June 30, 2011
The Azkals' really long road to the World Cup
You can practically kiss your World Cup hopes goodbye for now, but maybe in the next 20 years at the earliest.
Ideally, the target is to get to the fourth round, where no Southeast Asian team has been able to go to since this format was instituted. Practically, the target is to beat Sri Lanka, and see on how the team can handle the Kuwaitis. A third round appearance is a milestone, the fourth round a dream, and qualification outright impossible.