The Philippine Men’s National Team return to competitive action for the three FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 / AFC Asian Cup China 2023 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 matches which will be held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates..
The Philippines currently sit in third place and will face China PR, Guam, and the Maldives beginning Monday 07 June 2021 at Sharjah Stadium.
|Day||Kick-off Time||Time in Manila||Match||Venue|
|07 June 2021||9:00 PM||1:00 AM||China PR vs. Philippines||Sharjah Stadium|
|11 June 2021||6:00 PM||10:00 PM||Philippines vs. Guam||Sharjah Stadium|
|15 June 2021||6:00 PM||10:00 PM||Philippines vs. Maldives||Sharjah Stadium|
The Group A matches were initially set to be played in Suzhou, China PR, but was decided by AFC to move the match venue to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Twenty-one (21) players were called up for the competition. Leading the team is captain Stephan Schrock. Among the new players in the squad are: Oliver Bias, Bernd Schipmann, Jefferson Tabinas, and Michael Kempter.
Prior to the journey to the United Arab Emirates, the Azkals held a two-week training camp in Doha, Qatar hosted by the Qatar Football Association to prepare for the competition.
|Kevin Ray HANSEN||Goalkeeper||Kuala Lumpur City FC (Malaysia)|
|Quincy KAMMERAAD||Goalkeeper||Azkals Development Team|
|Bernd SCHIPMANN||Goalkeeper||Rot Weiss Ahlen (Germany)|
|Justin BAAS||Defender||United City FC|
|Carlos Alberto DE MURGA||Defender||Terengganu FC (Malaysia)|
|Mar Vincent DIANO||Defender||Azkals Development Team|
|Michael KEMPTER||Defender||Neuchatel Xamax (Switzerland)|
|Jefferson TABINAS||Defender||Mito Hollyhock (Japan)|
|Luke WOODLAND||Defender||Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC (Thailand)|
|Alvaro SILVA||Defender||BG Pathum United (Thailand)|
|Martin STEUBLE||Defender||Port FC (Thailand)|
|Oliver BIAS||Midfielder||FC Nitra (Slovakia)|
|Kenshiro DANIELS||Midfielder||Kaya FC-Iloilo|
|Javier GAYOSO||Midfielder||Azkals Development Team|
|Manuel OTT||Midfielder||Melaka United (Malaysia)|
|Mike OTT||Midfielder||United City FC|
|Patrick REICHELT||Midfielder||Suphanburi FC (Thailand)|
|Stephan SCHRÖCK||Midfielder||United City FC|
|Mark WINHOFFER||Midfielder||Azkals Development Team|
|Angel GUIRADO||Forward||St. Joseph’s FC (Gibraltar)|
|Mark HARTMANN||Forward||United City FC|
The matches will be shown LIVE on One Sports (channel 41 on free TV, channel 6 on Cignal TV, and channel 59 on Sky Cable) and One Sports+ (channels 261 and 91 on Cignal TV).