Full-force Azkals prepare for friendly against Turkmenistan

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 22, 2016 06:46 PM
Full-force Azkals prepare for friendly against Turkmenistan
Iain Ramsay will be back in Philippine colors for the Azkals' friendly match against Turkmenistan

With the AFF Suzuki Cup inching closer and closer, the Philippine National Football Team has finally gotten back in action, and up next for the Azkals will be an international friendly match against Turkmenistan on September 2. 

The Azkals are coming off a 2-0 loss in a friendly match against Australian football club Perth Glory FC, and this time around, they'll be boasting a more complete lineup, with names like Stephan Schrock, Iain Ramsay, Neil Etheridge and Javier Patiño returning to the lineup. 


Check out the list of call-ups below, as announced on the Philippine Football Federation website: 

Amani Aguinaldo

Misagh Bahadoran

Kenshiro Daniels

Patrick Deyto

Neil Etheridge

Daniel Gadia

Kevin Ingreso

Roland Muller 

Junior Muñoz

Manny Ott

Javier Patiño

Patrick Reichelt

Simone Rota

Daisuke Sato

Stephan Schrock

Martin Steuble

Miguel Tanton

Dennis Villanueva

James Younghusband

Phil Younghusband

Stephan Palla


Turkmenistan is no stranger to Philippine football, as the two sides have met four times already, dating back to 2009. The series is split so far, with each side winning two matches each. The last two times that the two squads have met, the Pinoy side came out on top, 2-0 in 2014 and 1-0 in 2013. 

The Philippine Azkals play Turkmenistan on Friday, September 2, 8:00 PM at the Philippine Sports Stadium. 

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