2014 World Cup qualifying wrap: Philippines, Vietnam progress

Former Chelsea youth player Phil Younghusband scored a brace as Philippines ended Sri Lanka’s 2014 FIFA World Cup dreams on Sunday.After a first-leg 1-1 draw, the Philippines were 4-0 winners over Sri Lanka in the second leg to cement their spot in the second round of AFC World Cup qualifying.

Midfielder Emelio Caligdong scored a 19th-minute opener for the hosts in Manila before striker Younghusband’s first goal on 43 minutes effectively sealed the result.

Second-half strikes from Spanish-born midfielder Angel Guirado and a second from Younghusband – this one from the penalty spot – wrapped up the easy win.

Elsewhere, Laos needed extra time to progress against Cambodia, 8-6 on aggregate.

After Cambodia won the first leg 4-2, a 4-2 reverse for Laos ensured extended time in the second leg at New Laos Stadium was needed.

Goals from Visay Phapouvanin and Kanlaya Sysomvang in the final 30 minutes wrapped up the victory for Laos.

In other matches, a 5-0 away win for Nepal in East Timor sealed a 7-1 win on aggregate while Myanmar overturned a first-leg defeat to progress 2-1 on aggregate against Mongolia.

Palestine were held to a 1-1 draw at home but still managed to go through 3-1 against Afghanistan, and Bangladesh and Pakistan’s goalless draw ensured the former progressed to the next stage 3-0 on aggregate.

After winning 6-0 at home in the first leg, Vietnam once again made a mockery of Macau.

Striker Le Cong Vinh scored five goals in Vietnam’s 7-1 triumph at Estadio Campo Desportivo, while Malaysia went through on away goals after a 4-4 draw over two legs with Chinese Taipei.

 


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