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Sven-Göran Eriksson: Football needs India, China and USA

Philippines coach Sven-Göran Eriksson has tipped India to advance to the round of 16 at the AFC Asian Cup, ahead of their crucial game against Bahrain, adding that their 4-1 win against Thailand was the "biggest surprise" of the tournament.

Eriksson, who took England to the quarterfinals of the 2002 World Cup, will see his team play a must-win match themselves, against Kyrgyzstan on January 16 in Dubai, and believes advancement in the Asian Cup will be great for both countries,...

Philippines players at Asian Cup holding out hope despite pair of group losses

Philippines stars Manny Ott and Phil Younghusband insist that the Azkals can still reach the knockout stage of the 2019 Asian Cup despite sitting at the bottom of Group C after a 3-0 loss to China on Friday, a second successive defeat in the tournament being hosted in the United Arab Emirates.

Two wonder goals from We Lei and a late strike from Yu Dabao gave Marcello Lippi's men the victory in Abu Dhabi. Team Dragon now have six points from the first two games and move into the round of 16 with...

Thailand, Sven-Goran Eriksson's Philippines qualify for AFF Cup semifinals

Singapore's Faritz Hameed shows his dejection as Thailand players celebrate in the background
Singapore's Faritz Hameed shows his dejection as Thailand players celebrate in the background.

Thailand beat Singapore 3-0 on Sunday to advance to next week's semifinals of the Asean Football Federation Championship along with Sven-Goran Eriksson's Philippines.

Singapore needed to win against the defending champions to force their way into the top two in Group B of the regional championship yet their three-goal defeat means Thailand finish top of the standings while the Philippines take second after a 0-0 draw with Indonesia.

Thailand will face Malaysia in their semifinal, which will be played...