According to the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and Philippine Sports Committee (PSC), the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) did not submit their entry and always no presence during meetings with National Sports Associations (NSAs).
“They did not contact us. We have been calling them every now and then. Siguro they have no team and they also have to meet the criteria”, Dr. Jay Aladem (a member of both committee) told Spin.ph.
Well, only Hardcore fans of Azkals understand this act of PFF.
Last year, the Azkals Under-23 were not able to compete in the South East Asian Games in Myanmar because they fail to pass the criteria of POC and PSC which is a “Sure or Potential Gold Medalist/s”.