The Philippine Men’s National Team’s preparation for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 and the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 continues this October with a FIFA International Friendly Match with Oman on Saturday 13 October 2018 in Doha, Qatar.
This will be the first time in 17 years that the Philippines, ranked 114th in the FIFA Rankings, will face Oman, ranked 85th in the FIFA Rankings. The previous meeting between the two teams was during the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea-Japan Qualifiers in May 2001, the Philippines lost both matches 0-2 and 0-7 respectively.
Both teams will also participate in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 next year. The Philippines is in Group C while Oman is in Group F.
Forward Javier Patiño, defenders Stephan Palla, goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard, and midfielders Kevin Ingreso, Iain Ramsay, Dennis Villanueva, and James Younghusband all make their return to the squad after missing the friendly against Bahrain last month.
Defender Martin Steuble is also included in the squad. The Ceres Negros FC captain was last called up in the friendly match against Malaysia in March 2017.
Neil ETHERIDGE – Goalkeeper – Cardiff City FC (England)
Michael FALKESGAARD – Goalkeeper – Bangkok United FC (Thailand)
Amani AGUINALDO – Defender – Ceres Negros FC
Stephan PALLA – Defender – Buriram United (Thailand)
Simone ROTA – Defender – Davao Aguilas FC
Daisuke SATO – Defender – ACS Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe (Romania)
Martin STEUBLE – Defender – Ceres Negros FC
Paul MULDERS – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Kevin INGRESO – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Manuel OTT – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Mike Rigoberto OTT – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Iain RAMSAY – Midfielder – FELDA United (Malaysia)
Adam TULL – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
Dennis VILLANUVEA – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
Luke WOODLAND – Midfielder – Suphanburi FC (Thailand)
James YOUNGHUSBAND – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
Jovin BEDIC – Forward – Kaya FC Iloilo
Curt DIZON – Forward – Ceres Negros FC
Javier PATIÑO – Forward – Buriram United (Thailand)
Patrick REICHELT – Forward – Ceres Negros FC
Philip YOUNGHUSBAND – Forward – Davao Aguilas FC
Also invited are players:
Alvaro SILVA – Defender – Kedah FA (Malaysia)
Amin NAZARI – Midfielder – IFK Mariehamn (Sweden)
John-Patrick STRAUSS – Midfielder – FC Erzgebirge Aue (Germany)