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With eyes on World Cup qualifier, Azkals fly to China for friendlies

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 05:10 AM May 18, 2019

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/DENNIS MALLARI

The Philippines’ men’s national team will head to China during the international window in June, playing a couple of matches, including a duel with the Chinese national squad in Guangzhou.

The Azkals are looking to build up their squad in preparation for the World Cup Qualifiers in September this year.

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And their preparations start with a duel with a familiar foe in the Chinese, who have dealt the Azkals a heavy beating in their last two meetings, including an 8-1 drubbing in Guangzhou two years ago.

In the 23rd match between the two countries since 1913, the Azkals lost to China, 3-0, in the group stage of the Asian Cup in January.

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In a statement, the Philippine Football Federation said the Azkals are also slated to play a practice match against a local club on June 9 in Guangdong Province.

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