Philippines football: Azkals' win inspires players

Azkals' success in qualifying for the Asian Cup gives hope to many who wish to take up the sport.

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    As the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia is about to kick off, we take a look at football aspirations in an unexpected corner.

    Philippines football is experiencing a high on the international stage.

    It is the first time the national team has qualified for the Asian Cup after a landmark win against Tajikistan.

    But domestically, the game is still struggling to gain traction in a country where basketball is seen as a national sport and football ranks much lower in terms of government priority.

    Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports.


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