Azkals coach confident of winning

German coach Michael Weiss said he feels more excited than pressured despite his unenviable task of making sure the Philippine football team will do well in the qualifying tournament for the 2014 World Cup.


It will be his biggest assignment since taking the coaching helm of the national football team four months ago, but Weiss said he thrives under pressure.


”There’s no pressure,” he said, though admitting that the qualifying tourney, where they will meet Sri Lanka in the first round on June 29 in Colombo, is very significant for the country.


Much has changed since the Philippines last took part in the World Cup qualifier in 2001.


The stands were empty when the Azkals hosted a qualifying match against Laos (1-1) at the 10,000-seater Philsports Arena in Pasig.


Ten years after, things are going to be different given the tremendous popularity and expectation from the Azkals.

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