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Azkals (street dogs) is the Philippine representative in the international football. They are controlled by Philippine Football Federation (PFF) which is the governing body of Philippine football. Philippine National Football team has been known to be the oldest national team in Asia.

Philippine National Football Team - AZKALSPhilippine National Football Team - AZKALSPhilippine National Football Team - AZKALS





Philippine National Football Team - AZKALSHead Coach: Michael Weib
Team Manager: Dan Palami
Assistant Coach: Edwin Cabalida, Edsel Bracamonte, Rolando Pinero
Captain: Alexander Borromeo
Home Stadium: Rizal Memorial Stadium
FIFA Ranking: 159
Highest FIFA ranking: 150 as of December 2010
Lowest FIFa Ranking: 195 last September 2006
Elo Ranking: 181
Highest Elo Ranking: 26 last February 1913 to May 1915
Lowest Elo Ranking: 216 last December 2004

Philippine National Football Team - AZKALSFirst international Competition
Philippines 0–1 Republic of China
Place: Manila, Philippines
Date: February 1, 1913)

BIGGEST WIN
Japan 2–15 Philippines
Place:Tokyo, Japan
May 10, 1917)

Biggest defeat
Japan 15–0 Philippines
Place: Tokyo, Japan
date: September 27, 1967)

TRIVIA:
Philippines was able to achieve their first ever record of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Victory. Their score is 4 – 0 beating Sri Lanka at the second leg of the first preliminary round.


Philippine Football Names, Nicknames or Acronyms:
1.FIFA Trigramme, AFC, AFF - PHI
2.International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – PHL or RP (Republika ng Pilipinas)
3.Local press – PH or PHL Booters or PH or PHL XI
4.Azkals from the word askal which means street dog.
5.Tri-stars from the 3 stars on the Philippine flag. (frequently used)

 

The following players were named in the squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification second round against Kuwait.

Number
Position
Player
Date of Birth and Age
Club
1
1GK
Neil EtheridgeFebruary 7, 1990 (age 21) Fulham
20
1GK
Paolo PascualJanuary 22, 1991 (age 20)Global
22
1GK
Eduard SacapañoFebruary 14, 1980 (age 31) Philippine Army
2
2DF
Rob GierJanuary 6, 1981 (age 30) Ascot United
3
2DF
Jason SabioJune 30, 1986 (age 25)Rocket City United
4
2DF
Anton del RosarioDecember 23, 1981 (age 29) Kaya
6
2DF
Roel Gener June 27, 1974 (age 37) Philippine Army
11
2DF
Alexander BorromeoJune 28, 1983 (age 28)(captain)Kaya
16
2DF
Ray JónssonFebruary 3,1979 (age 32) Grindavik
5
3MF
Simon GreatwichSeptember 30, 1988 (age 22)Hartwick College
7
3MF
James YounghusbandSeptember 4, 1986 (age 24)San Beda
8
3MF
Manuel OttMay 6, 1992 (age 19) Ingolstadt II
12
3MF
Ángel GuiradoDecember 9, 1984 (age 26)Unattached
13
3MF
Emelio CaligdongSeptember 28, 1982 (age 28)Philippine Air Force
14
3MF
Patrick HinrichsenMarch 2, 1991 (age 20) Darmstadt II
19
3MF
Nestorio MargarseMay 3, 1976 (age 35) Philippine Army
21
3MF
Jason de JongFebruary 28, 1990 (age 21)Unattached
9
4FW
Misagh BahadoranJanuary 10, 1987 (age 24) Global
10
4FW
Phil YounghusbandAugust 4, 1987 (age 23) San Beda
15
4FW
Yannick TuasonAugust 4, 1987 (age 23)

Kaya

18
4FW
Nate BurkeyJanuary 7, 1985 (age 26) Kaya
23
4FW
Ian AranetaMarch 2, 1982 (age 29) Philippine Air Force

Philippine National Football Team Coaches

* England Alan Rogers (1962–1963)
* Scotland Danny McLennan (1963)
* Argentina Carlos Cavagnaro (1989)
* Germany Eckhard Krautzun (1991–1992)

* Philippines Noel Casilao (1993–1996)
* Spain Juan Cutillas (1996–2000)
* Philippines Rodolfo Alicante (2000)
* Japan Masataka Imai (2001)

* Japan Sugao Kambe (2002–2003)
* Philippines Aris Caslib (2004–2007)
* Philippines Norman Fegidero (2008)
* Spain Juan Cutillas (2008–2009)

* Philippines Aris Caslib (2009)
* England Des Bulpin (2009–2010)
* England Simon McMenemy (2010)
* Germany Michael Weiß (2011–present)


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