I admit I’m not a big fan of football. In fact, if it weren’t for Jenny who literally dragged me to get tickets to the Azkals-Lions game, I wouldn’t know how popular the sport has become.
A few weeks ago, Jenny told me about a football game between the Philippine Football Team (Philippine Azkals) and the Singapore Lions. I wasn’t really interested especially when she mentioned that we would be getting a ‘white’ ticket which costs Php600. Woah! That’s more than 7 Chickenjoy meals! Hahaha. Anyways, she reasoned that the game would be a good material for MCPB and she promised that it would be amazing. Well, okay!
Long story short, here are some photos of the Azkals-Lions game held last night, November 15, 2012, at the Cebu City Sports Center (which, by the way, was just so freaking beautiful last night!) Enjoy the photos, guys!–
The Philippine Football Team – Philippine Azkals
The energy at the Cebu City Sports Center was like no other. It was fun and intense and exciting!
Plus, who would’ve thought???? The field, just a few months ago, was empty and just totally lifeless. And now look at that! That is a world-class football field right there!
And so, it’s finally starting! The entry of colors.
And when the players walked in, the crowd just went crazy.
Presentation of game officials.
The official presentation of players.
National Anthem of Singapore
Philippine National Anthem
A huge Philippine Flag! Woohoo!
Huddle before the start of the game.
And so it begins.
The crowd was just crazy!
Goalkeeper kicking the ball.
Azkals Coach – Coach Weiss
Injury from the Lions
Another injury from Team Philippines.
Fans showing their support.
Amazing crowd of cheerers.
What a truly exciting game.
Two on two!
And finally, a goal for Team Philippines! And the crowd went wild!
Then, there was this nerve-wracking penalty kick. Everyone was nervous.
But it was blocked! The goalkeeper was just awesome!
And the crowd went crazy!!!!
Near the end of the match, the people began chanting “Daug na!”
And when the game was officially over, there was pandemonium at the grandstand! Hahaha.
After the game, we were able to catch the post-game conference.
Here’s the Coach of Team Singapore.
Then, it was the turn of the Philippine team. The men of the hour.
Marwin Angeles – the one who score the goal.
Chieffy Caligdong – Team captain.
Edward Sacapaño – Goalkeeper.
Awesome performance from this dude.
They were all very friendly.
Posing for photos with my friends Jenny and Andrew.
It was an awesome experience. Go Azkals!