MANILA (14 June 2011) – A Duren selection side will be the first test for the Philippines national side currently on a tour of Germany in preparation for the 2014 World Cup qualifiers later this month.
The team, which had just came off a defeat to a UFL All-Star side last week, will be based in the city of Duren for a two-week training camp where they will be playing four friendly matches in total.
After the match against a Duren selection side on tomorrow, the Philippines national team will take on an Under-19 squad from Bern on 17 June, before taking on a second Bundesliga team FC Ingolstadt five days later.
They will then wrap up their sojourn with a game against newly-promoted German third division team Darmstadt Achtung 98 on 24 June.
“It’s really training ten times harder so when the game comes we will be ready in speed and stamina. We want to ready the players as if they will play three straight games,” sad Dan Palami , the team manager of the Philippines.
PHILIPPINES TRAINING SQUAD
Nathan Burkey, James Rochlitz, Paul Maulders, Misagh Bahadoran, Neil Etheridge, Manuel Ott, Rob Gier, Angel Guirado, Rey Johnsson, Jerry Lucena, Stephan Schrock, Ian Araneta, Aly Borromeo, Chieffy Caligdong, Anton Del Rosario, Roel Gener, Nestor Margarse, Edward Sacapano, Jason Sabio, Richard Becite, Phil Younghusband, James Younghusband and Pascal Zuberbuhler.