The Philippine Under-22 squad will compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship 2018 Qualifiers which will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 19-23 July 2017.
The following 23 players have been selected to form the final roster under Head Coach Marlon Maro. The team left for Cambodia last Monday 17 July.
- ASONG, Michael – San Beda College
- BALABAT, Nimrod – San Beda College
- BAUTISTA, Junell Mark – Davao Aguilas FC
- BORLONGAN, Jeremiah – University of the Philippines / Kaya FC Makati B
- CLARINO, Julian Mariano – University of the Philippines / FC Meralco Manila
- CHENG, Jaime Vicenzo – Davao Aguilas FC
- CORSAME, Roberto Jr. – Arellano University
- CUBON, Reymart – Far Eastern University / Kaya FC Makati B
- DE BRUYCKER, Dylan Alain Lucienne – Davaol Aguilas FC
- DE LA TORRE, Rey Franco Miguel – Davao Aguilas FC
- DIAZ, Van Rey – Davao Aguilas FC
- GADIA, Daniel Bernan – FC Meralco Manila
- GAYOSO, Javier Augustine – Ateneo de Manila University
- GROMMEN, Joshua Jake – Ceres Negros FC
- JARVIS, Jordan Blair – Davao Aguilas FC
- JOYEL, Ray Joseph – Far Eastern University / Kaya FC Makati B
- KOIZUMI, Yoshiharu – De La Salle University
- LAPAS, Christian – University of the Philippines / Kaya FC Makati B
- LIMBO, Dimitri Lionel – Kaya FC Makati B
- ROCHA, Jeremiah Raphael – Ateneo de Manila University / Kaya FC Makati B
- TALAROC, Richard Jr. – Davao Aguilas FC
- VALENZUELA, Patrick – National University
- VILLANUEVA, Nathanael Ace – FC Meralco Manila
The Philippines are in Group J along with Japan, China PR, and Cambodia.
In preparation for the tournament, the Philippine U-22 team held regular trainings at the Rizal Memorial Stadium and flew to Japan last 6 July for a training camp where they had friendly matches against Tokai University (PHI 1-3), JFA Fukushima Academy, (PHI 0-1), and Ryutsu Keizai University, (PHI 0-3).
The AFC Under-23 Championship 2018 will serve as the team’s preparation for the 29th Southeast Asian Games which begins next month.
Schedule of Matches:
19 July 2017
Japan vs Philippines – 3:30 PM Local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
21 July 2017
Philippines vs China PR – 3:30 PM Local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
23 July 2017
Cambodia vs Philippines – 6:30 PM Local time (7:30 PM Manila time)