With just more than a week to go before the much-anticipated Azkals-Uzbeks match on September 8, movie industry personalities have joined the call for Filipinos to support the Philippine national football team as it guns for its third straight win in the ongoing qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
In separate messages, TV hosts and actresses Coleen Garcia and Karylle and TV personality Ryan Bang called on people to watch the exciting game and buy their tickets now.
Their call came after Azkals players Juan Luis Guirado, Dennis Villanueva, Iain Ramsay, Daisuke Sato and Kenshiro Michael Daniels guested in the noontime show “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN.
“Suportahan natin ang ating mga kababayan na Azkals sa darating na September 8. They will be competing at the Philippine Sports Stadium against Uzbekistan,” Karylle said.
She also mentioned that ticket holders will get a free entrance to the Palace Pool Club in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig after the match.
Coleen, who incidentally is niece of player Juani Guirado, said tickets to the game are already on sale at Ticketworld and urged fans to get hold of one now.
Meanwhile, former professional basketball player and now sports radio anchor Freddie Webb said Filipinos have more chance of excelling in football than in basketball.
He said football does not require tall players and the height of Filipinos is suited to the game.
Kickoff time of the Azkals-Uzbeks game is at 8 p.m. The Philippine Sports Stadium is located in Bocaue, Bulacan, and is directly accessible through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). The stadium is also accessible through public transport from various directions.
Tickets for the Azkals vs. Uzbekistan game to be held at the Philippine Sports Stadium on September 8, 2015 are now available at www.ticketworld.com.ph. Tickets are at P531.80 for Price Zone 1, P331.14 for Price Zone 2 and P125.40 for Price Zone 3.