After an excellent display despite losing 1-0 to Korea Republic in their opening match, Philippines are back to face another of the tournament favourites in China PR in Group C of the AFC Asian Cup 2019.
Philippines created plenty of problems for the South Korean defence in their debut match in the continental championship, but the Azkals were unfortunate to go down to a second-half winner from Hwang Ui-jo.
Meanwhile, China didn’t have a very convincing start to the tournament as they edged past Kyrgyz Republic 2-1 in a comeback victory aided by a couple of comical errors from Kyrgyz goalkeeper Pavel Matiash.
Goalkeeper: Michael Falkesgaard
Defenders: Luke Woodland, Alvaro Silva, Stephan Palla, Stephan Schrock, Daisuke Sato
Midfielders: John-Patrick Strauss, Manny Ott, Patrick Reichelt, Kevin Ingreso
Forward: Javier Patino
CHINA PR (5-3-2)
Goalkeeper: Yan Junling
Defenders: Liu Yang, Shi Ke, Feng Xiaoting, Zhang Linpeng, Zhang Chengdong
Midfielders: Yu Dabao, Chi Zhongguo, Wu Xi
Forward: Wu Lei, Gao Lin