The Philippines will take on Syria in their opening tie of the second round of qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 on 5 September 2019 at the Pana-ad Park and Football Stadium in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

A total of 23 players were called up for the first two qualifying matches under new head coach Goran Milojevic from Serbia with defender Marco Casambre, midfielders Iain Ramsay and Angel Guirado, and forward Mark Hartmann all make their return to the team.

Newcomers in the team include defender Justin Baas who plays in Netherlands, and midfielder Yrick Gallantes who plays in Scotland.

Goalkeeper Kevin Ray Hansen, who was part of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 line-up, is also included in the squad



Name Position Club
Patrick Phillip DEYTO Goalkeeper Suphanburi FC (Thailand)
Michael Aksel FALKESGAARD Goalkeeper Bangkok United (Thailand)
Kevin Ray HANSEN Goalkeeper HB Køge (Denmark)
Amani Manuel AGUINALDO Defender PKNP FC (Malaysia)
Mikel Justin BAAS Defender AZ Alkmaar (Netherlands)
Marco Alessandro CASAMBRE Defender Chainat Hornbill (Thailand)
Carlos Alberto DE MURGA Defender Ceres Negros FC
Sean Patrick KANE Defender Ceres Negros FC
Daisuke SATO Defender Muangthong United (Thailand)
Alvaro SILVA Defender Suphanburi FC (Thailand)
Martin Markus STEUBLE Defender Port FC (Thailand)
Yrick GALLANTES Midfielder Gala Fairydean Rovers FC (Scotland)
Angel GUIRADO Midfielder Chonburi FC (Thailand)
Kevin INGRESO Midfielder Buriram United (Thailand)
Manuel OTT Midfielder Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC (Thailand)
Mike Rigoberto OTT Midfielder Ceres Negros FC
Iain RAMSAY Midfielder Sukhothai FC (Thailand)
Stephan Markus SCHROCK Midfielder Ceres Negros FC
John-Patrick STRAUSS Midfielder FC Erzgebrige Aue (Germany)
Mark Andrew HARTMANN Forward Nakhonratchasima Mazda FC (Thailand)
Javier PATINO Forward Ratchaburi Mitr Phol FC (Thailand)
Jose Elmer PORTERIA Forward Ceres Negros FC
Patrick REICHELT Forward Melaka United (Malaysia)


The Philippines is in Group A along with China PR, Syria, Maldives, and Guam.

Match tickets will be sold at all SM Tickets outlets nationwide and online beginning Wednesday 21 August 2019.

Ticket prices are as follows:

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 / AFC Asian Cup 2023 China
Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2

Philippines vs. Syria

Category Sections Price
1 Grandstand B, Grandstand D, Grandstand E P500.00
2 Grandstand A and Grandstand C P300.00
3 Bleachers North, East, and South (FREE SEATING) P100.00

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) invites all football fans and stakeholders to support and witness the Azkals’ first match in the Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2, which serves as qualification for both FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 China.

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