It would be ‘disappointment’ if PH Azkals fail to reach Suzuki Cup Finals

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title One game shy of 100 appearances for the Philippines, Younghusband, however, insists that anything less than a finals spot for the Azkals will be a disappointment particularly with the depth and quality in the squad.“We should be going further than the semifinals,” said Younghusband, who also has 51 goals for the country. “Anything less will be a disappointment.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe Azkals start their campaign on Tuesday against Singapore at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.The Lions, who held the Azkals to a goalless draw in the 2016 tournament in Bulacan, were slated to face Indonesia at the start of Group B matches late Friday night. Younghusband believes the new format will make it tougher for teams to go all the way in the competition ruled by Thailand in 2014 and 2016: “There’s going to be a lot of traveling and we will be away from our families so recovery will be important.”With new coach Sven-Goran Eriksson at the helm with the help of consultant Scott Cooper, the Azkals are looking to carry their fine form in the competition as they are unbeaten in their last seven matches, including a couple of stalemates against Middle East powerhouses Bahrain and Oman. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rising star Ramos stays ahead with wind-blown 75 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ With a new format that requires teams to play home and away games in the group stage, Philippines captain Phil Younghusband sees the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup as the most challenging yet for the Azkals, who are aiming to atone for a disappointing campaign two years ago when they failed to advance to the knockout round.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img

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