Azkals friendly against Vietnam cancelled

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Philippines - World Cup 2018 qualifier

International friendly match between the and , which was initially supposed to be played in Hanoi on 3 October has been called off.

Philippine Football Federation (PFF) general secretary Ed Gastanes explained that the could not field their best squad since the date fell outside the international FIFA calendar.

The match was supposed to be used for both teams’ preparation ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup joint qualifiers campaign.

Philippines will travel to Pyongyang on October 8 to face North Korea, while Vietnam are scheduled to meet Iraq in Hanoi on the same date.