'Azkals vs Galaxy to boost PH interest in football'

Posted at 11/26/11 8:45 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) is gearing up for the Philippine Azkals vs LA Galaxy match on December 3.

The PFF also held its elections where Mariano “Nonong” Araneta retained the presidency.

According to Araneta, he is euphoric about the Filipinos' support for the sport.

He said the LA Galaxy versus Azkals match will boost interest in the sport, especially since football superstar David Beckham will be playing.

"There is no pressure for both teams, especially the Azkals. The team will learn a lot from LA Galaxy," said Araneta.

The Azkals are now training and preparing for the match.

The president of the Asian Football Confederation, Mr. Zhang Jilong was also present at the PFF congress.

Jilong said the Azkals have improved a lot these past few years, and he is happy the whole country is now supporting football.

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