The Philippines' path to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia involves strong teams and some long, and potentially troublesome, away trips.
The Azkals are attempting to become the first Southeast Asian country to qualify for football's biggest stage, but standing in their way in the second round are Uzbekistan, Bahrain, North Korea and Yemen.
The harsh reality is that it will not be easy.
Here are three things to know about the Azkals' road to Russia 2018:
1. Tough draw for the Azkals.