VIENTIANE (10 Sept 2012) – Laos will begin their preparation for the qualifying round of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2012 by taking on the Philippines tonight in a friendly at the National Stadium (pix).
The Philippines are fresh from their 2-0 win over Singapore a few days earlier and also their scoreless draw against Cambodia prior to that.
“Putting it into context, these matches are still part of the AFF Suzuki Cup preparations, but winning will surely send a message (to the rest of Southeast Asia),” said Dan Palami, the team manager of the Philippines.
In the meantime, Myanmar will play Singapore tomorrow night at the Youth Training Centre in Yangon.
The Myanmar National League (MNL) 2012 had just ended on the weekend and as hosts Myanmar will be eager to put up a good showing in the qualifying round of the AFF Suzuki Cup next month.
Other than the match against Singapore tomorrow, Myanmar will also be heading to Japan in the middle of the month for a ten-day training spell.
For Singapore, they will be looking to put their preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup back on track after losing 2-0 to the Philippines in their last friendly match.