The Philippines have confirmed they have lined-up a friendly match against three-times ASEAN champions Indonesia in Manila on June 5.
Both the teams will use this match as a preparation for the upcoming AFF Suzuki Cup, which will be played between November and December in Thailand and Malaysia.
This is the third friendly Philippines will play in June, after they will face current regional champions Malaysia on June 1 in Kuala Lumpur and Thailand on June 8, despite the match against the War Elephans has yet to be confirmed.
“I expect some fantastic games, but these are build-up matches for the AFF Suzuki Cup later in the year,” Azkals’ coach Michael Weiss told after the confirmation of the game.
“This is to study our opponents, we need to make a test here and there to try to do something and also to win because we will be with the strongest team.”
The team will start training with a group made up of mainly home-based players in Bacolod from May 21, but more overseas stars will be added to the team after European leagues will come to an end.