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Dooley says Azkals, Uzbeks in contrasting mood

Brosi Gonzales
By Kevin Estrada

BOCAUE--Azkals coach Thomas Dooley summarized how his team fared against Uzbekistan on how both teams' day went.

“We had a bad day; [Uzbekistan] had a good day,” Dooley said to the press after the Azkals suffered their worst home loss in 43 years.

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Despite the result, the former US national team player continued that they will move on.

“We need to go on and play. We don’t have to give up. We should be fine,” Dooley continued.

He also said that he will review the tape, look at the mistakes, and make adjustments from there.

“There is something we have to learn and develop and next we have to step up. We need to learn from this and take the lessons to the next game,” Dooley said.

The Azkals slipped to third place in their group with the loss, and they will play their next two World Cup qualifying matches.

They will take on North Korea in Pyongyang on Oct. 8 and Bahrain in Manama on Oct. 13. In a tune-up, however, they will face AFF Suzuki Cup rival Vietnam at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Oct. 3.