The Philippine Men’s National Team return to action when they face Yemen in the fourth match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers on 10 October 2017 at the Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
It will be the second meeting between the two sides in the Qualifiers. The two teams figured in a 2-2 draw last 5 September 2017 at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Phil and James Younghusband scored in the draw to keep the Philippines unbeaten with two wins and a draw.
23 players have been called up for the match. Stallion Laguna forward Jesus Melliza and JPV Marikina defender Sean Patrick Kane earned their first call up to the National Team. FC Meralco Manila’s Curt Dizon makes a return to the squad after a brief stint in 2014.
Defender Daisuke Sato is back in the squad after serving his suspension in the draw against Yemen. Javier Patiño, Amani Aguinaldo, Luke Woodland, and Misagh Bahadoran are out of the squad due to injuries.
- Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC
- Carlos DE MURGA – Ceres Negros FC
- Dominic DEL ROSARIO – Global Cebu FC
- Patrick DEYTO – Global Cebu FC
- Curt DIZON – FC Meralco Manila
- Neil ETHERIDGE – Cardiff City FC
- Harry FÖLL – FC Hansa Rostock
- Kevin INGRESO – Ceres Negros FC
- Sean Patrick KANE – JPV Marikina FC
- Jesus Joaquin MELLIZA – Stallion Laguna FC
- Hikaru MINEGISHI – Global Cebu FC
- Paul MULDERS – Global Cebu FC
- Jim Junior MUÑOZ – Ceres Negros FC
- Nicholas O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC
- Manuel OTT – Ceres Negros FC
- Mike Rigoberto OTT – Angthong United
- Stephan PALLA – Wolfsberger AC
- Iain RAMSAY – Ceres Negros FC
- Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC
- Daisuke SATO – AC Horsens
- Dennis VILLANUEVA – Global Cebu FC
- James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
- Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
Head coach Thomas Dooley will be assisted by coach Kurt Kowarz.