The Philippines national football team was propelled to winning its first Asian Cup berth last week by something it had long sought-- thousands of fans in the seats -- its manager said Tuesday.
The Philippines football team's captain said on Wednesday he hoped their historic first-ever qualification for the Asian Cup could be a catalyst for growth of the sport in the basketball-mad nation.
Phil Younghusband found the back of the net from the spot in stoppage time to give the Philippine Azkals a 2-1 come from behind win over Tajikistan at a jam packed Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The Philippines took one to qualify for the Asian Cup for the first time in the country's history with a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Tajikistan in Manila.
With a place in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup within reach, the Azkals would want their fans to witness history as it unfolds right in front of them.
The Philippine Men’s National Team will host Tajikistan in the final match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers on 27 March 2018 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.
The Philippines long awaited entry to the 2019 Asian Cup in United Arab Emirates will have to wait a little bit more.
The Philippine Azkals will take on Nepal in a crucial Asian Cup qualifier at the All Nepal Football Association Complex in Kathmandu.