Now that Sea Games 2019 will revert back to the old format, Under-23 tournament, and that we will host the SEA Games we really need to form a formidable team that can upset Thailand,Vietnam etc. From the previous squad, Here are the players still eligible for next year's SEA Games. Jarvey Gayoso - 1997 Jeremiah Rocha - 1996 Dimitri Limbo -1997 Josh Grommen - 1996 Junell Bautista - 1996 Robert Corsame - 1996 Kouichi Belgira - 1996 Ray Joyel - 1996 Jordan Jarvis - 1998 Dylan De Bruycker -1997 Christian Lapas - 1998.
From PFL teams, Omar Khan - 1996 Dom Del Rosario - 1996 Marco Casambre -1998 Chima Uzoka - 1998 Zach Banzon -1996 Fritz Brigoli -1997 Christian Cruz- Herrera - 1996.
Based-abroad: Raphael Obermair - 1996,John Kanayama -1996, Andrew Pawiak -1996, Anthony Pinthus - 1998, Mark Swainston- 1999,Kadin Chung 1998, Aidan Daniels -1998, Patrick Klug -1997, Harry Föll - 1998, Pancho Fernandez - 1998/1999 not sure, Patrick Metcalfe -1998, Giann Magno - 1999, Simen Santos Lyngbo- 1998, Francesco Posarelli - 1996, Matthew Baldisimo -1998, Rafael Deverala - 1999, Kristoffer Reyes -1996, John-Daniel Gudjonsson -1996
The journey to the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 Qualifiers has begun following the official draw ceremony at the AFC House on Wednesday.
The Draw divided the 44 participating teams into two zones of WEST (West + South + Central) with 24 teams, and EAST (East + ASEAN) with 20 teams.
Group J host Malaysia, who reached the quarter-finals of the competition for the first time in their history in January, are set to host China PR, Laos and Philippines.
The 11 group winners and four best second-placed teams will qualify for the Finals, with the host nation of the Finals receiving automatic qualification.
In the event that the host of the Finals, Thailand, finish among the qualified teams to the Finals (either top of the group or one of the four best second-placed teams), the next (fifth) second-placed team in the ranking among all groups will qualify to the Finals instead.
The 2020 Qualifiers will be held on March 22-26, 2019.
I just read that the PFF is sending an U22 youth team to the AFF U22 championship on Feb 17 with only 2 weeks of preparation. Isn't the PFF getting tired of being on the receiving end of demoralizing national youth team multigoal losses?
Don't they understand that it is demoralizing for young soccer players aspiring to be national team players someday to see their team demolished year after year? That is why they choose to play basketball instead.
Of course skipping the tournament is not the answer either, since all that does is send the message to all our aspiring young players that we are not even trying.
The least they can do is prepare them adequately so they can be competitive. We even lose to smaller teams like Timor Leste, Brunei, etc. not because of a smaller pool or lack of skill but because the PFF has failed them, but sending teams unprepared.
We now have a national team training camp venue partially financed by FIFA with land donated by the Manila Jockey Club. What excuse does the PFF have not to spend a longer period of time preparing teams?
We don't expect our teams to suddenly be dominating at international competitions. We are a developing football country with a smaller pool of players and we all understand that. We just expect them to be competitive and to achieve that all it takes is proper preparation and organization which the PFF has been found wanting again and again.
Heard from a reliable source that the U-22/23 NT under Coach Cooper already started forming a team and practicing even before the start of Suzuki Cup, they have 94 players on their Pool, mostly homegrown players but they're also open on recruiting Foreign-based players. but with UAAP on going during AFF U22, UAAP Stars won't be playing for our U22 AFF team.
expect this batch to be much competitive compare to the previous U22/23 teams. They will be playing this year for AFF U22, AFC U23 Qualifying, and Sea Games.
It may sound stupid but I'd still be optimistic. Not that I agree with the leniency of the PFF but, since the last decade that the Azkals have taken popularity. We've only seen young players coming from school-based teams. And I'd be positive that soon enough, we'd get young players from the academies that have been established. Basically, first 5 years of the football renaissance, we're getting players from university programs. But now (or soon) we'll get them from the academies themselves.
