Phil, Schrock still absent from Azkals lineup vs. North Korea, Misagh, Ott return

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 28, 2016 12:29 PM
Younghusband,  Schrock still absent from Azkals lineup
Misagh Bahadoran (9) returns to the Azkals lineup after serving a one game suspension

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has announced the 23-man lineup that will be wearing the country’s colors against North Korea, Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium for their final Group Stage match.

The players that were called up include:

  • Amani Aguinaldo
  • Jorrel Aristorenas
  • Misagh Bahadoran
  • Ojay Clarino
  • Kenshiro Daniels
  • Dominic Del Rosario
  • Patrick Deyto
  • Neil Etheridge
  • Daniel Gadia
  • Juani Guirado
  • Roland Muller
  • Manny Ott
  • Javier Patino
  • Iain Ramsay
  • Patrick Reichelt
  • Simone Rota
  • Daisuke Sato
  • Martin Steuble
  • Miguel Tanton
  • Tomas Trigo
  • Dennis Villanueva
  • Luke Woodland
  • James Younghusband

Still notably absent from the lineup are Phil Younghusband, Stephan Schrock, Kevin Ingresso, and Stephan Palla, all of whom are nursing injuries.

OJ Porteria, who was booked with a straight red card early into last week’s Uzbekistan match, will be serving a one game suspension.

Returning to the lineup will be Misagh Bahadoran and Manny Ott, who both served a one game suspension for card accumulation, while Roland Muller will also be suiting back up.

Another notable returnee is James Younghusband will be making his World Cup Qualifers debut. A long-time member of the national team, James was left out of the squad at the beginning of the World Cup Qualifiers tournament last year.

A couple of names will also be making their Azkals debut, as Kaya FC standout Miguel Tanton and UP Maroon and Loyola-Meralco Spark Daniel Gadia were both called up for their first national team appearance.


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