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Asian Cup draw a mixed bag for AFF nations

Asian Cup draw a mixed bag for AFF nations

According to the Federation Internationale de Football Association website, the country has never beaten Korea in seven official games dating back to 1956, the closest result being a 1-1 draw in 1972.

The country's top goalscorer Phil Younghusband was in the Emirates' largest city as the draw assistant alongside other big names in Asian football like India's Sunil Chettri, China's Sun Jihai and Iran's Ali Daei.

"Many have not seen Bahrain and Thailand play". We would also have to adjust our own style of play.

In addition to the purse prize for the winners, the AFC President also announced the runners-up will receive $3 million, with the two losing semi-finalists pocketing $1 million each. So they are not a bad team, they are a very good side, very improved.

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"We actually had four dummy draws before the actual thing". The top two pots consist of teams who has progressed to the final round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup for AFC countries. We have to make sure we use the tournament exposure well. "It's about how prepared he is, his ideology, and how he tries to inculcate it in the game", he said. "I won't say it's an easy group but we have the ability to win against some of these teams and on our day, we can beat a lot of them", Constantine, who attended the draw along with team manager Shanmugam Venkatesh, said. "It is not", he said on the sidelines of an initiative by KIA Motors India to select two school children as official match ball carriers for the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation.

THE Philippine Azkals will have a tall mountain to scale in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup after being grouped with South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan in the draw on Friday evening in Dubai. I don't think it is going to help us to talk about what we did before.

"What I'm really anxious about and looking forward to is winning games for our country, winning games outside our country". But I don't give too much importance to Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings.

The War Elephants' best result in the Asian Cup was recorded in 1972, when they finished third. I just hope in the next 6 months, we play a lot of away games so that we can test ourselves. But we can't say it is UAE, Thailand and Bahrain and so it is easier.

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