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Azkals to resume World Cup qualifiers on June 8

Beatrice Go

CAPTAIN. Stephan Schrock leads the Azkals in their quest for a maiden World Cup berth.


The Azkals will continue to vie for berths in the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup

The Philippine Azkals are finally set to return to action on Tuesday, June 8 in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) joint-qualification for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates.

Several teams in Group A, including the Azkals, experienced challenges in traveling to China, forcing the UAE to take the hosting rights.

Originally scheduled to kick off on Thursday, June 3, the Philippines will resume its campaign against China on Tuesday, June 8 at 1 am, Manila time instead.

The Philippines will face Guam on Friday, June 11, 10 pm and will close out the second round of qualifiers against Maldives on Tuesday, June 15, 10 pm.

The country’s senior men’s football team continued its preparations in a training camp in Doha, Qatar.

Currently at third place, the Philippines (2-1-2) needs to leapfrog China (2-1-1) in the Group A standings to advance to the third round of the qualifiers.

Syria is currently on top of the group with 14 points and a 5-0-0 record. –

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.