But ofcourse, the PFF should also manage the talents well.
15 February 2019 Philippines Men’s Under-22 In AFF U22 Championship 2019
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has called up 23 players that comprise the squad for the Philippine Under-22 team that will compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 to be held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from 17-26 February 2019. The Philippines are in Group A together with Vietnam, Thailand, and Timor Leste. The players called up come primarily from the university teams that participate in either the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) with a few coming from overseas based teams and Philippine professional club teams. The head coach is Salvador Salvacion assisted by Coaches Andres Gonzales, Randolfo Clarino, Christopher Pedimonte, and Ralph Datoy. The team had training sessions and played against local clubs as build-up for the tournament. The Under-22 team will be also form part of the Philippines team for the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers this March in Malaysia and hopefully the squad for the 30th Southeast Asian Games which will be held this November in Manila. “We wish the Philippines Men’s Under-22 team the best of luck as they compete in the AFF U22 Championship 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “We hope that the players can maximize their full potential during the competition. Joining the tournament is part of the players’ preparations for the upcoming Southeast Asian Games later this year.” The team left for Cambodia today Friday 15 February 2019.
ARCILLA, Alexandre Goalkeeper Ateneo de Manila University ASONG, Michael Goalkeeper San Beda University BALOBO, Kenry Goalkeeper San Beda University BAGUIO, Lawrence Defender De La Salle - College of St. Benilde BALBINO, Winces Defender Lyceum of the Philippines EBARLE, Major Dean Defender Kaya FC Iloilo CLARINO, Jose Miguel Defender University of the Philippines GRIERSON, William Jay Defender Ateneo de Manila University JARVIS, Jordan Defender Eastern Sports Club (Hong Kong) MAHINAY, Banjo Defender Lyceum of the Philippines MANSUETO, James Defender Lyceum of the Philippines SANCIANGCO, Ray Defender University of the Philippines BORLONGAN, Jeremiah Midfielder University of the Philippines GUINABANG, Jumbel Midfielder Arellano University DE BRUYCKER, Dylan Midfielder Ceres Negros FC LAGUERTA, Earl Midfielder De La Salle - College of St. Benilde LAPAS, Christian Midfielder University of the Philippines LOVITOS, Vincent Midfielder De La Salle - College of St. Benilde MAGDATO, Kyle Midfielder University of the Philippines SAAVEDRA, Daniel Midfielder University of the Philippines WINHOFFER, Mark Midfielder Yale University (USA) ANDES, Rico Forward National University LIMBO, Troy Forward
Brave Young Azkals fall to Decisive Vietnam in their AFF U-22 Opener
Despite the lack of preparation heading into the tournament, the Philippines U-22 squad still put up a fight against a promising Vietnam squad in their opening match in the AFF U-22 Championship in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The Philippines were expected to go down easily against a heavily-prepare kod U-22 side from Vietnam who produced the AFC U-23 Championship first runners-up last year. The boys in white held off the opposition in the entire match amidst the heavy pressure put on them by the Golden Dragons.
The Philippines saw a chance to win the game as they went ahead on the 50th minute. Dylan De Bruycker made a lovely run on the left before being brought down by the defence just outside the box. JB Borlongan stepped up to the plate and slotted the ball on the top left corner of the goal where the keeper had no chance of reaching.
However, Vietnam didn’t want to stay behind and pushed on for the equalizer. Matt Asong was on constant pressure from the attackers but he always deflects their shot away from the goal. He did let one slip past him on the 74th minute when Danh Trung Tran received a lovely square ball before tapping it past Asong.
It didn’t take long for Vietnam to overturn the tie as Le Minh Binh took advantage of the scramble inside the box amongst the defenders. He just dinked the ball past the scrambling defence and a frustrated Asong. From then on, they didn’t allow any chance for the Philippines to breath heading into the final whistle.
