The men’s football team of Philippine has now started its buildup process under Scott Cooper. He is the new coach of the team. The Philippine Azkals has a draw in the match which was played against familiar foe Bahrain. The draw was with the score 1-1, in a FIFA international friendly match that held on September 7. The match held in Riffa at the Bahrain National Stadium.
Bahrain attempted the last ditch attack at death. He capitalized on an open goal with an intention to level the match just before the blowing of the final whistle. This move made the result better of their last friendly meeting in the year 2016. This is the beginning of the national men’s football team’s preparations of Philippine for their major tournaments. The upcoming tournaments are 2019 Asian Cup and 2018 Suzuki Cup. These tournaments will held in United Arab Emirates.
Scott Cooper, has been introduced in the team as the Azkals head coach, on the other hand midfielder Stephan Schrock, Luke Woodland and Amani Aguinaldo had returned to the team. In the 37th minute Bahrain gave a slight scare as well with a counterattack. The attack led to host team making an opportunity for Rashid Jamal to hit on the edge of the box, however, it sailed just wide.