The Philippine Men’s National Team’s campaign in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 / AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 resumes with a match against China PR on Tuesday, 15 October 2019 at Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod, Negros Occidental.
Currently in third place with one win and one loss, the Philippines will face a China PR side that they have faced on three occasions since 2017.
The PFF has called up 23 players for the match. Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and defender Luke Woodland make their return to the squad. Also included are defender Mikel Baas and midfielder Yrick Gallantes, who made their Philippines debut in the win against Guam last month. Edison Suerti and Niko de Vera are the two new additions to the team.
The Azkals is led by head coach Goran Milojevic, assisted by Hezirdan Ramadani and goalkeeping coach Milos Simic. Scott Joseph Cooper is the Assistant Team Manager alongside Team Manager Dan Palami.
In preparation for the match next week, the Philippines will face Thai League 1 side Chainat Hornbill in a friendly scrimmage on Thursday, 10 October 2019.
Tickets for the Philippines vs. China PR match are available at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online.
|Neil Leonard ETHERIDGE||Goalkeeper||Cardiff City FC (England)|
|Michael Aksel FALKESGAARD||Goalkeeper||Bangkok United (Thailand)|
|Kevin Ray HANSEN||Goalkeeper||HB Køge (Denmark)|
|Amani Manuel AGUINALDO||Defender||PKNP FC (Malaysia)|
|Mikel Justin BAAS||Defender||AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands)|
|Carlos Alberto DE MURGA||Defender||Ceres Negros FC|
|Niko DE VERA||Defender||Portland Timbers II (USA)|
|Daisuke SATO||Defender||Muangthong United (Thailand)|
|Alvaro SILVA||Defender||Suphanburi FC (Thailand)|
|Martin Markus STEUBLE||Defender||Port FC (Thailand)|
|Edison SUERTI||Defender||Brattvag IL (Norway)|
|Luke WOODLAND||Defender||Kuala Lumpur FA (Malaysia)|
|Yrick GALLANTES||Midfielder||Gala Fairydean Rovers FC (Scotland)|
|Angel GUIRADO||Midfielder||Chonburi FC (Thailand)|
|Kevin INGRESO||Midfielder||Buriram United (Thailand)|
|Mike Rigoberto OTT||Midfielder||Ceres Negros FC|
|Iain RAMSAY||Midfielder||Sukhothai FC (Thailand)|
|Stephan Markus SCHROCK||Midfielder||Ceres Negros FC|
|John-Patrick STRAUSS||Midfielder||FC Erzgebirge Aue (Germany)|
|Jovin BEDIC||Forward||Kaya FC Iloilo|
|Mark HARTMANN||Forward||Nakhon Ratchasima Mazda FC (Thailand)|
|Jose Elmer PORTERIA||Forward||Ceres Negros FC|
|Patrick REICHELT||Forward||Melaka United (Malaysia)|