The Philippine Football Federation released their 19-man team on Sunday morning for their upcoming FIFA international friendly against Myanmar on February 6.
The friendly is their first for the year, and is part of the preparations for the upcoming AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers this March.
Their fate is in their hands.
The quest for the long-overdue home game for the Filipinos lies with the Philippine Senior Men's National team tonight against Myanmar at Supachalasai Stadium. Kick-off is pegged at 8:20 PM local time (9:20 PM in Manila), which will be simulcast on AkTV and ESPN.
As what Ascot United defender Rob Gier tweeted in the aftermath of the Philippines' 2-1 defeat to Thailand in the AFF Suzuki Cup Group Stage match, "We tend to produce our best performance when our backs are to the wall."
That is what the Azkals are up against in their fixture with Vietnam this afternoon in Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok.
In a statement released by the Philippine Football Federation on Tuesday night, members of the Philippine Senior Men's National Football Team, as well as the coaching staff, left the country for Bangkok, Thailand earlier that morning for preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup that begins on Saturday.
On Monday afternoon, Hans Michael Weiss, through this website, has called up a 25-man team for the upcoming friendly against Singapore.
The FIFA international friendly will take place at the Cebu City Sports Complex (CCSC) in Cebu City, with the kick-off is pegged at 7pm.
The Philippines soundly beat Macau, 5-0, on Thursday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila to keep them on top of the Philippine Football Peace Cup with one round of matches remaining.
Persistence finally paid off.
Patrick Reichelt has been close with his opportunities to score whenever he had a chance in his appearances with the national team. Finally, he seized the opportunity in the 81st minute of the match, as his lone goal proved to be enough for the Philippines against Guam in the first round of matches for the Philippine Football Peace Cup with a 1-0 victory.
The rosters of the senior men's and women's national teams were revealed earlier on Tuesday via two different online mediums.
Another Germany-Philippines partnership has been sealed as the German sports outfitter Puma, through its local and exclusive distributor Cougar Athletic Trends, Inc., and the Philippine Men's National Football Team signed a three-year deal for Puma to be the official outfitter of the Azkals last June 4 at the Discovery Suites, Ortigas, Pasig City.