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    Global goes for spot in final phase of AFC tilt

    May 12, 2013

    GLOBAL FC eyes a ticket to the final stage of the Asian Football Confederation President’s Cup as it takes on Dordoi Bishkek on Sunday night at the close of Group B competition at the Cebu City Sports Complex. 

    Kickoff is set at 7:30 p.m. with Global, the first Philippine club invited in the tournament featuring squads from emerging Asian football nations, gunning for the all-important victory against the squad from Kyrgyzstan to advance to the finals in September. 

    The reigning United Football League champions, with a handful of national team members in the fold, could’ve clinched an early berth in the next round but lost to Pakistan’s KRL, 0-2, last Friday.

    Now the squad, currently in third place with three points, faces a daunting task of beating their favored Central Asian opponents, the two-time President’s Cup champions. 

    "The road has just become more difficult, but far from insurmountable," Global owner Dan Palami said.
    The top two teams in the group earn slots to the final round. 

    Bhutanese side Yeedzin, already eliminated after going winless in its first two games, faces KRL at 4:30 p.m.  

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