VICE presidential candidate Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. took a break off his busy campaign schedule to watch the Azkals with his two sons as the team faced off against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) national football team in the 2018 World Cup and 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers last Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.
The Philippines national football team pulled an upset win over the North Koreans, 3-2, in more than 90 minutes of a heart-stopping game before a crowd of nearly 8,000.
It was a family affair as the senator brought along his two sons, Joseph Simon, 19, and William Vincent, 18, to see up close and personal the spectacular win of the Philippines’ finest footballers.
For Marcos and family, being fans of the sport, it was more about supporting their countrymen than anything else.
“The Azkals played with much heart and passion that Filipinos are known the world over,” he said.
“Win or lose, we will always be proud of the Azkals. But tonight was their night. I’m just glad to bear witness to this spectacular victory with my boys,” Marcos added.
At the end of the game, he was presented with a No. 10 Azkals jersey by the Azkals’ team manager Dan Palami.