MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals plan to return to their star lineup when they meet Indonesia for the second of three FIFA-sanctioned international friendly games at Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Tuesday, June 5.
Although the Azkals will miss playmaker Stephan Schrock, both Younghusband brothers and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge are expected to start, said head coach Michael Weiss, who explained Schrock had to fly to Germany for a family emergency.
After drawing 0-0 with Malaysia on June 1, the Philippine National Men’s Football Team play Indonesia for the first time since the semifinal of the AFF Suzuki Cup 2010, when the Azkals lost 2-0 on aggregate and failed to advance to the final but played so well they rekindled an interest for football in the country.
The Azkals will then have another match on June 12 against Guam at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod to wrap a series of three exhibition games that are FIFA-sanctioned, hence the results will affect the world ranking of the team, currently 148.
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