Neil Etheridge returns to Azkals lineup for Qualifiers match vs. China

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 09, 2019 10:15 AM
Etheridge returns to Azkals lineup for WCQ match vs. China
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Star goalkeeper and English Premier League standout Neil Etheridge will be back with the Philippine Men's National Football Team for their upcoming 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup Joint Qualifiers Round 2 matchup against China on Tuesday, October 15th at the Panaad Park and Stadium in Bacolod. 

The 29-year old Filipino-British who's currently playing for Cardiff City in the English Football League Championship, missed the Azkals' first two Qualifiers matches due to injury. 

The Philippines opened the 2nd Round of the Qualifiers absorbing a 2-5 loss to Syria in Panaad, before bouncing back masterfully with a 4-1 win over Guam on the road. 

The Azkals now face the highest-ranked team in their group as they continue to battle for the top spot in Group A. 

Currently, the Azkals sit with 3 points off a win and a loss. China, meanwhile, also sits at 3 points with one win. 

Kick-off time on Tuesday will be at 8:00 PM. 

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