The Philippine Men’s National Team’s chances of qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup 2023 were dashed following a 4-0 loss to Palestine, Tuesday 14 June 2022 at the MFF Stadium in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
The result saw the Philippines finish their qualifying campaign in second place with four points.
The Azkals’ qualification to the Asian Cup, however remains in the balance depending on the results of the other groups where five group runners up, along with the group winners will advance to the final round to be played next year.
Goals from Saleh Chihadeh (31’), Tamer Seyam (42’), Mohammed Yamin (55’), and Abu Warda (72’) allowed Palestine to finish as Group A winners.
Gerrit Holtman, who scored the match winner against Mongolia last Saturday, had a chance to reduce the deficit in the first half, but his effort was saved.
Simone Rota, also went close in the hour mark with a header from Holtmann’s free kick, but sent it wide.