The Philippine Men’s National Team will participate in the four-nation Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) International Tournament scheduled on 1-5 December 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Philippines will play against host Chinese Taipei, Laos, and Timor Leste. All the tier 1, “A” matches will be held at the Municipal Stadium in Taipei.
The tournament schedule is outside the FIFA international match window and there is no mandatory release by clubs of players for national team duty.
Team management is headed by Jefferson Cheng as Team Manager while the coaching staff is led by Marlon Maro as Head Coach, assisted by Randolfo Clarino, Marlon Piñero, Ronoel Garfin, and Ramonito Carreon.
Available players who were called up include those from Philippines Football League clubs and several standouts from the U22 team. They will be joined by James and Phil Younghusband, Simone Rota, Angel Guirado, Ruben Doctora Jr., and Mike Ott.
The tournament is seen as a good opportunity for the young players to experience being part of the Men’s Team and show their potential in the higher level.
- Nathanael ALQUIROS – Stallion Laguna FC
- Fitch ARBOLEDA – Stallion Laguna FC
- Junell BAUTISTA – Davao Aguilas FC
- Jaime CHENG – Davao Aguilas FC
- Justin CHENG – Davao Aguilas FC
- Julian CLARINO – University of the Philippines
- Reymart CUBON – Davao Aguilas FC
- Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC
- Ruben DOCTORA Jr. – Stallion Laguna FC
- Javier GAYOSO – Ateneo de Manila University
- Angel GUIRADO – Davao Aguilas FC
- James HALL – Davao Aguilas FC
- Ray JOYEL – Far Eastern University
- Christian LAPAS – University of the Philippines
- Kintaro MIYAGI – Univeristy of the Philippines
- Nick O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC
- Mike OTT – Angthong FC
- Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC
- Yannick TUASON – Stallion Laguna FC
- Adam TULL – Kaya FC Makati
- Reynald VILLAREAL – Stallion Laguna FC
- James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
- Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
1 December 2017 – 4:00 PM
Laos vs Philippines
3 December 2017 – 7:00 PM
Chinese Taipei vs Philippines
5 December 2017 – 4:00 PM
Timor-Leste vs Philippines