Indonesia vs Philippines August 14, 2013

The Philippine Azkals will face the Indonesian national football team in a friendly game August 14 at the Manahan Stadium, Indonesia in preparation for the upcoming 2014 Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup in Maldives.
The Azkals are fresh from their 1-0 victory over Hong Kong in a friendly competition held at the Mong kok Stadium last June.

The victory by the Azkals was significant for the Philippine national football team as it marked the first time the team won over Hong Kong in at least six FIFA-sanctioned games.
Aside from the Maldives games, Asian football teams are preparing for the upcoming 2014 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup competition to be held in Singapore and the 2015 Asian Nations Cup to be held in Australia.
The Azkals have made significant progress in the AFF Suzuki Cup competition with their entry into the 2010 and 2012 semi-finals, finishing fourth place overall.

Azkals’ Coach Michael Weiss will be adding new faces in the game to include Green Archers United Globe goalkeeper Patrick Deyto and Global FC midfielder Mark Hartmann, who played with the team about two years ago.
Azkals team manager Dan Palami told that the Indonesian friendly is a good opportunity for the young talents to develop their skills for future competition.

“We want to test some new players, who could also help us in the future,” said Palami. “The friendly is a good chance to develop talents.” Palami added.
Goalkeepers for the 21-man Azkals lineup are Ed Sacapano (Army) and Patrick Deyto (Green Archers)


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