The Philippine Azkals vs Mongolia Live Coverage:The national soccer team Philippines is an national football team represents the Philippines and the country in international football. The team is controlled by the Philippine Football Federation (FPF), the governing body of soccer in Argentina. Despite being the oldest national team in Asia, the Philippines has never had any significant success on the international scene and has never qualified for the Asia Cup or World Cup. However, they had some success in its early years between 1913 and 1934 Championship Game in East Asia.
Philippines arrived in Ulan Bator, Mongolia in a tired and weary state after a long journey from the disaster struck island of Japan. The team must regain full strength and miraculously adapt to the climate, temperatures have reached minus 18 degrees. The Azkals also need a state that corresponds to 100% to defend a two goal lead against the blue wolves in Mongolia. The second step is to decide who goes to the group stage of the AFC Challenge Cup 2012, a tournament renowned for Central Asia countries participating national teams of Tajikistan, India and North Korea - who won the Cup 2006, 2008 and 2010, respectively.
On Tuesday, March 15, 2011 will be the second qualifying match between Wolves and Blue Azkals be held in Ulaanbaatar in Mongolian hometown of Blue Wolves, where temperatures drop to -2 degrees Celsius. The temperature could be one of the concerns for Azkals, they are now in Japan to acclimatize for six days (March 7-13) before going to Mongolia. Hopefully the team captain and co-Caligdong Phil who will lead the team in points 2-0 in the first qualifying round match to stand again for the second time. Azkals will qualify for the Challenge Cup if they will defeat the blue wolves in their home town.