AFC Asian Cup: Azkals reveal lineup for 2019 Asian Cup
ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 27, 2018 11:39 PM
The Philippine Men's National Football Team's 23-man lineup for the upcoming 2019 AFC Asian Cup has been announced
The Philippine Men's National Football Team's 23-man lineup for the upcoming 2019 AFC Asian Cup has been announced.
Following their semifinals run in the recently concluded 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, the Philippine Azkals will now turn their focus to the prestigious Asian tournament, which will pit the Pinoy side against powerhouse squads such as Korea Republic, China PR, and Kyrgyzstan.
Leading the Sven-Goran Eriksson-mentored side will be team captain and Azkals' leading scorer Phil Younghusband, along with brother James Younghusband, as well as veterans Stephan Schrock, Daisuke Sato, Stephan Palla, Iain Ramsay, Javier Patiño, and Patrick Reichelt.
Star goalkeeper Neil Etheridge will be missing the tournament due to club commitments, but filling in for the Fil-British keeper will be Michael Falkesgaard, former UAAP champion Ace Villanueva, and newcomer Kevin Ray Hansen.
Full 23-man lineup for the Philippine Azkals
Michael FALKESGAARD – Goalkeeper
Kevin Ray HANSEN – Goalkeeper
Nathanael Ace VILLANUEVA – Goalkeeper
Carlos DE MURGA – Defender
Stephan PALLA – Defender
Daisuke SATO – Defender
Alvaro SILVA – Defender
Adam TULL – Midfielder
Luke WOODLAND – Defender
Kevin INGRESO – Midfielder
Paul MULDERS – Midfielder
Manuel OTT – Midfielder
Mike Rigoberto OTT – Midfielder
Stephan SCHROCK – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
John-Patrick STRAUSS – Midfielder
Miguel Javier TANTON – Midfielder
James YOUNGHUSBAND – Midfielder
Jovin BEDIC – Forward
Curt DIZON – Forward
Javier PATIÑO – Forward
Iain RAMSAY – Forward
Patrick REICHELT – Forward
Philip YOUNGHUSBAND – Forward
The Philippine Azkals begin their 2019 AFC Asian Cup campaign on January 7th against Korea Republic at the Khalifa Bin Zayed Stadium