Azkals forge tie with Yemenis, inch closer toward AFC Asian Cup slot

first_imgWith four regular starters out due to injuries, Dooley tinkered with his lineup, giving JPV Marikina defender Sean Kane a surprise start at central defense, while Davao Aguilas’ Simone Rota returned from injury and Daisuke Sato regained his leftback spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We’re going to close the deal in Nepal,” vowed Azkals coach Thomas Dooley. “We came here to win, but at least we didn’t lose. We’re very happy with the point.”“The team didn’t deserve to go home with a loss. The spirit was great, the preparation was great for this game. I’m actually satisfied overall.”Tawfik Ali put Yemen ahead with an opportunistic strike in the 63rd minute after the Azkals failed to clear a corner.The Azkals quickly brought more men forward with little effect until substitute Junior Muñoz showed grit and determination as he marauded down the right and cut the ball back for Phil Younghusband, who took a touch for Mulders.Ott managed to stay onside before showing composure to finish as the Azkals found the equalizer right at the death.ADVERTISEMENT CIMB Classic: Pagunsan assured of P.65 million Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES FILE  Photo by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netSummoning its old, fighting form, the Philippines moved within a whisker of an AFC Asian Cup spot after salvaging a 1-1 draw with Yemen Tuesday night at Al Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar.For the second straight game, the Azkals needed a late goal to secure a point against the Yemenis as Mike Ott struck in the 89th minute to keep the Filipinos in pole position in Group F, where the top two sides will qualify for the tournament in the United Arab Emirates in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ The Azkals struggled to break down the Yemenis for most of the match until Ott, who plays for Angthong United in the Thai second division, got on the end of a clever ball from Paul Mulders and beat Mohammad Ayash at his near post for the equalizer.The result increased the Azkals’ tally to eight points, two ahead of Tajikistan and Yemen, which play against each other in November in Dushanbe.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe Azkals can seal qualification in the continent’s showpiece tournament with a victory over Nepal in Kathmandu on Nov. 14.With only a point to show from its first four matches, the Nepalese are virtually out of the running for an AFC Cup berth. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

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CYCLING: FOUR MASTERS CHARITY CYCLING THIS SUNDAY

first_imgFour Masters Cyclling Club will take to the roads of Donegal this coming Sunday to raise funds for The North West Blood Bike, a Volunteer Bike Service providing a free out of hours service to the HSE in the North West of Ireland, based in Co Donegal.Their aim is to provide an out of hours FREE service to the HSE in the west. They will transport Urgently needed Blood, Blood Products, Drugs, Human Tissue, Breast Milk and any other medical requirments that can be safely carried via Motorbike, between hospitals, clinics and blood transfusion banks.Operation hours are 7pm to 7am Monday to Thursday and from 7pm on Friday to 7am on Monday. Currently this service is carried out by use of hiring taxis at a huge expense, in an already underfunded area.By providing their free service they hope to relieve some of the pressure on the HSE so that those funds can be put to a better use.All their riders will be RoSPA trained and Garda Vetted.Four Masters Cycling Club would like to get behind this great imitative and raise some money to help fund this venture. With this in mind they are running a charity cycle on Sunday 24th March from the Aura Centre in Letterkenny. All profits from this cycle will go directly to North West Blood Bikes. Sign on will open at the Aura in Letterkenny from 8.30am with the event leaving at 9.30am. Please remember this is not a race. Min entry fee for CI members is €10.00 or €12.00 for non members.The route for this event is Meenaroy, Fintown, Doochary, Gartan, Churchill and back to the Aura in Letterkenny where showers and light refreshments will be served.Due to the hilly nature of this course the pace will only be controlled as far as Breenagh, Hope to see you all there for this worthy causeFurther details and route maps etc can be found of www.fourmasterscycling.com, or by contact Liam on 087 2902515 CYCLING: FOUR MASTERS CHARITY CYCLING THIS SUNDAY was last modified: March 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FOUR MASTERS CYCLING CLUBlast_img read more

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