Azkals Lost to Kuwait, 3-0
July 24, 2011 by cd
The Philippine Azkals lost to Kuwait, 3-0, in the first leg of their FIFA World Cup qualifying match.
The Kuwait National Football team trumped the Philippine Azkals early Sunday morning (Philippine Time) at the 25,000-seater Mohammad Al-Hammad (Qadsia Club) stadium in Hawally.
Yousef Nasser opened the scoring board in the 16th minute, Musaed Neda made it 2-0 in the 65th minute and lastly, Fahed Al-Ibrahim hit the final score for Kuwait in the 85th minute.
The Philippines nearly scored a few minutes into the first half when Phil Younghusband, who played a lone striker role, went one-on-one with the Kuwaiti goalkeeper, who barred his shot.
The win was Kuwait’s 8th-straight victory.
The Azkals in action during this morning’s game were Neil Etheridge, Rob Gier, Jason Sabio, Anton del Rosario, James Younghusband, Phil Younghusband, Manuel Ott, Jason de Jong, Ray Anthony Jónsson, Chieffy Caligdong, and Angel Guirado.
The second leg of the World Cup qualifying tie will be held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium this Thursday, July 28.