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ABS-CBN News, via a Studio 23 coverage, reports that the Philippine Azkals triumphed over Palestine, 4-3, in the third-place match in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup in Nepal. The report noted that it was "their best ever finish in the biennial tournament." Phil Younghusband scored two goals, while Angel and Juani Guirado each scored one goal for the Azkals.
According to an article posted on the AFC Challenge Cup website,† the 24-year-old Younghusband, who scored six goals overall, has been tagged as the top scorer in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. He was given the Golden Boot Award for his achievement.