Azkals confirm Maldives friendly in Manila

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Philippines - World Cup 2018 qualifier

The Football Federation (PFF) have confirmed Azkals will take on in a friendly match at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on September 3.

Thomas Dooley’s men will meet the South Asian side in preparation for their upcoming fixture against Uzbekistan five days later in the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifiers campaign.

“PFF has announced that the Azkals will play an international friendly match against Maldives on September 3,” said general secretary, Ed Gastanes in a statement on PFF’s official site.

Philippines have opened their qualifying campaign in impressive fashion with a 2-1 win over Bahrain and 2-0 against Yemen respectively in June.