Friday was not a kind day for the Philippines in international football as both its senior and youth teams lost their respective matches.
Marcello Lippi was back as coach of China on Friday, four months after the World Cup winner quit and following a failed stint by fellow Italian Fabio Cannavaro.
AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the opening round of group games at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates:
Prolific goal scorer Hwang Ui-jo snatched a second-half winner as South Korea beat Sven-Goran Eriksson's Philippines 1-0 at the Asian Cup on Monday.
Ahead of the Asian Cup's opening game on Saturday, here are five well-travelled coaches looking to add to their list of honours: