Philippines want ’12th man’

Philippines team manager Dan Palami has called on the country's fans to give them an advantage when they face Thailand in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday.

The Azkals will have their work cut out for them when they face the three-time champions, and Palami wants his side's supporters to act like a 12th man in the fixture in Manila.

"If you’re a Filipino, be there at Rizal, wear white and let’s show them that Filipino fans can also be a factor when it comes to the games," he told reporters.

Winger Misagh Bahadoran echoed the sentiments expressed by Palami.

"We always play at 100 percent but if we see and hear them (fans) cheering for us, we play at 110 percent or higher," he asserted.