The 2011 season is over for the Azkals, having played their last offical FIFA-sanctioned match for 2011 against Nepal’s Gorkhalis last October 11, 2011. Below are some of the stats I have gathered for the Azkals games from January to October 2011. These stats cover only the FIFA-sanctioned tournament games and international friendlies, and does not cover international or local exhibition matches.
They are also definitely not complete, as these are only gathered from news accounts, internet columns, etc. as I followed the team thru the season. I do hope that the Azkals release an official summary of the season, with more accurate official statistics, so we can study their performance better.
‘Tournaments and Games’
The Azkals played in 4 tournaments, and 2 friendly games in 2011. The 2 friendly games were against Singapore (away) and Nepal (home). The 4 tournaments were the following:
– 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Qualification Playoffs, 2 games against Mongolia.
– 2012 AFC Challenge Cup Qualification Group Stage, 3 games against Myanmar, Palestine and Bangladesh.
– 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualification (First and Second Rounds), 4 games against Sri Lanka and Kuwait.
– 2011 Long Teng Cup, 3 games against Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.