The Philippine national men’s football team has released the lineup for its friendly match against Laos on Monday.
The Azkals will be led by Filipino-German midfielder Stephan Schrock, who dazzled in the team’s historic 2-0 victory over Singapore last Friday.
Also in the lineup are Marwin Angeles, Marvin Angeles, Misagh Bahadoran, Jeffrey Christiaens, Rob Gier, Patrick Reichelt, Carli de Murga, Denis Wolf, and David Basa of Global FC; Roel Gener, Eduard Sacapano and Nestorio Margarse Jr. of Philippine Army Fritz & Macziol; Ref Cuaresma and Anto Gonzales of the Loyola Meralco Sparks; Jason Sabio and OJ Porteria of Kaya; Jason De Jong of Penson Stallion Giligan’s; Ian Araneta of Philippine Air Force Phoenix; Chieffy Caligdong, Fulham goalkeeper Neil Etheridge and Filipino-Dutch Paul Mulders.
Notably missing the Laos match will be Phil and James Younghusband, who flew back to the country to commemorate the death anniversary of their mother, and Filipino-Dutch Jerry Lucena, who was called up by his Danish Superliga club Esbjerg FB.
Laos, ranked 193rd in the world, last played the Azkals in the 2010 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup qualifiers, in a match which ended in a 2-2 draw. Both teams qualified to the tournament proper, where the Filipinos made a run to the semifinals for the first time in history.
The Laos friendly is the last stop in the Azkals’ Southeast Asian tour, which is part of their buildup for this year’s Suzuki Cup.