Philippines holds Sri Lanka in World Cup qualifier

Colombo: The Philippines held Sri Lanka to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier, with the goals coming either side of halftime.

Hosts Sri Lanka went ahead in the 43rd minute through Chathura Gunarathna but substitute Nate Burkey brought the Philippines level with his goal in the 50th minute.

The result left the Philippines well placed to progress to a second-round match against Kuwait.

Bureau Report

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