SEA Games: Azkals handed tough draw for football

Philippines finished with four defeats in four games in the 2015 SEA Games. (Photo: Reuters)

Philippines was drawn into the group of death in football for the upcoming 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (8 July).

The Azkals were drawn into Group B, and will face defending champions Thailand and Vietnam, the second runners-up in 2015.

Other teams in Group B include Indonesia, who finished fourth in 2015, Cambodia and Timor-Leste.

Group A consists of hosts Malaysia, 2015 runners-up Myanmar, Singapore, Laos and Brunei.

In 2015, Philippines finished with four defeats in four games.

The football team draw of the 2017 SEA Games. Source:

Azkals roster:

Christian Lapas, Daniel Bernan Gadia, Dimitri Lionel Limbo, Dylan Alain Lucienne De Bruycker, Jaime Vicenzo Cheng, Jordan Blair Daydora Jarvis, Javier Augustine Gayoso, Jeremiah Raphael Rocha, Julian Mariano Clarino, Junell Mark Bautista, Kouichi Belgira, Nathanael Ace Villanueva, Nimrod Balabat, Ray Joseph Joyel, Rey Franco Miguel De La Torre, Reymart Cubon, Roberto Corsame Jr, Richard Talaroc Jr, Valentino Calvo, Yoshiharu Koizumi


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