Former Azkals banner Philippine team to FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup qualifiers Monday, January 14, 2013 · 10:59 pm
Some former and current members of the Philippine national men’s football team will banner the country’s squad in the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Asian qualifiers this month in Doha, Qatar.
Coached by Mike Athab, the Philippine team will be led by veterans Wilson dela Cruz, Boogie Margarse and Roel and Ronel Gener of Philippine Army; Tats Mercado of Philippine Air Force and Joshua Beloya of Ceres FC.
Also in the squad are Jason Arroyo of Nomads FC, Sean Hungerford of Forza FC, Filipino-German Oliver Potschke and former Kaya FC coach Kale Alvarez.
The Philippines joined the Asian qualifiers in in 2006 and 2008, but failed to advance to the next stage of the tournament.
The Filipinos will face Iran on January 22, China on January 23 and Iraq on January 24 in the group stages of the tournament at the Katara Beach in Doha.