Bocaue and Yangon will come alive this weekend when the AFF Suzuki Cup kicks off with four matches.
For the first time, Myanmar and Philippines are hosting the Southeast Asian championship, with reigning champions Thailand the hot favourites in Group A, despite the presence of fellow four-time winners, Singapore.
Here are five things to look out for when the action begins on Saturday:
1. Azkals need AFF Cup to confirm regional status
The Philippines are not only co-hosts of the showpiece event, but also the top ASEAN team in the FIFA rankings at 124th.