MMA star Brandon Vera calls on fans to support Azkals in match against Uzbekistan at Philippine Arena
Brandon Vera joins the supporters as the Azkals look to boost its chances of advancing to the next phase of the World Cup qualifiers. Jerome Ascano

MIXED martial arts star Brandon Vera has called on his followers on social media to support the match between the Philippine Azkals and Uzbekistan in the Asian qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.

Vera, who has more than 221,000 followers on Facebook, posted: “Azkals vs Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Arena. Watch it live!!! Ousss!!!!!” He added the hashtags #WorldCupQualifier #pinoypride.

The former UFC heavyweight title contender Vera made a successful One Championship debut last December, stopping Ukraine’s Igor Subora at the Mall of Asia Arena.

The Azkals are looking to score a third win in Group H when they see action on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan.

The Philippines is in second place in Group H with six points behind North Korea, which leads on goals scored (5-4).

Tickets for the Azkals vs. Uzbekistan game are now available at  Tickets are priced P531.80, P331.14 and P125.40. 

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