The Philippine national football team bid its title hopes goodbye after bowing to Vietnam, 2-1, in the second leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal at the My Dinh National Stadium Thursday night. After holding the host team scoreless in first half, the Philippine Azkals conceded 2 goals. The Azkals entered Thursday’s match down 2-1 on aggregate following their loss to Vietnam at home. They needed to score at least 2 goals against the Vietnamese squad. But Nguyen Quang Hai scored a goal in the 83rd minute, followed by another strike by Nguyen Cong Phuong 3 minutes later. In the 89th minute, James Younghusband pulled off one for the Philippine side to cut Vietnam’s lead to 2-1. Vietnam will face Malaysia in the final. For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website.