— The Philippine Football Federation (@philfootball) February 17, 2019
Despite the defeat, the boys should keep their heads held high as they managed to score first against a worthy opposition given the circumstance they went through heading into the tournament. They will now rest and face the defending U-22 champions Thailand on the 19th of February.
Seven players from the “Little Azkals” team who represented and impressed for the Philippines in Italy and in Japan in 2013 are part of the current U22. This includes scorer Jeremiah Borlongan( who led UP to back to back titles in UAAP) Troy Limbo who now plays for Sunderland RCA in England, Mark Winhoffer who plays for Yale University in the US, Christian Florence La Paz from Dumaguete of UP, Vincent Erick Lovitos from Cebu of La Salle St. Benilde, Rey Vincent Sanciangco from Manila of UP , Major Dean Ebarle from Cebu of Kaya FC.
Two other “Little Azkals Marco Alessandro Casambre(I think he signed with a Thai team) and Kintaro Miyagi of UP also could have easy made the line-up but are reportedly injured.
Also missing in the team is Ateneo de Manila University striker and now considered as the new golden boy of Philippine football, Jarvey Gayoso has opted not to play in Cambodia.
Other notable addition is PFL pro veteran Dylan De Bruyker–Midfielder-Negros-Ceres.
The Philippine U22 team AFF U22 Championship appearance is part of their preparation for the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) set here in the Philippines in December.
The Philippines grouped with Vietnam, Thailand, and Timor Leste in Group A.
20 February 2019 AFF U22 LG CUP: Thailand 3-0 Philippines PHNOM PENH (19 Feb 2019) – Two wins out of two have given Thailand their place in the semi-finals of the AFF Under-22 LG Cup 2019 following their 3-0 win over the Philippines in a Group A this afternoon at the National Olympic Stadium here in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Two goals in the first half and then another after the break gave Thailand – the winner of the inaugural tournament in 2005 – the full six points from two matches played. “It was a much better performance than what we showed in the first game (against Timor Leste),” said Jaroensak Wonggorn, the scorer of the first goal after the match. “But the heat was really intense today.” In spite of the bearing heat, Thailand showed no signs of letting things slide as they took the early initiative to push forward. And just three minutes into the game, the found the opener when Jaroensak beat the offside trap to fire the ball past Philippines custodian Michael Cangco Asong. The Philippines were struggling to contain the speedy Thai forwards and they could not stop them from adding to the scoreline in the 12th minte with Kittipong Sansanit providing the cross and Jedsadakorn Kowngam nodding the ball in from close. The Philippines finally came alive in the second half as Mark Winhoffer used his physical presence to his advantage. But with the lack of support upfront and Rico Andres lacking that precision with the crosses, it was always going to be a struggle. The best that the Philippines could muster was a well-taken freekick from Winhoffer right at the hour mark but which came off the crossbar instead. And seven minutes to the end, Thailand wrapped things up with their goal of the game when captain Saringkan Promsupa burst through for a stiff grounder past Asong. “Thailand were every bit as what we expected them to be,” said captain Dimitri Limbo. “But we tried very hard to match them and I thought that we came close in the second half.”
The Philippines Under-22 team ended their AFF U22 Championship 2019 with a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Timor Leste last Thursday 21 February 2019 at the National Stadium in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
With the match already a non-bearing contest, the Philippines looked to claim the win and went close in the first half. Midfielder Mark Winhoffer was through on goal but his shot was denied by the goalkeeper
Timor Leste took the lead in the 64th minute to deny the Philippines the win.
The Philippines finished the tournament at the bottom of Group A with 3 losses. The AFF U22 tournament served as preparation for the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers next month and the 30th Southeast Asian Games.
“We thank the Philippines Under-22 team for their run in the AFF U22 Championship 2019,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “Though the team did not get the result, the valuable learnings and experiences from this tournament will help the team prepare for the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers in March 2019 and the 30th Southeast Asian Games in November 2019.”
