About the Team

Riding on the tails of the Azkals’ success and popularity, 22 young pups of the Philippines’ under-11 team are gearing up to make the country proud, just like their football idols. Their goal, the under-17 FIFA World Cup in 2019.

“The goal is to become the strongest team in the U17 World Cup,” says Albert Almendralejo, a staunch supporter of the team and one of the driving forces behind the young athletes’ training program.

The U11 team is composed of children from all over the country, selected from thousands of participants in the Philippine Football Federation’s Kasibulan program. The team is composed of five kids from Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro, South Cotabato, Davao, Bukidnon and Dipolog), nine from the Visayas (Cebu, Negros Occidental, Iloilo, and Dumaguete), and eight from Luzon (Laguna and NCR).

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