Philippines will take their first ever steps in Asia’s premier footballing competition, having qualified for the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
This will be the Azkals’ debut in the Asian Cup and they could have hardly asked for a tougher task after being grouped with South Korea, China and the Kyrgyz Republic.
The Azkals will be without the services of Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge who was left out of their 23-man squad for the event for unknown reasons.
However, the rest of the star names feature, including the likes of Phil Younghusband, James Younghusband and Stephan Schrock.
Philippines managed a strong showing at the 2018 Suzuki Cup under new manager Sven-Goran Eriksson, and will be hoping to make a statement when they kick off their campaign on January 7 against South Korea.
They will follow that up with games against China and Kyrgyz Republic as they seek a berth in the knockout rounds.
Philippines schedule at AFC Asian Cup 2019
|Match No.||Date||Team 1||Team 2||Venue||Group||Start Time (HKT)|
|6||07-Jan-2019||South Korea||Philippines||Al-Maktoum Stadium, Dubai||C||20:00|
|17||11-Jan-2019||Philippines||China||Al Nahyan Stadium, Abu Dhabi||C||20:00|
|30||16-Jan-2019||Kyrgyz Republic||Philippines||Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum Stadium, Dubai||C||20:00|
Where to watch Philippines matches at AFC Asian Cup 2019?
Fans who cannot make it to the stadium can rejoice as Fox Sports will be broadcasting the entire tournament.
All Philippines matches will be telecast exclusively on the FOX network.
LIVE updates and scores for all of Philippines’ matches will be available on FOX Sports Asia.