Azkals continue preparations for AFF, AFC tournaments with friendly match vs. Oman
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 10, 2018 05:12 PM
The Azkals continue their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup and the AFC Asian Cup with an international friendly match versus Oman in Doha, Qatar
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 irst 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 Quali iers 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