PH football team defeats Vietnam; shocks league fans


Phil Younghusband scored the Philippines’ second goal 79 minutes into the game. Screencap from AFFSuzukiCup.com.

 

The Philippine football team defeated defending champion Vietnam, 2-0, on December 5 in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 Group B Match in Hanoi, Vietnam, reports GMANews.tv.

According to the report, "television commentators called it the biggest shock in the tournament’s history." Key players British-Filipinos Neil Etheridge and Chris Greatwich, and English-Filipino Phil Younghusband led the team to victory. Goalkeeper Etheridge successfully blocked scoring attempts by Vietnam, while Greatwich and  Younghusband scored in the 38th and 79th minutes, respectively.

 

Scenes from the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010 Group B Match between Philippines and Vietnam


GMANews.tv reports that the Philippines ranks 151 in the FIFA world rankings while Vietnam is listed 13 notches higher. The AFK Suzuki cup is organized by the ASEAN Football Federation and includes teams from Southeast Asia.

 

Philippine team celebrating their victory over Vietnam

 

For more on this story, log on to GMANews.tv and AFFSuzukiCup.com.

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