Tough Tuesday for PH football contingent in SEA Games

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 22, 2017 06:32 PM
Tough Tuesday for PH football contingent in SEA Games
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The Philippine men's and women's national football teams had a rough Tuesday, as both squads absorbed losses in the 2017 SEA Games Football tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

The men's team picked up their third straight loss after falling to Thailand, 0-2, at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium.

With just three points in four matches played, the Philippines have been eliminated from contention, as they drop to fourth place in Group B.

The Pinoys have one match left in the group stages, against Timor-Leste on Thursday, August 24th at 4:00 PM. 

The women's team were on the opposite end of an offensive onlsaught as they fell to Myanmar, 0-6, at the UM Arena Stadium. 

The Myanmar team started hot, going up 4-0 in just the first 20 minutes of the contest. They scored twice more in the second half to secure the 6-0 victory. 

The Filipinas suffer their second straight loss and sit at fourth place with three points. With one match left, they are no longer in contention for a podium finish. 

Philippines closes out the group stage with a match against tournament-leading Thailand on Thursday, August 24th at the UiTM Stadium at 4:00 PM. 

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