The Philippines football (soccer) team, the Azkals, faces Azerbaijan in an international friendly on Wednesday, March 5.
Kick-off is scheduled for 10 p.m. CET at the Al Maktoum Stadium in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The game will be live streamed via ABS-CBN Sports Action.
There’s no live stream listed for Azerbaijan as of yet.
The Philippines are coming off of a draw with Malaysia, a draw with India, and a loss to the UAE. They are currently ranked 127th in the world.
Azerbaijan is ranked 93rd. They’re coming off a draw with Kyrgyzstan, a loss to Estonia, and a tie with Russia.
The Filipino team is looking forward to the game.
“It’s a benchmark to kind of see where we are,” Azkals captain Rob Gier told the Philippine Star. “It’s going to be a tough game. If we can do good things against this team, then I think we can do good things against the rest of Asia.”
“It’s still a great chance for us to do things better especially after the performance against Malaysia,” said coach Thomas Dooley. “I thought we did well (against Malaysia) than I initially thought, but there’s plenty of room for improvement.”
Dooley will coach his first game after replacing the previous coach.
He called up the following players for the match.
Misagh Bahadoran (Global FC), Simone Rota (Stallion FC), Jeffrey Christiaens (Global FC), Kenshiro Daniels (Kaya FC), Jason De Jong (Global FC), Anton Del Rosario (Kaya FC), Patrick Deyto (Green Archers United FC), Robert Gier (Ascot United), Christopher Greatwich (Kaya FC), Juan Guirado (CD Burgos), Mark Hartmann (Global FC), Jose Porteria (Kaya FC), Patrick Reichelt (Ceres-La Salle FC), Jerry Lucena (Esbjerg fB), Roland Muller (Servette FC), Martin Steuble (FC Wil 1900), James Younghusband (Loyola Meralco Sparks FC), Phil Younghusband (Loyola Meralco Sparks FC) ,Ruben Doctora (Stallion FC), Javier Patiño (Buriram United), Stephan Schrock (Eintracht Frankfurt), Amani Aguinaldo (Global FC).
After this match, the Philippines will face Afghanistan (May 21), Laos (May 22), and Turkmenistan (May 24).