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Young Azkals get PH SEA Games campaign going with rout of Timor Leste

Philippine Azkals U23. ZING SPORTS PHOTO

Philippine Azkals U23. ZING Athletics Photo

The Philippines opened its campaign in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Online games on the proper foot, flaunting a fearless attacking show in a 4- rout of Timor Leste in men’s soccer on Friday at Viet Tri Stadium in Phu Tho, Vietnam.

It will only get more difficult from hereon for the Under-23 Azkals, who are grouped with defending champion Vietnam, 2019 runner-up Indonesia and Myanmar.

“We snooze, eat and we go all over again,” stated captain Stephan Schrock, a single of two veterans permitted in SEA Video games football.

The Filipinos battle Vietnam on Sunday and will go into that match with at the very least some momentum after Christian Rontini, Dennis Chung, Jovin Bedic and Oskari Kekkonen presented the aims that gave coach Norman Fegidero his 1st gain in this year’s party.

Rontini cashed in on Schrock’s cross and knocked in a header in the 11th minute, prior to the Filipinos used a powerful next 50 % to finish the hopes of the Timorese.

“It’s always likely to be difficult going into the event since we never know particularly where we are as a crew, but every person confirmed a great deal of motivation and discipline,” mentioned Schrock. “The boys did quite very well.”

The Filipinos have a one-working day split in advance of having on the Vietnamese on Sunday in a match that could ascertain their probabilities of advancing to the semifinals.

Chung acquired on the scoresheet in the 56th minute on an additional setup from Schrock right before Bedic produced it 3- in the 78th minute. Kekkonen scored nine minutes from time.

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