The Philippines had a decent showing against tournament favourites South Korea despite a defeat and now gear up to face China in a must-win game. Anything less than a victory would put Philippines needing a lot to do from their last game. Their manager Sven Goran Eriksson has called on his boys to play confidently against a Chinese side who are prone to conceding lately. China came back from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan 2-1 and Marcelo Lippi was far from happy with his side’s display. Although he did credit them for the fighting spirit shown by the team. AFC Asia Cup 2019 Video Highlights: India Lose 0-2 to United Arab Emirates
Chinese forward Wu Lei is a major doubt for the game and will need to undergo a late fitness test to make it to the playing eleven. Marcelo Lippi has lamented the fact that Chinese forwards are not getting game time in their domestic leagues due to the huge influx of overseas stars in recent past who are mostly forwards. 38-year-old midfielder Chinese skipper Zheng Zhi still remains an important figure in the national team and has the trust of his coach. The Dragons will want the likes of Wu Xi and J Jin to attack more from the flanks to make life difficult for Philippines.
The Azkals only had 20 percent possession against South Korea something they will need to reverse quickly. Midfielder Stephan Schrock is a highly rated player but was being overrun in the middle of the park in the last game. If Philippines are to get something out of the tie against China, the former Eintracht Frankfurt man will need to step up his game. The recall of James Younghusband, Philippines record goal scorer and skipper will be on the agenda of Sven Goran Eriksson as he went with a lone striker up top against South Korea. The Chinese beat Philippines 8-1 in a friendly game two years ago and the humiliation is still fresh in the memories of some of the Azkals players. They have improved a lot since that debacle and are more than capable of getting a win. AFC Asian Cup 2019 Schedule in PDF: Download Asia Cup Football Full Timetable in IST With Fixtures, Matches, Team and Venue Details.
When is Philippines vs China, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match? Know the Date, Time and Venue Details
The AFC Asian Cup 2019, Philippines vs China football match will be held on January 11, 2019 (Friday) at 7:00 p.m IST. This football game of Asia Cup 2019 will take place at the Mohammed bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Where to Watch the Live Telecast of Philippines vs China, AFC Asian Cup 2019 Football Match?
Football fans in India can watch the Philippines vs China, AFC Asian Cup game on Star Sports Network. Viewers from the Southeast Asian regions, Australia can tune into the FOX Sports network to watch the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.
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As Star Sports Network is bringing the live telecast of AFC Asian Cup 2019, the fans have the option of getting live streaming of Philippines vs China online on Hotstar. Hotstar is the digital and mobile platform owned by Star Sports Network.