Azkals continue preparations for big tourneys with friendly vs. Oman

ABS-CBN Sports

Posted at Oct 11 2018 01:59 AM | Updated as of Oct 11 2018 07:40 AM

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 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 mid ielders 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.

 Azkals Lineup for International Friendly Match vs. Oman

  • Neil Etheridge
  • Michael Falkesgaard
  • Amani Aguinaldo
  • Stephan Palla
  • Simone Rota
  • Daisuke Sato
  • Martin Steuble
  • Kevin Ingreso
  • Paul Mulders
  • Manny Ott
  • Mike Ott
  • Iain Ramsay
  • Adam Tull
  • Dennis Villanueva
  • Luke Woodland
  • James Younghusband
  • Jovin Bedic
  • Javier Patiño
  • Patrick Reichelt
  • Phil Younghusband

Also Invited:

  • Alvaro Silva
  • Amin Nazari
  • John-Patrick Strauss

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