Before they fly to Duren, Germany on June 11, 2011 for a two week training camp, which is the final phase of their preparation for their upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifying first leg match against Sri Lanka on June 29, they made a TV guesting in one of the most famous noontime shows of ABS-CBN, Showtime. This is also a part of a send-off party hosted by ABS-CBN before the team flies to Germany.
The Azkals were pompously and vivaciously welcomed by the hosts of Showtime, namely, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Vice Ganda, Jugs, and Teddy.
Apparently, according to the other hosts of the show, Vice Ganda has a crush on the Azkals' goalie, Neil Etheridge. The very famous comedian was just smiling and blushing while his colleagues were teasing him with Etheridge.
Unknown to many, Vice Ganda was the one who asked Etheridge to bring the whole Azkals in Showtime using his Twitter account. He tweeted:
“@Neil38Etheridge hey! ya I saw you on stage. If your still here in ABS come pass by our Showtime studio,” the TV host posted."
Neil Etheridge is one of the heartthrobs of the Azkals football team. As a proof, he's often part of the Philippines' top trending topics on Twitter. Girls just love to gossip about this jock.
The team is flying to Germany on Saturday, June 11, 2011. I just wish the Azkals Von Bouyage and Au revoir.