2019 AFC Asian Cup - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 2019 AFC Asian Cup


Ali's 'golden touch' floors Japan as Qatar lifts Asian Cup

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:43 AM

Record-breaker Almoez Ali slots in a brilliant early goal as Qatar deals Japan its first loss in an Asian Cup final

CHAMPS. Qatar celebrates its historic title romp in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

5 players to watch at the Asian Cup

Jan 02, 2019 - 12:07 PM

As the Philippine Azkals try to do without Premier League player Neil Etheridge, the rest of the field bring out their big guns

HOTSHOT. Unlike Neil Etheridge, fellow Premier League player Son Heung-min of South Korea gets a chance to see action for his national team. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

No Etheridge in Azkals lineup for Asian Cup

Dec 28, 2018 - 12:10 AM

The Philippines will make its first appearance in the quadrennial meet's history

BIG SHOES TO FILL. Neil Etheridge won't be seeing action for the Philippines in its Asian Cup debut. Photo from Neil Etheridge's Twitter.

Azkals stay on course in Asian Cup qualification

Oct 11, 2017 - 7:56 PM

Bob Guerrero breaks down the Philippines' 1-1 draw against Yemen

PIVOTAL. Thomas Dooley's big calls have the potential to fill in the shoes of absent key cogs. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals vs Yemen: There's no shame in a draw

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:14 AM

The Philippines gains a crucial point in its AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign on Tuesday Here are the talking points

ONE POINT. The Azkals move forward in their goal towards qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Asian Cup: Thoughts on another tough Azkals draw

Jan 24, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The Football Gods once again hand the Azkals difficult opponents How tough will it be to qualify?

TOUGH DRAW. Azkals' player Javier Patino clashes with Yemeni player Mudir Al-Radaei during Yemen's 1-0 victory over the Philippines in a World Cup Qualifying Match in 2015. The Philippines was drawn with Yemen, Tajikistan and Nepal in Group F of the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers. Photo by Ted Aljibe

Azkals vs Bahrain preview: A whole new ball game

Oct 12, 2015 - 3:53 PM

After a gutsy draw in Pyongyang the Azkals face a different challenge in Tuesday s qualifier

Thomas Dooley (left) and Manny Ott. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler