Azkals  advance to  final game.  *Keeping my fingers crossed*

Next game:

AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 Semifinals 2nd leg
Dec 12 8pm Jalan Besar Singapore v Philippines  (away game)
Dec 13 7pm Supachalasai Thailand v Malaysia


Azkals advances to Suzuki Cup semi-finals

Just a short update. I did not get the chance to watch the game last Saturday  between Azkals and Myanmar.  I was  out  for a weekend trip and there’s no TV  or Wifi at the resort.  I watched the replay last Sunday night via ESPN where it was played  three times that day.   Phil Younghusband scored a goal few minutes at the start of second half  while Angel Guirado sealed  the score to  2 – 0  just a minute  before the referee blew the final whistle.

The next game will be on Saturday, December 8,  8pm,   for the first leg of  the semi-finals  of Suzuki Cup where Azkals will meet Singapore at  Rizal Memorial Stadium,  live via AKTV.   I just  checked the ticketworld website and tickets are now on a Limited Status,  meaning, tickets are almost sold out.  So get your ticket now or  you’ll miss the game live.     Second leg  to be held on December 12 at Jalan Basar Stadium.


Philippine Azkals vs Vietnam, 1 – 0

Once again, Cheiffy Caligdong scored another heroic goal. It’s a  win for the Azkals!  Chieffy  scored a goal on the 85th minute!

Fulltime Score:   Vietnam  0 – 1 Philippines!

Congratulations Azkals! Now looking forward to the next game on Friday,  November 30,  9:15pm, Philippines vs Myanmar (ESPN)