THE Philippine national football team is scheduled to play only three more games in the country in the first phase of qualifiers for the 2018 Fifa World Cup and manager Dan Palami is asking for support from home fans.
“Let’s take advantage of the hometown matches by watching the Azkals play in person. The Azkals will be playing for the country’s honor. The fans’ support will count a lot,” Palami said.
The next Azkals game is scheduled on September 8 against a tough Uzbekistan squad at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan. Kickoff is at 8 p.m.
“We are fortunate to see our Azkals playing more home games, unlike in the 2011 qualifiers where they had only two home games,” he said.
The first of four home games was played on June 11 against Bahrain at the Philippine Sports Stadium.
The Azkals then beat Yemen in Doha.
The next Azkals matches at the Philippine Sports Stadium are on November 12 against Yemen and on March 29 next year against the North Korea.
The away games are set October 8 against North Korea in Pyongyang, October 13 against Bahrain in Manama, and March 24 next year against Uzbekistan in Tashkent.
Tickets for the Azkals vs. Uzbekistan game at the Philippine Sports Stadium are now available at www.ticketworld.com.ph. Tickets are at priced P531, P331 and P125.