first_imgPhilippine Azkals stalwarts Misagh Bahadoran and James Younghusband sounded out the call for the team’s 12th man—the home crowd—to step up as they bid for glory in the AFF Suzuki Cup starting Saturday when they face Singapore.Gracing the AFF Suzuki Cup Trophy Tour at SM North last Saturday night, Bahadoran expressed hopes for more crowd support as the Azkals gun for a first Suzuki Cup crown, after three straight semifinal appearances.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “We’ve experienced playing in large crowds in the Suzuki Cup and the atmosphere could get intimidating for away teams,” said Younghusband. “We hope to have that kind of atmosphere here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Del Rosario keeps Melaka Open lead EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Azkals have been playing before fewer spectators compared to recent years in their last few friendly matches at Rizal Memorial Stadium, including the 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan last Wednesday.And with the current trend, it will be tough to fill the 25,000-seater Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, to its capacity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“We really need your support,” Bahadoran addressed the crowd in the mall, where the AFF Suzuki Cup trophy was displayed.The 30-year-old Younghusband said having a packed PSS could just give the Azkals the boost that they need to hurdle a tough group that also includes Indonesia and defending champion Thailand. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View comments Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes PH among economies most vulnerable to viruslast_img

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