The Philippine Azkals made another record as they made a sterling mark in the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup. The Azkals were brilliant in the round robin matches taking out former champs India and defeating Tajikistan as well only bowing out to North Korea. The 2 victories and good quotient has put them into the semifinals pitting them up with Turkmenistan.
In the semis however, they lost to Turkmenistan 1-2 but proved to have the heart and will to victory as they went into the 3rd place battle against Palestine and won that game 4-3. The victory has placed them into their best performance in the AFC Challenge Cup. Congratulations Azkals!