Younghusbands to lead PH Azkals again
A 23-MAN squad will lead the Philippine Azkals in their quest for a slot in the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup UAE 2019.
The Younghusband brothers Phil and James will spearhead the the Azkals when they face Nepal in Match Day 5 of the qualifiers on Nov. 14 at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu, Nepal.
This encounter is a crucial once since a win over Nepal will ensure the Philippines’ qualification to the final round for the very first time, with a game to spare.
The Philippines is on top of Group F with eight (8) points, while Nepal is in last place with one (1) point.
The Azkals began their Asian Cup campaign with a convincing 4-1 win against Nepal last 28 March 2017 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila.
It was Phil Younghusband, who scored twice in the match while Iain Ramsay and Javier Patiño made a goal each.
Among the 23 players who have been called up for the Nepal match are Former Philippine Under-22 player and Global Cebu forward Paolo Salenga and Ceres Negros forward Joshua Dutosme.
There’s Kaya FC Makati midfielder Marwin Angeles, who is back in the national team after last joining in 2014.
Misagh Bahadoran also returns to the squad after missing out in the draw against Yemen last Oct. 10.
Javier Patiño, Amani Aguinaldo, Manny Ott, and Luke Woodland are still out of the squad due to injuries
Other players include Marwin Angeles, Fitch Arboleda, Dylan de Bruycker, Carlos de Murga and Patrick Deyto.