Glo-trotting from the World Cup Eriksson's Suzuki Cup
Sven-Goran Eriksson is a former director of England.
Sven-Goran Eriksson once brought the World Cup victory to the UK, but the coach is now watching the new team in the Philippines with Southeast Asian silver.
The Philippines never won the Suzuki Cup, but the door could have been opened for the 70-year-old Swede after Thailand, after the defenseless champions were forced to build a weakened team.
Since 10 teams' tournaments have started this week, they have a look at the bigger Asian Cup they will play in January after they have risen to 32 teams in Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.
Thailand dominated Southeast Asia's two-year tournament, winning the last two editions and a total of five.
However, Eriksson took the UK to the World Cup quarter-finals in 2002 and 2006, aiming for an improvement in the three semi-final matches of Azkals from 2010 to 2014.
Eriksson said, "The whole team's pressure to do something better in the Suzuki Cup is trying to do something better than the Philippines before. This means reaching the finals at least."
Since the Suzuki Cup was not part of FIFA's official calendar, the Japan-based stars Teerasil Dangda and Chanathip Songkrasin, who were Japan-based stars, became the top scorer and MVP in 2016.
While Captain Theerathon Bunmathan was also in Japan, goalkeeper Kawin Thamsatchanan was not released by the Belgian club OH Leuven.
Thai President Somyot Poompanmuong Football Association suggested that Thais' s priority was the Asian Cup, where he had not reached the knockout stages since 1972.
"The Asian Cup is very important to us," he told AFP. "We want to pass the group stage, this is our goal."
Somyot added: "The AFF Cup is also important to us. We don't have some of our best players, which makes it harder, but it gives other players a chance."
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Thai coach Milovan Rajevac said he hopes his team will succeed in the pressure on kidnapping senior players.
"We will play without four players in the Suzuki Cup, but I have faith in other players. We are a team and everyone is equally important." Said.
"Our goal is to protect the Suzuki Cup. We're under pressure, but we'll try to get my players to print on the print. We'll do our best."
The Philippines will also be affected by the timing and will at least manage, at least in part, without the goalkeeper Neil Etheridge.
Cardiff City's No. 1 name was chosen as a 29-member team, and Cardiff is expected to fly to Asia after a clash with Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
The international break must be ready to take East Timor three days later, before returning to the English Premier League when it ends on November 20th.
However, Etheridge will be released in January for the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates, when they encounter South Korea, China and Kyrgyzstan in January.
Eriksson-led Philippines will make their first appearance at a continental tournament.
Eriksson said, "I don't know if it's realistic to think about it for the first time (but I can easily say it)."
"Let's start with the Suzuki Cup, first."
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