The Philippine Azkals is scheduled for a head-to-head game against the China Team Dragon at 8:00 P.M. on October 15, 2019 live from the Panaad Park and Stadium, Bacolod City, Philippines.
Team Philippines is looking to end their two-game losing skid against team China while the visiting team wanted complete domination as both squads will try to secure their slots for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup.
The Azkals will try to take advantage as the game will be played here in Bacolod City. It’s expected that Ilonggos who are living in the area, as well as nearby cities and municipalities, will all come out and cheer for them.
In their two matches earlier this year, team China got the victories. One in AFC Asian Cup 2019 (0-3) in January and then in an international friendly game played at Guangzhou (0-2) in July.
Yet, Azkals coaches Goran Milojevic and Scott Cooper made some tweaks to their strategy in order to defend the land.
“We have a match to try and fix all that. We are fully-driven, so excited for the national team to make some good success,” Milojevic said, adding that Irish coach Scott Cooper is “preparing very well” and “we are preparing ourselves to make a surprise result”.
Team captain Stephan Schrock expressed high regard to their tonight’s opponent at the same time shown no fear for the Chinese squad coached by Italian Marcello Lippi.
“You can be sure that we will be well-prepared. We respect them, but we don’t fear the team from China,” said Schrock.