ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Qatar and the United Arab Emirates will meet in a politically-charged semifinal at the Asian Cup after they knocked out the two favorites on Friday.Since June 2017, the UAE has been part of a quartet ...
Jan 26, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Japan and Iran became the first two teams to advance to the Asian Cup semifinals on Thursday.Four-time champion Japan eliminated Vietnam 1-0 in their quarterfinal before three-time winner Iran cruised past China 3-0. ...
Jan 25, 2019
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going.In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, Son earned a penalty and then assisted on his team' ...
Jan 17, 2019
THE Philippine Azkals ended a breakthrough campaign in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 with a 3-1 loss to Kyrgyz Republic on Wednesday night at the Rashid Stadium in Dubai.Vitalji Lux hit a hat-trick for Kyrgyzstan to doom the Azkals' ...
Jan 16, 2019
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates - Thailand's decision to change coaches continued to prove to be a masterstroke but there was last-minute heartbreak for India at the Asian Cup on Monday.Thailand drew against host side United Arab Emirates 1- ...
Jan 15, 2019
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Iran and Iraq advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup on Saturday with a game to spare.Three-time champion Iran beat Vietnam 2-0 and secured its spot in the round of 16 when ...
Jan 13, 2019
THE Philippine Azkals bowed to China, 3-0, on Friday night in their second match in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 at the Mohammed Bid Zayid Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.Wu Lei scored a brace as China picked up ...
Jan 11, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - This time, Saudi Arabia was on the right side of a rout in its opening game at a major tournament.The Saudis beat North Korea, 4-0, on Tuesday at the Asian Cup with two well-executed goals ...
Jan 9, 2019
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates - With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and the team needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan, 2-1, at the Asian Cup on Monday.Lippi, who won the ...
Jan 8, 2019
THE Philippines suffered a 1-0 loss to South Korea on Monday night in its AFC Asian Cup debut at the Al-Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.Hwang Ui-Jo scored in the 67th minute from inside the six-yard box to stave ...
Jan 7, 2019
THE Philippine Azkals debut in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 on Monday night against South Korea at the Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai.The match is set at 5:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m. Manila time) with the Azkals being ...
Jan 7, 2019
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Asian Cup host United Arab Emirates needed a late penalty from a handball to salvage a 1-1 draw with Bahrain on Saturday in the opening match of a tournament taking place against the backdrop of a ...
Jan 6, 2019
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - The biggest-ever Asian Cup has a large collection of international coaching heavyweights providing extra glamor.Only one of them knows what it's like to win the biggest prize in world soccer: Marcello Lippi led ...
Jan 5, 2019
NEIL Etheridge will not be suiting up for the Philippines in the AFC Asian Cup 2019.The Cardiff goalkeeper was noticeably missing from the Azkals 23-man lineup for the Asian Cup set January 5 to February 1 in United Arab Emirates. ...
Dec 28, 2018
SVEN Goran Eriksson may not have an experience handling a team in Southeast Asia, but the 70-year-old Swedish manager isn't sweating over it.Football, after all, is still football wherever you play it, whether it be for the English ...
Nov 5, 2018
SIX players from the Philippine women's volleybal team that saw action in the last Asian Games will not be able to join the trip to Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand for the 26th Asian Cup.Kim Fajardo, Jaja Santiago, her sister Dindin Santiago- ...
Sep 7, 2018
IT all started one chilly night in Hanoi, back in December of 2010 when the Philippine Azkals - unknown to most outside of hardcore Philippine sports fans - barged into national consciousness when they shocked Vietnam, 2-0, in the AFF Suzuki Cup.It ...
Mar 28, 2018
THE long journey to Abu Dhabi was fittingly sealed by Phil Younghusband's milestone goal as the Philippine Azkals punched a ticket to the 2019 Asian Cup with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Tajikistan on Tuesday at the ...
Mar 27, 2018
WITH the Philippine Azkals looking to make history, Phil Younghusband, one of the men behind the resurgence of football in the country, looks to hit a personal milestone as well.Making his 97th appearance for the national team, it would only be ...
Mar 27, 2018
THE only thing separating the Philippine Azkals from making history is a good result against Tajikistan when the two teams clash in the final match of the 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. A draw would be ...
Mar 26, 2018
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