2012 AFF Suzuki Cup: Azkals Lose To Singapore In Semis

The Philippine Azkals suffered defeat from the Singapore Lions 0-1 during the second leg of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup semifinals held at the Jalan Besar stadium on Wednesday, December 12.

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Singapore’s Khairul Amri, the Lions’ 2006-2007 “Player of the Year,” made the lone goal of the game at the 19th minute.

With several attempts to land a shot, the Philippine team tried very hard to equalize the game at the second half to no avail. A non-goalless draw could have put the opponent in trouble and would have secured the Azkals a finals berth.

The Filipinos had the spirit and burning desire to win the match. Unfortunately, the Singaporeans played better in their territory and time wasn’t on the Azkals’ side.

The loss ended the Philippines’ hope to enter the finals of the football competition participated by the national teams of Southeast Asia.

Better luck next time Azkals!