Fil-French Areola preparing for U-19 championships

Posted at Jun 28 2012 04:15 PM | Updated as of Jun 29 2012 12:15 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino-French goalkeeper Alphonse Areola will represent France in the upcoming Under-19 European Championships in Estonia.

Areola, who has been with the French youth squad since the Under-16 level, is tipped to eventually become the number one for the senior team.

But there is still a possibility he could swap France for the Philippine Azkals.

Areola, whose parents are both Filipino, was born in the French capital and currently plays for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint Germain.

When asked who he wants to play for, Areola explained he is torn between the country of his birth and the country of his roots.  -- Mornings @ ANC, June 28, 2012.