SVEN REACHES SUZUKI CUP SEMI-FINALS

Friend of Oporto Sports and former England manager Sven-Göran Eriksson guided his Philippines side to the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals, before losing 4-2 on aggregate to Vietnam, equaling the country’s best ever finish in the biennial tournament.

In the group stage, Sven’s side were unbeaten, recording wins over Singapore and Timor-Leste and draws against Thailand and Indonesia.

Vietnam will now face Malaysia tomorrow (Tuesday) and again on Saturday, in the two-legged final.