Despite lower rank, Thais show true strength by beating Azkals

first_imgView comments Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ EDITORS’ PICK World champions collide in Clark Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND An AFF Suzuki Cup between Philippines and Thailand at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE— At the end of the day, Thailand is still number one.That’s what coach Kiatisuk Senamuang wanted to showcase despite resting majority of his usual starters for the match against the Philippines on Friday in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup at Philippine Sports Stadium here.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Kiatisuk said: “We wanted the full three points in this match, the same way we wanted in our past matches. Our goal never changes, and our forecast is to be the champion.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Kiatisuk also shared that the win is a statement that Thailand is still the best team in the region despite what the Fifa rankings show.“Today, we wanted to show the ASEAN how strong we are. We want to look at the Fifa ranking and show that we can beat number one team in the ASEAN,” he said.The Philippines is placed at 117 in the latest rankings, 12th in Asia and top in Southeast Asia.Thailand, meanwhile, is at 129, tied with Vietnam as the 15th best team in the continent.With the group stages now over, the War Elephants shift their attention to the bigger goal, which is to retain their title in the biennial meet.ADVERTISEMENT “We rested our players and we showed how deep our team is, and I know we have great players in our lineup,” he said after the War Elephants’ 1-0 victory over the Azkals.READ: Azkals lose to Thais, bomb out of Suzuki Cup at homeFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSarawut Masuk squeaked in a late goal at the 81st minute to break the hearts of the Filipinos in attendance.Over at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Stefano Lillipaly gave Indonesia a 2-1 win in the 85th minute of its duel against Singapore to snag the second spot in Group A and advance to the semifinals, completing the devastating 10 minutes for the hosts. We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportslast_img

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