Azkals tackle North Korea in Oct. 10 ‘friendly’
WITH preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup far from ideal recently, the Azkals got a boost after the Philippine Football Federation secured a quality opponent in North Korea in a friendly on Oct. 10.
PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes said Sunday the federation is only completing Fifa’s requirements to finalize the match against North Korea.
The Azkals already had a friendly against Turkmenistan cancelled early this month, while losing two key players in Patrick Reichelt and Simone Rota to knee injuries.
The Philippine Sports Stadium in Bulacan will host the Suzuki Cup starting Nov. 19, when the Azkals—which play Kyrgyzstan in a friendly in Bishkek on Tuesday—debut against Singapore in Group A.