Philippines 2023 Home Jersey/Shirt
This is a JerseyBird Philippines national team home jersey as worn by the ‘Azkals (Street Dogs)’ throughout the 2023 period.
The Philippines national team has been active since their first international match in 1913 and was initially one of the stronger teams in Asia, led by Barcelona legend Paulino Alcántara, who is arguably the greatest-ever Filipino footballer. Despite joining FIFA in 1930, the Philippines have never qualified for a FIFA World Cup. Basketball is by far the most popular sport in the country and football has often been plagued by a lack of development and fan support, although there have been major improvements over the past decade. After reaching an all-time low FIFA ranking of 195 in October 2006, the Philippine Football Federation looked to improve the national team by calling upon the vast number of footballers with Filipino heritage playing abroad. This strategy quickly led to unprecedented success for the team, which secured qualification for their maiden AFC Asian Cup appearance in 2019. Despite losing all 3 group stage matches at the tournament, the team played well in a tough group and will look to continue their development over the coming years.