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Nepal stalls Azkals' bid for 2019 AFC Asian Cup

All they needed was one goal, but the Philippine Azkals didn't get it against Nepal on Tuesday (Manila time).

The Azkals, who are on top of their group, were chasing a historical win in their AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Nepal at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu.

The Philippine Azkals will have to beat Tajikistan next year if they want to qualify for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Photo from AFC.com
But the host team managed to hold them to a scoreless draw.

Azkals had more control of the ball in the first half as the nationals consistently pressured Nepal's defense.

The Nepalese squad, however, did a better job thwarting the Azkals, who struggled to control the midfield.

Full Article: http://news.abs-cbn.com/sports/11/14/17/nepal-stalls-azkals-bid-for-2019-afc-asian-cup

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