The Philippine Football Federation has released a 23-man strong squad list for 2022 World Cup Qualifier encounter vs China, which is scheduled to be played at the Panaad Stadium in Balocod on 15th October.
Cardiff City’s shot-stopper Neil Etheridge is a part of the squad which will, most probably, be led by Stephan Schrock of Ceres-Negros FC. Here’s the full squad for the WCQ encounter.
— The Philippine Football Federation (@philfootball) October 9, 2019
The Azkals are currently third in Group A, behind top-placed China who are followed by Syria on the table. They have won one of their two matches – a 4-1 away win over Guam – while their home encounter vs Syria resulted in a 5-2 defeat.
China, on the other hand, have played only one match so far in the World Cup qualifiers, which also double up as 2023 Asian Cup qualifiers, defeating Maldives 5-0 in an away encounter. The Asian giants would hope to register a second consecutive win, while Philippines would love to create an upset on 15th October and give their home fans something to cheer about.