MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine Azkals are hoping to have extra breaks than the final time once they search to get an all-important consequence in opposition to Indonesia of their World Cup/Asian Cup Qualifiers match on Tuesday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Coach Michael Weiss expressed confidence that the Azkals can carry their valiant effort from their 2-0 loss to Vietnam into the competition which the nationwide staff mentor described as a match that would decide both staff’s destiny in progress previous the second spherical of the Asian Qualifiers.
“For each groups, it’s do-or-die,” Weiss mentioned through the pre-match press convention at close by Ninoy Aquino Stadium. “Perhaps if we don’t win, or perhaps if Indonesia doesn’t win, it could possibly be very tough for both of us to advance within the subsequent spherical.”
The highest two groups in Group F will advance to the third spherical of the World Cup Qualifiers whereas securing a direct spot within the 2027 Asian Cup.
The underside two nations are going to be relegated within the third spherical of the Asian Cup Qualifiers.
Indonesia absorbed a 5-1 loss to Iraq within the different match of the group final Thursday in Basra.
Weiss and the Azkals are banking on how they virtually salvaged at the least a tie in opposition to Vietnam can translate into one thing constructive within the 7 p.m. recreation.
“Hopefully we will have a little bit of luck that we didn’t have in opposition to Vietnam,” mentioned Weiss.
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