July 3, 2011. The Philippine Azkals defeated the Sri Lankan football team, 4-0, in the second leg of a first round match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. Both teams scored one point in the first leg of the match at Colombo, Sri Lanka — bringing the aggregate score to 5-1, in favor of the Azkals.
The Azkals would advance to the second round of the tournament and face the Kuwaiti national team.
Front Pages 2011 is Pinoy Index’s way of looking back at notable events of 2011, as presented on the front page of the three leading broadsheet newspapers in the country: the Manila Bulletin, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, and the Philippine Star.