LIGA to air Azkals matches vs. Fiji and Tajikistan

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 22, 2018 09:57 AM
LIGA to air Azkals matches vs. Fiji and Tajikistan
Watch Iain Ramsay and the rest of the Philippine Azkals as they take on Fiji and Tajikistan LIVE on LIGA!

The Philippine Azkals need all the support they can muster from Filipino football fans as country's national football team play two crucial matches on Thursday (March 22) and Tuesday (March 27) at the Rizal Memorial Stadium to boost its campaign for the Philippines’ first ever appearance in the AFC Asian Cup in 2019.

Those who can’t watch in the venue can watch and cheer for the Philippine Azkals LIVE on LIGA and LIGA HD at 7:30 pm when the squad takes on Fiji in an international friendly on Thursday, March 22.  The following week on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:30pm, the Azkals face Tajikistan in their final qualifier for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. The Philippine side currently has nine points to top Group F, which also includes Yemen and Nepal, and will only need 1 point from a draw with Tajikistan to book its ticket to the AFC's showcase event in 2019 at the United Arab Emirates.

Team manager Dan Palami told ABS-CBN Sports that while the two squads may have lower rankings than the Azkals, with Tajikistan at 124th and Fiji at 168th, the team still needs the support of the home crowd to boost the confidence of the Azkals.

“We want the ‘12th man’ to be there in both the tune-up game and the Asian Cup qualifier match.  This sport deserves all the support it can get, as we have already gone far, since 2010, when I took over as team manager of Azkals,” he said.

Local football fans are in for a treat as they can watch the games on cable via LIGA, a 24-hour channel dedicated to provide sports fans in the country with premium content in sports like football, basketball, and volleyball. Since January 2018, viewers have been able to watch LIGA on standard definition on SKY cable channel 86, in high definition on SKY cable channel 183, and on Sky Direct channel 14. LIGA also broadcasts the intense UAAP Season 80 Men’s Football Tournament, and the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM.

Don’t miss the intense action on the field when the Philippine Azkals go up against Fiji on Thursday (March 22) and Tajikistan on Tuesday (March 27) LIVE on LIGA and LIGA HD straight from the Rizal Memorial Stadium at 7:30pm. For more information and stories, visit or follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.

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