Cooper finalizing squadS for 2 tourneys

first_imgMOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Striker Javier Patino and winger Iain Ramsay make their return to the Philippine national team as the Azkals step up their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup and AFC Asian Cup with a friendly against Oman on Saturday in Doha, Qatar.Coach Scott Cooper has also recalled utility player Martin Steuble, who fell out of favor with ex-mentor Thomas Dooley, and veterans Simone Rota, James Younghusband, Stephan Palla, Dennis Villanueva and Kevin Ingreso, who all missed the camp in Bahrain last month.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Severino fuels PH chess run in Jakarta Ramsay, fresh off an impressive season with Felda in the Malaysian second division, played a key role in the Azkals’ qualification run, but missed the last camp in Bahrain due to personal reasons.Also fresh off a successful stint from the Thai League is goalkeeper Michael Falkesgaard, who helped Bangkok United achieve AFC Champions League qualification. The Azkals actually boast a strong goalkeeping squad headlined by Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, who has also made himself available for the Oman friendly.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Azkals manager Dan Palami said Cooper is still in the process of finalizing his squads for the two major tournaments with standouts from the recent Bangabadhu Cup in Bangladesh also considered.“We just want the best possible team for the Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup, knowing the importance of those tournaments,” said Palami. “Each player has been given a fresh start by coach Scott (Cooper) and a chance to prove themselves.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAmani Aguinaldo and Joven Bedic, who played for the Azkals in the Bangladesh tournament, where they wound up with a semifinal finish, are also set to join the team in Doha.Although he was part of the squad in the final AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Tajikistan, Patino, who is coming off a stint with Thai League champions Buriram United, hasn’t played for the Azkals since June 13 last year when they beat the Tajiks in Dushanbe.last_img

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