Football: Philippine U22 National Team drops first two matches in AFF tourney

ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 19, 2019 07:03 PM
U22 National Team drops first two matches in AFF tourney
(Photo courtesy of The PFF)

The Philippine U22 National Team has dropped their first two matches in the 2019 AFF U22 Championships in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

In their opening on Sunday, February 17th, the Pinoy side squandered a 1-goal lead to lose to Vietnam, 2-1. 

University of the Philippines standout JB Borlongan put the Philippines ahead early in the second half, but Trần Danh Trung  came up with the equalizer in the 74th minute. 

Four minutes later, Vietnam took over thanks to Lê Minh Bình. 

The Pinoy side could not come up with an equalizer of their own, as they went on to fall, 2-1. 

Looking to bounce back and salvage their tournament, the Philippines took on powerhouse Thailand, but suffered an even bigger loss, falling 0-3, on Tuesday, February 19. 

Thailand only needed three minutes to score as Jaroensak Wonggorn found the back of the net for the opening goal. 

Nine minutes later, Jedsadakorn Kowngam doubled the Thailand lead, before Saringkan Promsupa put the match on ice with an 84th minute conversion to make it a 3-0 for the group leaders. 

The Pinoy side can end their campaign on a high note when they take on also-winless Timor Leste on Thursday, February 21.

 

 

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