Azkals vs Sri Lanka Live Updates

The Philippine Azkals faced Sri Lanka in its first qualifying playoff for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Azkals (Philippines) vs Sri Lanka football match happened at the Colombo Sugathadasa Stadium with live coverage on Studio 23 which started at 5:20 PM and the game kicked off at 6:30PM.

LIVE SCORE UPDATE: Sri Lanka 1, Philippines 1
Sri Lanka's Chathura Gunarathna scores first goal 4 minutes before 2nd half of the game (41st minute)
Not giving his best performance, Phil Younghusband was replaced by Fil-Am Nate Burkey before halftime.
Burkey scored the first goal for the Philippine Azkals 4 minutes after the 2nd half (at 49th minute). He was later replaced by Ian Araneta.
Azkals' players who got 1 yellow card each were James Younghusband, Stephan Schrock and Aly Borromeo.
Sri Lanka also received 3 yellow cards. One each for Anton Nimal Fernando, Nadeeka Pushpakumara and Safraz Kaiz.
Game ends in a draw with 1 goal each for Sri Lanka and Philippines.

Here's the Philippine Azkals' line-up on today's match vs Sri Lanka:

Team Captain: Aly Borromeo
Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge
Strikers: Phil Younghusband, Angel Aldeguer Guirado, Misagh Bahadoran, Ricardo Bicete
Midfielders: James Younghusband, Emilio "Chieffy" Caligdong, Manuel Ott, Jerry Lucena, Stephan Schrock, Nate Burkey
Defence: Aly Borromeo, Anton del Rosario, Rob Gier, Ray Jonsson, Roel Gener, Jason Sabio

The Azkals' starting 11 line-up included Etheridge, Borromeo, Gier, Phil and James Younghusband, Caligdong, Guirado, Mulders, Ott, Shrock and Del Rosario while Sabio, Bahadoran, Araneta and Burkey were subsitutes.

Other qualifying matches for Asian countries are also happening simultaneously with the Philippinez vs Sri Lanka June 29 match being held in different venues, such as Cambodia vs Laos, Nepal vs Timor-Leste, Afghanistan vs Palestine, Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Mongolia vs Myanmar, Vietnam vs Macau and Malaysia vs Taipei.

But the Philippines vs Sri Lanka playoff was predicted to end up as among the 3 most interesting from those 8 matches.

The 2nd leg of the Azkals vs Sri Lanka will be on July 3 to be held at the Rizal Memorial Football Field.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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