Philippines Men’s Under-23 in AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers Wednesday, March 20, 2019
The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has called up 23 players that comprise the squad for the Philippine Under-23 team that will compete in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers to be held in Malaysia from 22-26 March 2019.
The Philippines is drawn to Group J and will face host Malaysia, China PR, and Laos. The tournament also serves as the qualifiers for the 2020 Men’s Olympic Football Tournament.
The players called up formed the Philippine Men’s Under-22 team that participated in the recent AFF U22 Championship 2019 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The players will hopefully form the squad for the 30th Southeast Asian Games which will be held this November in Manila.
“We wish the Philippines Men’s Under-23 team good luck in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 Qualifiers,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “It is a dream for each player to play in the Olympics someday. This tournament will also serve as an avenue for them to enhance their abilities in preparation for the 30th Southeast Asian Games later this year.”
The head coach is Salvador Salvacion and assisted by Coaches Randolfo Clarino, Christopher Pedimonte, and Ralph Datoy. The team conducted their training sessions and friendly scrimmages against school-based teams at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in preparation for the tournament.
The team left for Malaysia this Wednesday 20 March 2019.
Players: Name Position Club/School ASONG, Michael Goalkeeper San Beda University BALOBO, Kenry Goalkeeper San Beda University SEMBLANTE, Jessie Reil Goalkeeper San Beda University BAGUIO, Lawrence Defender De La Salle - College of St. Benilde BALBINO, Winces Defender Lyceum of the Philippines CLARINO, Jose Miguel Defender University of the Philippines EBARLE, Major Dean Defender Kaya FC Iloilo GRIERSON, William Jay Defender Ateneo de Manila University JARVIS, Jordan Defender Eastern Sports Club (Hong Kong) MANSUETO, James Defender Lyceum of the Philippines SANCIANGCO, Ray Defender University of the Philippines BORLONGAN, Jeremiah Midfielder University of the Philippines DE BRUYCKER, Dylan Midfielder Ceres Negros FC LAGUERTA, Earl Midfielder De La Salle - College of St. Benilde LAPAS, Christian Midfielder University of the Philippines LOVITOS, Vincent Midfielder De La Salle - College of St. Benilde MAGDATO, Kyle Midfielder University of the Philippines MAGTOTO, Mark Midfielder San Beda University MARZAN, Jerome Midfielder San Beda University SAAVEDRA, Daniel Midfielder University of the Philippines SUBA, Mariano Jr. Midfielder San Beda University GAYOSO, Javier Forward Ateneo de Manila University LIMBO, Troy Forward Sunderland RCA FC (England)
Philippines succumbs to Rashid brace in AFC U-23 qualifying tourney opener
The Philippine National Men’s Under-23 Football Team’s quest to qualify for the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship started in the worst possible way.
Up against a daunting Malaysia side on its home soil at the Shah Alam Stadium in Selangor, the Philippines folded 0-3 in its first 2020 AFC Championship Qualification match.
The result leaves coach Salvador Salvacion’s men at 3rd place in Group J after matchday one because of their lesser margin of defeat as Laos suffered a 0-5 loss to China earlier in the day.
Only the top team in the group gets a certain ticket to the 2020 tourney, while the country that reaches second place must hope that results go its way in order to cross the finish line.
Akhyar Rashid handed the home side a dream start after four minutes of play when he slotted the ball home from close range. The Malaysian then got his second strike of the match in the 31st minute thanks to a clever strike that crept into the back of the net.
Already with a two-goal advantage, the home side remained eager to please its countrymen, who flocked to the stadium, with another goal in the contest.
Faisal Abdul Halim provided the icing on the cake for Malaysia seven minutes from time when he toyed with the Philippine defense and calmly directed the ball home for Malaysia’s third goal of the match.
To say that it was an unpleasant evening for the Philippines is an understatement, and its campaign is bound to get more challenging come the next fixture.
The Filipinos next go up against legendary Dutch football coach Guus Hiddink’s China. The game will be played on March 24, 2019, 4:30 PM at the Shah Alam Stadium.
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