The preparation for the Philippines’ campaign in the upcoming Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 – FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 / AFC Asian Cup 2023 begins with a training camp in China PR.
The training camp includes two matches, a FIFA International Friendly Match between the Philippine Men’s “A” Team and China PR Men’s “A” Team on Friday, 7 June 2019 at Guangzhou Tianhe Stadium in Guangzhou, China, and a practice match between the Philippines selection and a local club on Sunday, 9 June 2019 in Guangdong Province.
The friendly match against China PR is the team’s first match following the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 last January 2019. This will be the second time in recent years that China PR will host the Philippines in a friendly match. The two teams last met in China last June 2017 where the hosts came away with an 8-1 win.
A total of 24 players were called up and/or invited. The team held training sessions at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium over the past two days.
Goalkeeper Patrick Deyto and defender Marco Casambre make their return to the lineup. The new additions to the squad are Bernd Schipmann who plays for German side Rot Weiss Ahlen and midfielder Christian Rontini who plays for Italian side ASD Sangiovannesse 1927.
Scott Cooper will lead the team as the senior coach.
The team left for China PR today, 05 June 2019.
|1||DEYTO, Patrick||Goalkeeper||Stallion Laguna FC|
|2||FALKESGAARD, Michael||Goalkeeper||Bangkok United (Thailand)|
|3||SCHIPMANN, Bernd||Goalkeeper||Rot Weiss Ahlen (Germany)|
|4||AGUINALDO, Amani||Defender||PKNP FC (Malaysia)|
|5||CASAMBRE, Marco||Defender||Chainat Hornbill (Thailand)|
|6||PALLA, Stephan||Defender||Buriram United (Thailand)|
|7||WOODLAND, Luke||Defender||Kuala Lumpur FA (Malaysia)|
|8||SATO, Daisuke||Defender||Sepsi OSK Sfantu Gheorghe (Romania)|
|9||SILVA, Alvaro||Defender||Ceres Negros FC|
|10||INGRESO, Kevin||Midfielder||Ceres Negros FC|
|11||OTT, Mike Rigoberto||Midfielder||Ceres Negros FC|
|12||RONTINI, Christian||Midfielder||ASD Sangiovannesse 1927 (Italy)|
|13||SCHROCK, Stephan||Midfielder||Ceres Negros FC|
|14||BEDIC, Jovin||Forward||Kaya FC - Iloilo|
|15||DIZON, Curt||Forward||Ceres Negros FC|
|16||REICHELT, Patrick||Forward||Melaka United FC (Malaysia)|
|17||PATIÑO, Javier||Forward||Buriram United (Thailand)|
Invited for the training camp are foreign-based players:
|18||BAILEY, Kainoa||Forward||Des Moines Menace (USA)|
|19||BARDANCA, Diego||Defender||MKS Bytovia Bytow (Poland)|
|20||BERNAL, Enrique||Forward||Real Balompedica Linense (Spain)|
|21||FERNANDEZ, Pancho||Forward||Deportes La Serena (Chile)|
|22||GUERRA, Kevin||Midfielder||ATSV Erlangen (Germany)|
|23||KEMPTER, Michael||Defender||FC Zurich (Switzerland)|
|24||STRICKLER, Kristofer||Forward||Virginia Tech University (USA)|