The Rise of the Raving Azkals Get To Know The Philippine National Football Club: Philippines’ Football club Azkals are going to face a tough Sri Lankan team to kick-off their journey to the 2014 World Cup. After a gruelling training in Germany, the team headed to Colombo, Sri Lanka Sunday for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification first round against Sri Lanka. The first game will be played on Sri Lankan soil on Wednesday (June 29) The Rise of the Raving Azkals Get To Know The Philippine National Football Club. The Azkals, will then defend home field as the battle goes to the Philippines for the qualifying round’s Leg 2.
The recent Azkals line-up has become the new hope of the Philippines to bring about the resurgence of football in the country. Becoming a much stronger force to reckon with in Southeast Asian football, the Azkals is set to inspire a new generation of young players that will carry on the torch of hope in the field of football development in the country.
The Rise of the Raving Azkals Get To Know The Philippine National Football Club. Despite being one of the oldest national teams in Asia, the Philippines has never qualified for the AFC Asian Cup or the FIFA World Cup. This will be the first time the Philippine national football team will have a crack at the biggest football tournament in the world.
The Azkals have recently made additions from abroad in a bid to beef up its line-up. With the recent entry of Fil-Germans Stefan Schrock and the return of Manuel Ott, players Phil and James YounghusbandJames Younghusband, Ian Araneta, Neil Etheridge, Angel Guirado, and team captain Aly Borromeo, the Azkals will be a much stronger team, according to football insiders.
The complete line up: Alexander Borromeo, James Younghusband, Neil Etheridge, Ian Araneta, Anton del Rosario, Robert Gier, Roel Gener, Jason de Jong, Chris Greatwich, Philip Younghusband, Ray Jonsson, Eduard Sacapano, Jerry Barbaso, Kim Relucio, Joebel Bermejo, Nestorio Margarse, Emilio Caligdong, Simon Greatwich, Peter Jaugan, Mark Ferrer, Reymark Palmes, Patrick Hinrichsen, Jason Sabio, Michael Atienza, Gino Pavone, Manuel Ott, Mark Drinkuth, Sam Greatwich and David Basa.