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About AzkalsJune 8, 2015

The Azkals is the national men’s football team of the Philippines. The name was coined by passionate Filipino football fans from all over the world who were discussing what suitable team name the national football team should have. They arrived to the name, Azkals, after realizing that the askal, the shortcut for “asong kalye” or stray dog, represented the situation of the Philippine National football team at that time. They were unsupported and no attention was given to them. After the name was made popular by the fans, the team adapted it and up until now, the National team still carries that name.

The team has managed to reach the 137th spot in the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) rankings, the highest rank the national team has ever achieved ever since the introduction of such rankings in 1993. The team also ranked top among the South East Asian countries. Currently, the team is working on qualifying in the FIFA World Cup.

The team’s advocacy is to reinvigorate the Filipino fire towards football and the national football team. With the support of the nation and its people, the Azkals plan to make its motherland proud.