The Philippine Men’s National Team settled for a scoreless draw against Yemen in their opening match in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers Wednesday at the MFF Stadium in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Despite dominating the match in terms of possession, the Azkals were unable to find the breakthrough. Chances from Oliver Bias, Kenshiro Daniels, and Bienvenido Marañon came close for the Philippines.
Yemen also were dangerous on the counter, and almost won it late in the match if not for goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.
The Philippines next face Mongolia on Saturday 11 June 2022 at the same venue. Only the group winner, along with the five best second placed teams will qualify for Asia’s showpiece competition next year.
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