Sunday, July 24, 2011

Azkals' Lost At 1st Leg Of Round 2

The 1st leg of the Round 2 for the FIFA World Cup Qualifier was aired live in the Philippines via ABS-CBN and Studio 23. I was wide awake but unfortunately I haven’t got the chance to watch it from the start. Yet I’m pretty sure it was around 1 o’clock in the morning today.

It was a struggle for the Azkals as they try to achieve even just 1 goal. Although they showed a tough defense, Kuwait’s Al-Azraq team conquered the game with a 3-0 victory.

The 2nd leg will be held here in the Philippines at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday, July 28. This will be a critical game for the Azkals because of the 3-point lead of the Al-Azraqs wherein they need to score 3 goals in their upcoming home game in order to tie it, or better yet, score 4 goals to be able to win it and proceed to Round 3. However, this task is hard to obtain given that the Al-Azraq team’s offense is pretty tight.

Hence, I want to give credits for the great defense shown by Neil Etheridge, Azkals’ goal keeper, who blocked a lot of potential goals from the Al-Azraqs. Kudos! I just hope that the Azkals would have enough strength and luck to win the upcoming 2nd leg game.

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