By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Both players were widely expected to miss out on Southeast Asia's premier international competition due to club commitments, and their absence was confirmed on Friday.
However, there is good news for the Azkals as goalkeeper Roland Muller has been made available by club side Duisburg, as well as a number of other foreign-based players including Paul Mulders, Jerry Lucena and Ray Jonsson.
Philippines coach Michael Weiss has gone for a fairly experienced list including Phil and James Younghusband of Loyola Meralco Sparks and Philippine Air Force captain Emelio Caligdong.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of fresh faces in the side as well, with the likes of Jeffrey Christiaens, Marwin Angeles and Demitrius Omphroy all looking to shine in their first-ever Suzuki Cup appearance.
Philippines squad for the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup
Goalkeepers: Roland Muller (Duisburg), Eduard Sacapano (Philippine Army), Ref Cuaresma (Loyola Meralco Sparks)
Defenders: Ray Jonsson (Grindavik), Rob Gier (Ascot United), Juan Luis Guirado (Racing Lermeno), Dennis Cagara (Karlsruher), Carli De Murga (Global), Jason Sabio (Kaya), Jeffrey Christiaens (Global)
Midfielders: James Younghusband (Loyola Meralco Sparks), Jerry Lucena (Esbjerg), Paul Mulders (ADO Den Haag), Emelio Caligdong (Philippine Air Force), Demitrius Omphroy, Patrick Reichelt, Marwin Angeles (all Global), Jason De Jong (Stallion), Angel Guirado (Salgaocar), Chris Greatwich (Morris County Colonials)
Forwards: Phil Younghusband (Loyola Meralco Sparks), Denis Wolf (Global)