18 July 2017

Philippine Under-22 Squad For AFC U23 Championship

The Philippine Under-22 squad will compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Championship 2018 Qualifiers which will be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 19-23 July 2017.
The following 23 players have been selected to form the final roster under Head Coach Marlon Maro. The team left for Cambodia last Monday 17 July.
  1. ASONG, Michael – San Beda College
  2. BALABAT, Nimrod – San Beda College
  3. BAUTISTA, Junell Mark – Davao Aguilas FC
  4. BORLONGAN, Jeremiah – University of the Philippines / Kaya FC Makati B
  5. CLARINO, Julian Mariano – University of the Philippines / FC Meralco Manila
  6. CHENG, Jaime Vicenzo – Davao Aguilas FC
  7. CORSAME, Roberto Jr. – Arellano University
  8. CUBON, Reymart – Far Eastern University / Kaya FC Makati B
  9. DE BRUYCKER, Dylan Alain Lucienne – Davaol Aguilas FC
  10. DE LA TORRE, Rey Franco Miguel – Davao Aguilas FC
  11. DIAZ, Van Rey – Davao Aguilas FC
  12. GADIA, Daniel Bernan – FC Meralco Manila
  13. GAYOSO, Javier Augustine – Ateneo de Manila University
  14. GROMMEN, Joshua Jake – Ceres Negros FC
  15. JARVIS, Jordan Blair – Davao Aguilas FC
  16. JOYEL, Ray Joseph – Far Eastern University / Kaya FC Makati B
  17. KOIZUMI, Yoshiharu – De La Salle University
  18. LAPAS, Christian – University of the Philippines / Kaya FC Makati B
  19. LIMBO, Dimitri Lionel – Kaya FC Makati B
  20. ROCHA, Jeremiah Raphael – Ateneo de Manila University / Kaya FC Makati B
  21. TALAROC, Richard Jr. – Davao Aguilas FC
  22. VALENZUELA, Patrick – National University
  23. VILLANUEVA, Nathanael Ace – FC Meralco Manila
The Philippines are in Group J along with Japan, China PR, and Cambodia.
In preparation for the tournament, the Philippine U-22 team held regular trainings at the Rizal Memorial Stadium and flew to Japan last 6 July for a training camp where they had friendly matches against Tokai University (PHI 1-3), JFA Fukushima Academy, (PHI 0-1), and Ryutsu Keizai University, (PHI 0-3).
The AFC Under-23 Championship 2018 will serve as the team’s preparation for the 29th Southeast Asian Games which begins next month.
Schedule of Matches:
19 July 2017
Japan vs Philippines – 3:30 PM Local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
21 July 2017
Philippines vs China PR – 3:30 PM Local time (4:30 PM Manila time)
23 July 2017
Cambodia vs Philippines – 6:30 PM Local time (7:30 PM Manila time)

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