Fil-French Areola preparing for U-19 championships
MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola will represent France in the upcoming Under-19 European Championships in Estonia.
Areola, who has been with the French youth squad since the Under-16 level, is tipped to eventually become the number one for the senior team.
But there is still a possibility he could swap France for the Philippine Azkals.
Areola, whose parents are both Filipino, was born in the French capital and currently plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain.
When asked who he wants to play for, Areola explained he is torn between the country of his birth and the country of his roots. -- Mornings @ ANC, June 28, 2012.