The Philippine Football Federation has released a 23-man strong squad list for 2022 World Cup Qualifier encounter vs China PR, which is scheduled to be played at the Panaad Stadium in Balocod on 15th October.
Cardiff City’s shot-stopper Neil Etheridge is a part of the squad which will, most probably, be led by Stephan Schrock of Ceres-Negros FC.
— The Philippine Football Federation (@philfootball) October 9, 2019
The Azkals are currently third in Group A, behind top-placed China who are followed by Syria on the table. They have won one of their two matches – a 4-1 away win over Guam – while their home encounter vs Syria resulted in a 5-2 defeat.
China, on the other hand, have played only one match so far in the World Cup qualifiers, which also double up as 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers, defeating Maldives 5-0 in an away encounter. The Asian giants would hope to register a second consecutive win, while Philippines would love to create an upset on 15th October and give their home fans something to cheer about.
Philippines’ 23-member squad for 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against China PR
GOALKEEPERS: Neil Etheridge, Michael Falkesgaard, Kevin Ray Hansen
DEFENDERS: Amani Aguinaldo, Mikel Justin Baas, Carli de Murga, Niko de Vera, Daisuke Sato, Alvaro Silva, Martin Steuble, Edison Suerti, Luke Woodland
MIDFIELDERS: Yrick Gallantes, Angel Guirado, Kevin Ingresso, Mike Ott, Iain Ramsay, Stephan Schrock, John-Patrick Strauss
FORWARDS: Jovin Bedic, Mart Hartmann, Jose Elmar Porteria, Patrick Reichelt