The best stars of the on-going 2022-2023 Philippines Football League season will banner the pool of the Azkals men’s seniors national team.
Fil-German winger Gerrit Holtmann made sure his debut for the Philippine men’s national football team would be memorable. The VfL Bochum striker proved to be the difference-maker, rifling in a heroic last-minute goal in the stoppage time of the second half as the Azkals emerged victorious against Mongolia, 1-0 in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualification third round on Saturday at the MFF Football Centre in Ulaanbaatar.
An eager Myanmar squad stunned the Philippine U23 Azkals with two second-half goals for a 3-2 win on Tuesday, May 10 in the group phase of the 31st Southeast Asian Games men’s football competition at the Việt Trì Stadium in Phú Thọ.
Throughout the recent history of Philippine football, both the men’s and women’s squads have delivered on key milestones, with an AFC Asian Cup appearance back in 2018 being one of the best highlights that resonated among football fans.
Host squad Singapore stunned the Philippine Azkals with consecutive second half goals before holding them off for a slim 2-1 victory in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 group stages on Wednesday at the Singapore National Stadium.