Ranged against a highly-touted and favored opponent, the Philippine Azkals bucked the odds to hammer a 0-0 draw against China in the joint 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Qualifiers at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod City.
Neil Etheridge will miss the Philippine Azkals' first-ever appearance in the AFC Asian Cup next year.
Sven-Goran Eriksson once pushed for World Cup glory with England but the much-travelled coach is now eyeing Southeast Asian silverware with his new team, the Philippines.
Neil Etheridge pulled Cardiff away from dropping its Premier League home opener as he made a clutch save against Newcastle on Saturday at the Cardiff City Stadium in Wales' capital city.
Neil Etheridge became the first Southeast Asian player to start in a Premier League game, and despite his Cardiff squad losing at Bournemouth, the Azkals keeper made an impression.
Global Cebu FC forward Paolo Salenga and Ceres Negros FC’s Joshua Dutosme join 21 other Azkals as the Philippines renews its bid to gain a spot in the 2019 Asian Cup against Nepal on November 14 in Kathmandu.
Mike Ott’s strike in the 88th minute gave the Philippine Azkals a hard-earned 1-1 draw against Yemen at the Al Wakra Stadium.
At least two new faces will get their first-ever call ups for the men’s national football team that will face Yemen on October 10 in Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium in Doha, Qatar.