The Philippines national football team qualified for its second successive AFF Suzuki Cup / ASEAN Football Championship semi-finals last Friday with a 2-0 win over Myanmar. Regarded as one of Asia’s quickly improving sides, the Azkals (Street Dogs) will now meet regional powers Singapore in a two-legged semi-final series.
During its win over Myanmar, the Philippines debuted their 2012/13 away kit from technical sponsor PUMA. The all white kit uses the same design as the team’s predominantly blue home uniform as well as the 12/13 Coventry City and Cardiff City strips.
Currently featuring several European-based professionals including Neil Etheridge (Fulham FC), former German Under-20 international Stephan Schröck (TSG Hoffenheim), and former Denmark youth international Dennis Cagara (Karlsruher SC), the Philippines are currently ranked 143rd in the world by FIFA.