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Azkals rout Guam in 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Photo from Guam Football Association

The Philippine Azkals seized their first win in the second round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers by routing Guam, 4-1, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Guam Football Association National Training Center in Dededo, Guam.

The Philippine national football team finished the first half of the game with a 2-0 advantage following a header from Angel Guirado in the sixth minute mark, and another goal from Patrick Reichelt in the 12th minute mark.

Guam finally scored their first goal in the game through a penalty kick by Marcus Lopez in the 67th minute of the game, 2-1.

However the celebration of the home squad was cut short, four minutes later, after Stephan Schrock scored a goal and brought the lead of the visiting Filipinos back up to two goals, 3-1.

Patrick Strauss secured the victory for the the Philippines after making their fourth goal of the Philippines, 4-1, in the 82nd minute.

The Azkals, now with a 1-1 win-loss record, prepares to host a game against China on October 15 at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod.

The home-and-away games also serve as a qualifier for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

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