Get to know “The Little Azkals”
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 10, 2015 06:23 PM
With the success of the Philippine Azkals in the last couple of years, accompanied by the recent boom of Football in the Philippines, it’s no surprise that more and more of the country’s youth is getting into the game that made the likes of Paulino Alcantara, Chieffy Caligdong, and Phil Younghusband very popular.
With the dream of building a World Cup Championship team, the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) launched a nationwide search for the next batch of Pinoy booters that will undergo training and hopefully represent the country in the 2019 U-17 World Cup Qualifiers.
Over a thousand Little Azkals hopefuls from all over the archipelago turned out, but only 22 were chosen for the squad.
Among the chosen are 2012 KIA Cup and 2012 PLSZ Cup MVP Michael Osorio from Muntinlupa, Sun Star Thirsty Cup MVP Charles Unabia from Cebu, and 2013 Monfort Cup MVP Vin Dela Cruz from Mandaluyong.
Get to know more of the Little Azkals as their journey was documented and will be put on the television screens for everyone to see.
“The Little Azkals: Pursuit of the World Cup Dream” airs this Sunday, April 12, on ABS-CBN 2’s Sunday’s Best.
For more information, head on to their website: http://littleazkals.com.ph