PH Azkals, China Dragons coaches put friendship aside

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Azkals coach said he’s met Lippi probably “15 to 20 times” during the course of their careers.Eriksson joked that he and Lippi may just have to place a friendly bet on the match.“I’m not meeting Lippi,” Eriksson said. “We, the Philippines, are meeting China.”ADVERTISEMENT ABU DHABI—Philippines coach Sven-Goran Eriksson will rekindle his coaching rivalry with Italian World Cup-winning mentor Marcello Lippi when the Azkals take on the Dragons on Friday night in their AFC Asian Cup Group C encounter here.The 70-year-old Eriksson and Lippi have had their share of battles dating back to two decades ago when they were still in the Italian league.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Their rivalry extended to China when Eriksson moved to the Chinese Super League in 2013 to coach Guangzhou R&F, which incidentally was the main rival of Guangzhou Evergrande, which had Lippi at that time.And with Eriksson accepting the Azkals job just two months ago, the man who took England to the World Cup quarterfinals twice has found himself ranged against his old rival.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s always good because Lippi is not just a great coach, but he is a good man as well,” said the Swede, who is of the same age as the Italian coach who led Italy to the 2006 World Cup title.“We’re friends, but we will not be friends at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow (Friday). Before and after we are friends. It is good [to coach against Lippi], but you don’t feel that (friendship) during the game.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Crack foreign, local bets in Pradera pgt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more