Sven-Goran Eriksson started his stint as Philippines head coach with a 1-0 win over Singapore in their AFF Suzuki Cup opener on Tuesday evening.
The former England manager was appointed last month to lead Philippines through the tournament before taking the Azkals to their first appearance at the finals of the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates in January.
The Swede, though, has work to do if he is to build a team that will make much of an impression at the continental championships early next...
Group B of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup is, on paper, the tougher of the two groups. ESPN FC takes a look at the five hopefuls:
Form: After their exploits during qualification for the 2018 World Cup, the War Elephants -- going for a third successive AFF Cup crown -- have been taking on some African, Caribbean and European opposition recently and have looked pretty good.
Coach: Milovan Rajevac. The Serbian has made Thailand more organised and harder to beat than in the past, though some of the...
Indonesia's top league has been suspended indefinitely by the nation's football association after a Persija Jakarta fan was killed by a mob of supporters of rival club Persib Bandung over the weekend, according to local media reports.
Indonesian Soccer Association (PSSI) chairman Edy Rahmayadi told the Jakarta Post on Tuesday that an investigation into the death of Persija fan Haringga Sirila had been launched.
"We have to make sure the diagnosis is correct before we take action," Rahmayadi said.