The Philippine National Football Team will face Tajikistan in Asian Nations Cup 2019 Preliminary Competition on June 13. This is the Philippines’ second AFC Asian Cup qualifying game.
This would be disappointing for the Azkals fans, as the game will be played in Dushanbe in Taikistan. And not only that, the game starts at 11 in the evening. Prepare lots of coffee and red bull.
This will be the third time the two nations will face off since they first met in 2008 in a friendly match in Iloilo City. The Azkals defeated the Tajiks in their second game 2-1 in Kathmandu also in an Asian Cup qualifying game in 2012.
|Philippines||0 – 0||Tajikistan||May 15, 2008||Iloilo City||Friendly|
|Tajikistan||1 – 2||Philippines||March 13, 2012||Kathmandu||Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.|
|Tajikistan||Philippines||June 13, 2017||Dushanbe||Asian Nations Cup 2015 Prel. Comp.|
Here is the line up of coach Thomas Dooley.
- Amani AGUINALDO (Global Cebu)
- Fitch Johnson Daviz ARBOLEDA (Stallion Laguna)
- Misagh BAHADORAN (Global Cebu)
- Jeffrey CHRISTIAENS (Ceres Negros)
- Kenshiro Michael DANIELS (Kaya FC-Makati)
- Dominic Liam DEL ROSARIO (Ilocos United)
- Patrick Phillip DEYTO (Global Cebu)
- Kevin INGRESO (Ceres Negros)
- Hikaru MINEGISHI (Global Cebu)
- Jim Junior MUNOZ (Ceres Negros)
- Nicholas O’DONNELL (Global Cebu)
- Manuel OTT (Ceres Negros)
- Iain RAMSAY (Ceres Negros)
- Camelo TACUSALME (JPV Marikina)
- Antonio Miguel UGARTE (Kaya FC-Makati)
- Dennis VILLANUEVA (Global Cebu)
- Nathanael Ace VILLANUEVA (Meralco Manila)
- Luke WOODLAND (Ceres Negros)
- James Joseph YOUNGHUSBAND (Meralco Manila)
- Philip James YOUNGHUSBAND (Meralco Manila)
- Mike Rigoberto OTT (Angthong United)
- Javier PATIÑO (Henan Jianye)
- Daisuke SATO (Iasi)