MANILA (11 Oct 2018) – The Philippines will take on Oman in a friendly this Saturday as they stepped up a gear towards the AFF Suzuki Cup next month.
Following the team’s exit from the 2018 Bangabandhu Cup last week, the tour of the Middle East follows as the Philippines look to land their first ever AFF Suzuki Cup crown.
The friendly against Oman – the first in 17 years – will be played in Doha, Qatar.
Their last meeting was at the qualifying rounds for the 2002 FIFA World Cup in 2001 which the Philippines lost at home and away.
PHILIPPINES TRAINING SQUAD
Neil ETHERIDGE – Goalkeeper – Cardiff City FC (England)
Michael FALKESGAARD – Goalkeeper – Bangkok United FC (Thailand)
Amani AGUINALDO – Defender – Ceres Negros FC
Stephan PALLA – Defender – Buriram United (Thailand)
Simone ROTA – Defender – Davao Aguilas FC
Daisuke SATO – Defender – ACS Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe (Romania)
Martin STEUBLE – Defender – Ceres Negros FC
Paul MULDERS – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Kevin INGRESO – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Manuel OTT – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Mike Rigoberto OTT – Midfielder – Ceres Negros FC
Iain RAMSAY – Midfielder – FELDA United (Malaysia)
Adam TULL – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
Dennis VILLANUVEA – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
Luke WOODLAND – Midfielder – Suphanburi FC (Thailand)
James YOUNGHUSBAND – Midfielder – Davao Aguilas FC
Jovin BEDIC – Forward – Kaya FC Iloilo
Curt DIZON – Forward – Ceres Negros FC
Javier PATIÑO – Forward – Buriram United (Thailand)
Patrick REICHELT – Forward – Ceres Negros FC
Philip YOUNGHUSBAND – Forward – Davao Aguilas FC