Phil Younghusband and the rest of the Azkals look to book a ticket to the AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals.
Fresh off their 4-1 drubbing of Laos in the opening day of the tournament, the Philippine Azkals are now just a win away from earning a spot in the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals for the third straight time . Before anything else however, the Azkals will need to focus on their upcoming match-up against Group A rivals Indonesia.
The Azkals will be carrying a ton of momentum from their opening day win into their next match thanks in part to the continuous stellar play of Phil Younghusband who scored his 41st international goal in last Saturday’s game, as well as key reserve Patrick Reichelt who came up big against Laos.
Standing in the way for the Philippines is an always dangerous Indonesia team, led by coach Alfred Riedl and team captain Firman Utina.
Indonesia is coming off an opening day 2-2 draw against Vietnam as Zulham Zamrun and Samsul Arif both scored equalizing goals for the Merah Putih. The four-time AFF Championship runners-up will look to make it all the way to the finals again after getting eliminated in the group stages during the 2012 tournament.
The last time that these two squads met was back in an international friendly match back in August of 2013. Indonesia came away with the 2-0 win.
The Philippines currently sits atop the Group A standings with three points, while Indonesia is ranked second with one point, tied with Vietnam.
The Philippine Azkals take on Indonesia on Tuesday, November 25 , 4:30 p.m. LIVE on ABS-CBN Sports+Action channel 23.