Azkals to play 3 friendly matches in UAE

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
  • By Ion Gonzaga
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I got a tweet:


The Philippines national football team, Azkals will be in UAE from February 5-17 for a training camp and a series of friendly matches.  This is a part of preparations for the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup on March.

First of their 3 matches will be played on February 6 (7:30pm) in Abu Dhabi against the reigning Serbian SuperLiga champions Partizan Belgrade. The Azkals will also play matches in Dubai and possibly Sharjah.

Football is just gaining popularity in the Philippines and the surprising Azkals is one of the major reasons behind it, although they just rank 159 in FIFA world standings.  This is a great opportunity for the Filipino expats to see their national team up close. Tickets start at AED 50.

Here's a highlight of Azkals vs. David Beckham and the LA Galaxy friendly match in Manila, to give you a preview:


Keep an eye on this post for updates on tickets, schedules and venues.

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