Local celebrities turned to microblogging site Twitter to congratulate the Azkals for becoming the first Philippine team to advance to the second round of the FIFA World Cup.
Most of the messages were short and sweet, while a few alluded to the handsome face and lean physique of one of the players.
Below are some of the stars’ tweets:
“Congratulations to the philippine AZkals!” said singer Christian Bautista.
“Ryanbangko ryan bang congratulations unkabogable #azkals,” said comedian Ryan Bang.
“I am so proud of the #azkals!!! As a world cup addict, it would be nice to cheer for the Philippines too, aside from Germany! :),” beauty queen Sandra Seifert said.
“Congratulations Philippine #Azkals 4-0 VS Sri Lanka. They now advance to the 2nd round of [the] 2014 World Cup Qualifier. Woohoo!” said actress and television host Ruffa Gutierrez.
“Azkals are the top dogs! We may surprise the world even more. Go PHL,” singer-composer Paredes said.
“Congratulations #Azkals! Great game!!! Neil Etheridge, can I give you a hug?” said actress Agot Isidro.
Fellow actress Candy Pangilinan replied to Isidro, saying, “@agot_isidro: Congratulations #Azkals! Great game!!! Neil Etheridge, can I give you a hug- JOIN AKO IN HUGGING.”
The Azkals defeated the Sri Lankan Brave Reds, 4-0, on Sunday, much to the delight of thousands of local football fans who endured the rain just to witness the match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila.
The team will take on Kuwait on the second round of the qualifiers.
Players Chieffy Caligdong and Angel Guirado scored a goal each, while Phil Younghusband scored two.
Younghusband, the rumored boyfriend of actress Angel Locsin, gave the latter a kiss during the Azkals’ victory party on Sunday night. Published in abs-cbnNEWS.com