The Philippines men's national football team lost 3-1 to Kyrgyzstan in Dubai on Wednesday, a result that put to a close its maiden AFC Asian Cup appearance.
Stephan Schrock entered the history books by becoming the first Philippines player to score a goal in the competition, but his glorious conversion off a free kick from long distance at Rashid Stadium and the Azkals' spirited push after that 80th-minute goal proved too late.
The Filipinos, whose stellar play in its first match against 2015 finalist Korea now seems to have happened a long time ago, finished Group C play without a win.
Vitalij Lux was a thorn on the Filipinos' side, as the Kyrgyz forward ran rampant to finish with a hat-trick, two of those goals he punched through after the break.
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