The Philippine Azkals – Philippine National Football Team will be facing the Sri Lanka Football Team at the first round of the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.
This battle will be having the famous home-away format. The first battle or face-off will happen this coming June 29, 2011 in Sri Lanka. Second duel will take place here at the Philippines on July 3, 2011 at the Rizal Stadium.
As of this writing, Philippine Azkals is ranked 156 overall while the Sri Lanka Football Team is ranked 169. Whoever wins this going-to-be-close-fast-and-furious battle will have the chance to compete against Kuwait Football Team in the second round.
Kuwait Football Team is ranked 101 up to this date.