After an impressive showing on the opening day, the Philippine Under-14 football team, also known as the Little Azkals, dropped two of its three matches on the second day of the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Festival of Football 2012 Southeast Asia Region Thursday at the Stadium Likas in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
The Philippines lost to Singapore, 0-1, and Indonesia, 0-3, before eking out a 1-0 win over Timor Leste to end its campaign in format 1.
The festival is divided into two formats, with format 1 matches lasting for 30 minutes without intervals, and format 2 matches played out for 60 minutes with a halftime break.
On Wednesday, the Little Azkals came out with guns blazing, edging Cambodia, 2-0, and Australia, 3-0, before settling for a scoreless draw against Myanmar.
The U-14 team will take a one-day break before plunging back to action on June 2 against Vietnam to kick off its format 2 campaign. They will face Thailand and Myanmar on June 3 to cap off the festival.
No champion will be declared among the 12 countries participating in the event, formed by the AFC to develop young football players and coaches in the Southeast Asia region.