The Philippines national football team (Filipino: Pambansang koponan ng futbol ng Pilipinas) is the association football team that represents the Philippines and has been playing at the international level as early as 1913.
Prior to World War II, the Philippines had regularly competed with Japan and the Republic of China in the Far Eastern Championship Games. So far, the national team has never qualified for the FIFA World Cup and has qualified for the AFC Asian Cup only once, in 2019. They finished second at the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup after losing to Palestine in the final.
Unlike most of Southeast Asia, where football is the most popular, the Philippines' most popular sports are basketball and boxing, the result from the American rule, thus drives away many football talents and contributes to the lack of success of football of the Philippines. Often the Philippines only participated in the AFF Championship and finished bottom. However, starting from 2010 AFF Championship, the country has started to develop football as part of the sport's renaissance, finding more incentives to increase football development and fan support, eventually led to the country's first ever Asian Cup competition, the 2019 edition.
During the early years of the Philippine national team, they played their home matches at the Manila Carnival Grounds. By 1934 it became the site of the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex. One of the facilities within the complex is the 12,000 capacity national stadium, known as the Rizal Memorial Track and Football Stadium or simply the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Since its opening, it has been the home venue of the Philippine national team until May 2015 where they declared the 25,000 seater and Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan as their new home. However, due to disappointing attendance numbers in PSS and RMS and an impressive crowd for Ceres–Negros F.C.'s run to the 2017 AFC Cup, the Philippine Football Federation decided to make Panaad Stadium as the national team's home again for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers.
The RMS has also become a hub for track and field. The continued use for athletics along with poor maintenance has deteriorated the stadium and the 1991 Southeast Asian Games was the last time it was used for international football matches. In early 2009, the Philippine Sports Commission planned to transform it to a modern football stadium which would make it usable by the national team for international matches.
The national team also held official international matches at the Cebu City Sports Complex in Cebu City, and at the Barotac Nuevo Plaza Field in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo.