Azkals in Bacolod tomorrow for Peace Cup tournament

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BY CYRUS M. GARDE

BACOLOD City – The Philippine national football team Azkals is arriving here tomorrow for the 2013 Peace Cup football tournament.

It is clashing against visiting teams at the Panaad Park and Sports Stadium in Brgy. Mansilingan on October 11, 13 and 15.

Mayor Monico Puentevella said this is part of Bacolod City’s celebration of MassKara Festival.

The Azkals, who beat Chinese Taipei in one international match, is expected to repeat it on October 11.

They will face Pakistan on October 15.

The Azkals is recalling its foreign-based players to come up with a strong team.

The national football team is ranked 141 in the world.

Pakistan ranks 170 while Chinese Taipei is 175.

The Azkals line up is composed of:

* goal keepers Neil Etheridge, Negrense Eduard Sacapano and Patrick Deyto

*  Jerry Barbaso

* Rob Gier

* Jason de Jong

* Jeffrey Christiaens

* Dennis Cagara

* Patrick Reichelt

* Marwin Angeles

* Jerry Lucena

* Chris Greatwich

* Mark Hartmann

* Emelio “Chieffy” Caligdong

* Paul Mulders

* Misagh Bahadoran

* Stephan Schrock

* OJ Porteria

* siblings Juan and Angel Guirado, and

* Younghusband brothers James and Phil./PN