The Philippine National Football Team or more popularly known as the Azkals is already gearing up for its scheduled match against Sri Lanka on June 29.
The Azkals vs Sri Lanka match is part of the next stage for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers which the Azkals successful got in after their tough match against Mongolia. The face-off between the two teams is to be held at Sri Lanka first and second in the Philippines through the home-away format.
For the Philippines vs Sri Lanka 1st Leg, the venue of the game is at the Sugathadasa Stadium in Perera Road, Colombo. The game will officially start at 18:30 or around 4:00 pm Philippine time.
It is expected that more than 20,000 Sri Lankans will flock the stadium to cheer for their hometown boys.
Both teams promised to give their best during the game.
In the FIFA standings, Sri Lanka ranks 173 while the Philippines ranks 151st.
The Philippine Azkals are presently doing their intensive training in Germany with the guidance of their German coach Michael Weiss. They are set to face German football teams as part of their preparations.
The 2nd Leg of the match is to be held in the Philippines on July 3.
Good luck to our Philippine Azkals! Way to go…on the road to the World Cup!
Photo credit: phlazkals.com
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