Philippines Soccer received a major facelift when the country qualified for the Asian Cup for the first time in their history for the 2019 edition in the United Arab Emirates. The tournament was won by Qatar, who are the hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament and they used the 2019 Asian Cup tournament as a dress rehearsal for the big one scheduled to take place at the end of 2022. The 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament will start in November 21, 2022 and end in December 18, 2022. The 2019 edition of the Asian Cup was when Philippines Soccer was properly represented. Qatar defeated a more experienced team in Japan in the final to win the Asian Cup for the first time in their history. Philippines Soccer was represented in Group C, where the country faced the likes of China, Kyrgyzstan and South Korea. At the end of proceedings, Philippines finished last on the group standings, while Kyrgyzstan were third. South Korea won Group C, with a maximum nine points from the three group games, while China were second in the group with six points from the three group matches. Kyrgyzstan won three points from their three games in the group, while Philippines didn’t record any point. Despite the poor showing at the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Philippines Soccer was ably represented for the first time at an Asian Cup tournament.
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