06 November 2017

Philippines Squad for AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers Match vs Nepal

The quest for a Philippines slot in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 continues.
The Philippine Men’s National Team face Nepal in Match Day 5 of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers on 14 November 2017 at the ANFA Complex in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The match is crucial since a win over Nepal will ensure the Philippines’ qualification to the AFC Asian Cup 2019 final round for the very first time and with a game to spare.
The Philippines sits on top of Group F with eight (8) points while Nepal is in last place with one (1) point.
The Azkals began their Asian Cup campaign with a convincing 4-1 win against Nepal last 28 March 2017 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. Phil Younghusband scored twice in the match while Iain Ramsay and Javier Patiño scored a goal each.
23 players have been called up for the Nepal match. Former Philippine Under-22 player and Global Cebu forward Paolo Salenga and Ceres Negros forward Joshua Dutosme earned their first call up to the team. Kaya FC Makati midfielder Marwin Angeles is back with the national team after a stint in 2014. Misagh Bahadoran returns to the squad after missing out in the draw against Yemen last 10 October. Patiño, Amani Aguinaldo, Manny Ott, and Luke Woodland are still out of the squad due to injuries.
  1. Marwin ANGELES – Kaya FC Makati
  2. Fitch ARBOLEDA – Stallion Laguna FC
  3. Misagh BAHADORAN – Global Cebu FC
  4. Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC
  5. Carlos DE MURGA – Ceres Negros FC
  6. Patrick DEYTO – Global Cebu FC
  7. Curt DIZON – FC Meralco Manila
  8. Joshua DUTOSME – Ceres Negros FC
  9. Neil ETHERIDGE – Cardiff City FC
  10. Kevin INGRESO – Ceres Negros FC
  11. Sean Patrick KANE – JPV Marikina FC
  12. Hikaru MINEGISHI – Global Cebu FC
  13. Paul MULDERS – Global Cebu FC
  14. Jim Junior MUÑOZ – Ceres Negros FC
  15. Nicholas O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC
  16. Mike OTT – Angthong United
  17. Iain RAMSAY – Ceres Negros FC
  18. Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC
  19. Paolo SALENGA – Global Cebu FC
  20. Daisuke SATO – AC Horsens
  21. Dennis VILLANUEVA – Global Cebu FC
  22. James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
  23. Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
Head coach Thomas Dooley will be assisted by Stefano Marsella.



  1. you bungle this one, you're done for

    1. Who the hell is Dutosme? Has he even made any first team apps yet? Such a random call-up!

    2. dustome is from bukidnon and played his football varsity at la salle bacolod...he was acquired by ceres during the mid season...currently 1 start and 2 sub for ceres.

    3. 1 start and 2 sub apps and he gets called up for the senior NT? Lol!!!

    4. no gasic? no badelic? no rosalia? and then nasa line up o'donnell? wtf. kelan pa huling laro niyan na consistent? ever since lumipat ng global yang keeper na yan hindi na yan nakalaro. maybe few games pero wtf!! pano mo masasabi na ang call-up ay performance base? bullsh*t

    5. tinanong ny ba yan mga players na yan if gusto nila mg laro sa national team? :)

    6. @cgegreklamo nothing wrong about your comment :) pero sa tingin ko naman any player (especially local talent na dito sa bansa nahasa yung laro) ay gustong magrepresent ng bansa nila. pero shempre opinion and guess ko lang yan. pero sabihin na naten gusto nila, bat hindi sila nabibigyan ng call up? wala naman nagsabi ilaro sila agad eh. chance lang ba na mapansin din dahil sa local league nagperperform naman sila

  2. the squad is ageing. good to see new call-ups have NT experience. potential and preparation.

  3. No More Shamrock