If plans come into fruition, the Philippine national men’s football team will be playing China at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium to celebrate Independence Day on June 12.
The news was confirmed by Philippine Football Federation president Nonong Araneta, who told the ASEAN Football Federation website that several friendly matches are on tap for the Azkals in June.
“Other than China, we are also looking at games against Indonesia on June 5 in Manila, and against Thailand or Vietnam on 8 June, probably in Bacolod City,” said Araneta.
The Azkals are coming off a historic run in the AFC Challenge Cup, placing third in the tournament. The team narrowly lost to Turkmenistan, 2-1, in the semifinal, before taking care of business against Palestine to win the bronze.
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