Post by pilferpatchy on Sept 22, 2018 22:07:09 GMT 8
The 2018 Bangabandhu Gold Cup is the fifth edition of the tournament organized by the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF). This edition will run from 1 to 12 October and will feature 6 teams.
1 Oct : Bangladesh v Laos (Group B) 2 Oct : Nepal v Tajikistan (Group A) 3 Oct : PHILIPPINES v Laos (Group B) 4 Oct : Tajikistan v Palestine (Group A) 5 Oct : Bangladesh v PHILIPPINES (Group B) 6 Oct : Palestine v Nepal (Group A)
9 Oct : Winner Group B v Runner-up A 10 Oct : Winner Group A v Runner-up B
24 September 2018 Azkals step up buildup for AFF, Asian Cups By Olmin Leyba MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Azkals step up on their buildup for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup and 2019 Asian Cup with more overseas sorties next month, seeing action in the Bangabandhu Gold Cup in Bangladesh and playing Oman during separate training camp in Qatar. Azkals manager Dan Palami said coach Scott Cooper will give players who weren’t part of the pool that earlier trained in Bahrain and played against the Bahrainis last month a chance to prove themselves in the Oct. 1-12 Bangabandhu Cup against host Bangladesh, Asian Cup campaigner Palestine, Laos, Nepal and Tajikistan. The rest of the mainstays will fly to Qatar for training from Oct. 8-15 with a friendly against the Omanis on Oct. 13. “The players who will go to Bangladesh will be the ones whom the coach would want to see play, the new players and the comebacking players who weren’t called up in the first camp (Bahrain). We proceed to Qatar on the 8th to hold a camp there and play against Oman on the 13th. That’s the next phase of our preparations,” Palami said. Newly installed Cooper previously held his first camp with the Azkals in Bahrain, where the team battled the Bahrainis to a 1-1 draw.
“It was a very successful, productive training camp in Bahrain. Considering we only had two days training session before the game, we did well and drew with Bahrain, and there’s good reason to be optimistic. Right now, since bago ang coach, we’re still in the process of selecting the final lineup but it looks good because there’ s a bigger pool of talents we’ll be choosing from,” said Palami. Phl handed the coaching reins to Cooper, originally the team’s adviser, following the withdrawal of Terry Butcher. “We only had two training sessions before the (Bahrain) game maganda naman ang result. Players understand what’s supposed to be done,” said Palami, whose wards are out for redemption in the Nov. 8-Dec. 15 Suzuki Cup after missing the semis in 2016 and look forward to making a memorable debut in the Asia’s showpiece tournament slated Jan. 5-Feb. 1, 2019 in the UAE. www.philstar.com/sports/2018/09/24/1854207/azkals-step-buildup-aff-asian-cups
First 18 minutes and the Azkals are content to pass it among themselves in the back, slow and lethargic, as if wanting to conserve their energy or inviting Bangladesh to play it high. Bangladesh not biting and also content to stay on their side when the Azkals have possession, but when they counter attack look more energetic.
There it is. GOAL for the Azkals. It's intentional that they wanted to bring the ball up through the ground instead of the long ball. There was one long pass leading up to the goal, but for the most part this started from the GK and then through nice passing and teamwork, a goal from #22 (Kenshiro Daniels?).
Very strong sense of patience and deliberate control from the Azkals. Sticking to their formation (2 in the back, then 4 in front of that) in passing the ball around until that chance for a through ball or long pass from the midfield to the top third. Haven't seen the Azkals play too much like this in the past. Could be new coach, or maybe it's just hot (84F) so would be wise to conserve energy. If Bangladesh keeps on running at max when they counter, they will surely run out of energy towards the end of the game.
Bangladesh knocking on the door for a goal. They just missed a header that would've beaten the GK but the player misdirected the ball. In this 2nd half probably 70% of the play has been in the Philippines side due to their reluctance to move forward and Bangladesh's willingness for more aggressive play.
Still, for the most pasrt the Azkals defense is holding up well and the offense is patient for that one or two good chances to come by.
The Azkals survive attack after relentless attack in the last 15 minutes. At least two shots on goal that I'm sure Bangladesh would like to take back and do again. Just a little better in direction would've resulted in a tie. The Azkals were clearly not interested in getting that 2nd goal. Their strategy was to defend that lead. Worked this game, but there were close calls. Overall a very good game. Also helped that the stadium was filled and the fans loud all throughout.
Ming Fu: Si Fu Ming pala yung referee kahapon. Ngayon ko lang natandaan.
Nov 26, 2018 21:06:44 GMT 8
really: @pissed. What's the big deal with calling the national team as "Azkals" it doesn't come off as a club team for me. Its obviously the national team nickname; same as Gilas Pilipinas. Its not Azkals FC or Azkals United.
Nov 28, 2018 0:05:08 GMT 8
delver: I don't mind the national football team being called "Azkals". What I'm concerned about is how they always use the "Azkals" logo on their training kits/jackets and in promoting the games instead of the PFF crest.
Nov 28, 2018 9:14:16 GMT 8