Friday, October 07, 2011

Azkals vs Lions

Azkals vs Lions, who do you expect to win? No, I'm not referring to a match between stray dogs versus giant cats. Azkals vs Lions is a match between the Philippines and Singapore's football teams. It will happen tonight at the Jalan Besar Stadium.

I was one of those who in Twitter, cheered for the Azkals vs Kuwait. "#WeBelieve" alright. But we're actually waiting for a miracle to happen. The Kuwaitis were more experienced and better equipped. The Singaporeans, 30 notches higher in Rank, are also great footballers, so I'm also also waiting for another miracle to happen. Who knows really if there'll be 30 minutes of madness when the Lion's will stop playing and allow the Azkals to pass by them and score easy goals.

I'd like like the Azkals to win 15-0. That would at least tie the country's most number of goals in a single game. In 1917, during the Far Eastern Championship Games in Tokyo, Paulino Alcantara-led Philippine team defeated Japan 15–2. That was the Philippines' biggest win in international football.

We have some Fil-foreigners in our lineup. But are they at the level of Messi and Ronaldo? So I just have to lower down my expectations. 2-2 will be good enough. Perhaps the Filipinos will understand that. We cannot change our state of football overnight.

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