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Philippine Azkals sweeps Sri Lanka Brave Reds 4-0


I just wanna congratulate the Azkals, the players, the coach, the staff and the Filipinos who all supported the Philippine National Football Team. Azkals you made us proud and happy today. Yes, we know it will be a long time before we reach the World Cup, but it is already a nice start :D. You didn’t disappoint us. A BIG CHEER for all of you for winning today in the jam packed Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. Congrats! Congrats! Congrats! HAIL TO THE AZKALS!

Thanks to Chieffy Caligdong, Phil Younghusband and Angel Guirado for their awesome goals—pretty AWESOME! The Azkals just played a very nice game, the defenders were all great that’s why the Sri Lankans can’t make the goals :D. I hardly noticed Neil Etheridge there because there was less work for him today 🙂 . You all deserve a pat in the back and a warm hug and kisses from all of your screaming fans, we love to do that :D.

This was a nice Sunday. I hope Azkals will be able to play well against Kuwait for their next game for the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers. Go Pinoy! GO AZKALS!

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Qualifying Football Match in Asia has already started. Last June 29, 2011 in Colombo Sri Lanka, the Brave Reds the football players of Sri Lanka faced the Philippine Azkals resulting in 1-1 draw. It was a very physical game with most of the players going down, I pretty noticed that most of the Reds went down and kissing the ground (I’m not really sure if some of them just acted just to get fouls or advantages from their enemy :D).

What I like about the Brave Reds is that they are not afraid to play with the bigger Azkals which was usually composed of the Filipino-foreigners ( guys with Dutch, Spanish, British, German and American blood mixing with their Filipino genes). But the game I saw was just a bunch of amateurs playing on the field when compared to the levels of Iker, Cristiano, Messi and Kaka (of course these guys are not mere mortals :D). Although I was cheering for Azkals to win coz I’m pinoy ;). It was a very disappointing game for me. I was expecting that the Azkals will be more aggressive with their play, but it was crap! It was just a lucky moment when Nate Burkey (American-Filipino) made that goal giving the Azkals an advantage. Noticeable Azkals were Schrock who was like everywhere—-I mean everywhere. His play is different, but I think he still didn’t connect well with his team mates because some of his shots just went to dead air. There was no one to receive the balls he was kicking, but I still like his play though. The Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge just did a great crucial save, it could have been a goal if Neil did not make a “Shaolin Soccer” move :). The Strikers Angel Guirado and Phil Younghusband were not of help for it was said that they were not feeling well. I just hope that their injury will be okay so that they can play this Sunday when their next game will be held in Rizal Memorial Stadium Manila (July 3, 2011). It was also a nice play made by James Younghusband. I was still wondering if it was because of Rob Gier’s deflecting of the ball that caused the Sri Lankan’s to goal (it looked like that way to me).

Come this Sunday, I wanna see a more aggressive, more determined and more goals from the Azkals when they play against the Brave Reds with thousands of Filipinos cheering for them. I hope you guys win because we don’t want it to be the reason football will die again in the Philippines if you don’t. I’m cheering for you guys. I want you to be able to play with Kuwait because they are from different league (they are world cup qualifiers). Wouldn’t it be so sweet if you guys will win this Sunday? You guys can be the next Pacquaio that can unite Filipinos all over the world when there are fights/games. So, let us show the world that Filipinos (and half-Pinoys) know how to play football. Azkals we pray for you. God Bless.