Timor Leste vs. Azkals
In perhaps one of the most disappointing lost of the Azkals, the Timor Leste defeated and stunned them with the final score of 0-1 last Tuesday.
The Azkals are the current national football men’s team of the Philippines.
From the latest sporting news update, the Timor Leste beat and stunned the Azkals with the score of 0-1 in the ongoing Chinese Taipei Football Association Invitational Tournament held at the Municipal Stadium in Taipei, Taiwan.
Currently, the Philippine men’s national football team ranked #118 in the Southeast Asia, while the Timor Leste ranked #196.
The Azkals were actually celebrating an important day because of the 7th anniversary of the team when they defeated the powerhouse men’s football team of Vietnam during the AFF Suzuki Cup. As detailed on the reported news, the football fans of the Philippines recognized such victory as “The Miracle in Hanoi” and this gave way to the interest of the country to support their own team.
Last Friday, they managed to beat Laos with the score of 3-1 in the ongoing tournament. Unfortunately, they suffered another defeat against the Chinese Taipei last Sunday with the score of 1-3.
The Chinese Taipei Football Association Invitational Tournament is a crucial opportunity for the Filipino football team. However, they will need to awaits to get a slimmer chance.
During the match against the Timorese men’s football team, Marlon Maro coached the Azkals. He made a decision to bench both the Younghusband brothers and utilized inexperienced starting players.
According to Dan Palami during an interview with the Inquirer, he considered the lost a humiliating experience and must not allow the team to encounter such stunning defeat again.
He added that both Ed Gastanes (PFF General Secretary) and Maro must have consulted the management about the exact players to fill in during the matchup.