Azkals shift focus on AFC Asian Cup qualifying

first_imgMainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK PH among economies most vulnerable to virus The Azkals will be playing at least five home matches in their bid for Asian Cup qualification.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Philippines faces Thailand in the AFF Suzuki Cup at Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhilippine coach Thomas Dooley refused to dwell on the latest setback suffered by the Azkals even as he shifted his focus on preparing the team for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying tournament starting March next year.Dooley’s charges exited the AFF Suzuki Cup at home after a disappointing campaign that saw them draw with Singapore and Indonesia, before being ousted by Thailand, 0-1, Friday night at Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ We are young Belo gives Elite top view Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Although they played at home, the Azkals were a shadow of the team that reached the semifinals of the past three tournaments. “It’s a disaster,” said Stephan Schrock. “We can’t shy away from that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali Dooley expects a stronger showing from his squad in the Asian Cup qualifying.“We’ll take a rest and plan for the Asian Cup [qualifying],” Dooley said. “We want to do things right. We need a full week of camp. We need to have good preparation, maybe four weeks before the matches.” Senators to proceed with review of VFA Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img

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