first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30Eriksson’s ‘Azkals’ put Philippines on Asian Cup map00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View comments Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting But two late quick-fire goals courtesy of substitutes Tran Danh Trung and Le Minh Binh left coach Anto Gonzales’ charges shell-shocked as they opened their Group A campaign with a defeat.Minh Binh’s flick past Filipino goalkeeper Michael Asong with four minutes remaining turned out to be the match winner for the Vietnamese side that is looking to carry the momentum of its senior team’s success in the AFF Suzuki Cup last year and the AFC Asian Cup last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“The boys fought hard,” said Gonzales.” But we collapsed toward the end. This is the result of just two weeks of training. I don’t blame the players. They did well under the circumstances.”The Filipinos will face Thailand on Tuesday, before wrapping up their group assignments on Thursday against Timor Leste. Only the top two teams from the group will advance to the semifinals of the tournament also serving as a warmup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. LATEST STORIES National cyclists dreaming of Tokyo 2020 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Philippines defender Jordan Jarvis challenges for the ball against two Vietnamese players. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Philippines gave fancied Vietnam all that it can handle before falling, 2-1, last Sunday night at the start of the AFF Under-22 Championship at National Olympic Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.Lacking in preparation but never in fighting spirit, the young Azkals looked primed for an upset when they took the lead through University of the Philippines star Jeremiah Borlongan, who rifled home a free kick six minutes into the second half.ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantslast_img

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