2018 AFF Suzuki Cup: Azkals drawn in tough Group B
ABS-CBN Sports on May 02, 2018 04:55 PM
The Philippines will battle it out against Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, and either Brunei or Timor-Leste in a tough Group B in the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup tournament
The Philippine Azkals will find themselves in some tough company when the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup rolls in later this year.
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The Azkals, who made history just last March by clinching a spot in the AFC Asian Cup for the first time ever, now find themselves in Group B of the upcoming AFF tournament alongside defending champions Thailand, 2016 tournament runners-up Indonesia, former champions Singapore, and the Qualification Round winner between Brunei and Timor-Leste.
The Azkals will try to bounce back from a disappointing 2016 campaign wherein they figured third in their group, finshing winless and managing only two points to miss out on advancing into the Knockout Stages.
Coincidentally, the Azkals also battled against Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia in the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup Group Stages.
Fighting it out in Group A will be Vietnam, Malaysia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Laos.
The 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup Tournament will run from November 8 to December 15, 2018.
It will prove as a good test for the Azkals as they get ready for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup, which kicks off on January 5th.