Philippines head coach Scott Cooper isn’t reading too much into the 2020 Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup draw, even though the Azkals were grouped in a nearly identical group from the one they played in three years ago.
The Philippines was lumped in Group A with Myanmar, Thailand and Singapore and the winner of the qualification round match between Timor-Leste and Brunei.
“I think we take it how it is … ironically, the last time we played in the Suzuki Cup, we had Singapore, Timor-Leste, who could be there, and Thailand,” said Cooper in the Philippine Football Federation’s Facebook post on Wednesday. “It’s almost like a replay of 2018.”
The Azkals played Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Timor-Leste in 2018.
“I never want to say I’m pleased with the draw but I’m not disappointed with the draw,” Cooper added.
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