After successful stints in its two tournaments recently, the Philippine national Under-14 football team will have a busy schedule lined up for the rest of the year.
The Little Azkals will plunge back into action by participating in games in Cagayan in August and a training camp in October. They will also play international friendly matches in December against Malaysia, according to team manager Richard Montayre.
“Football is a continuous learning experience so the camps will be for the development of our young players,” Montayre said.
The Little Azkals arrived in Manila on Sunday from Osaka, Japan, where they bagged third place in the Japan-East Asean Football Exchange Programme U-14 Youth Football Festival last week. It is their highest finish so far in the international scene.
Early this June, they also had a decent campaign in the Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Festival of Football 2012 in Malaysia, beating Cambodia and Australia to finish with a 2-2-1 win-loss-draw card.
Members of the team, who come from different provinces in the country, now returned to their respective hometowns to continue their education.