The October international friendlies between the Philippines and Bahrain, and Philippines and DPR Korea, slated on 07 October and 10 October 2016 respectively, will now take place at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila. The match ups were initially announced to be played at the Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan.
“The PFF would like to ensure the natural grass field in the Philippine Sports Stadium is in optimum condition for the November matches under the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016. The field is under on-going improvement.” Said PFF General Secretary Edwin Gastanes in an interview.
“A total of five matches will be played in a span of seven days in the Suzuki Cup Group Stage. November is not a summer month so we are expecting some days where it might rain.” He adds.