The Philippine men’s football squad, bannered by striker Phil Younghusband and Chieffy Caligdong, will defend its Philippine Football Peace Cup title on October 11 to 15 at the Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.
The Philippines goes against Taiwan on Friday at 7 p.m., before taking on Pakistan on October 15. The Taiwan-Pakistan match is on October 13.
The Azkals are expected to have a full-strength roster after Filipino-German Stephan Schrock, goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, Jerry Lucena, Rob Gier, and Patrick Reichelt confirmed their participation.
Also joining the team are James Younghusband, brothers Angel and Juani Guirado, Marwin Angeles, Misagh Bahadoran, Jerry Barbaso, Jeffrey Christiaens, Jason De Jong, Ed Sacapaño, Paul Mulders and Mark Hartmann, Chris Greatwich and OJ Porteria, and Patrick Deyto.
JOSEF T. RAMOS