Philippines moved through to the last four of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup with a game to spare after claiming an emphatic 4-0 win over Indonesia in Hanoi on Tuesday evening.
Having opened their Group A campaign on Saturday with a 4-1 win over Laos, the Azkals knew another victory would be enough to secure a top-two finish. They duly achieved that at the My Dinh National Stadium against the hapless Garuda who played the last quarter of the game with 10 men after a red card to defender Rizki Pora.
Philippines booked their place in the semifinals of the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup for a third straight tournament with a 4-0 victory over Indonesia in their second Group A match in Hanoi.
It was a second consecutive win for Thomas Dooley's side who beat Laos 4-1 on Saturday.
The defeat means that the Indonesians, with just one point from two matches and a poor goal difference, are on the brink of elimination and need a minor miracle to advance.
The Azkals took the lead after 16 minutes when forward Phil...
2008 champions Vietnam were held to a 2-2 draw by Indonesia in their opening match of the AFF Suzuki Cup despite dominating possession and having the better chances in front of their home fans in Hanoi.
The co-hosts seemed destined for victory until substitute forward Samsul Arif came off the bench to level things up for Merah Putih with an 85th minute goal.
Football is all about results and despite being out-fought and out-thought by Vietnam, it was Indonesia who will return to their base...