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Philippines calls a series naturalization footballers for the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying

Philippines calls a series naturalization footballers for the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying

Recently, Philippines head coach Scott Cooper has announced a preliminary list of 39 players to prepare for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, including many naturalized names.

In this squad list of the Philippines, there are 16 players who are the mainstay of the Thai-League teams such as Sato (Muangthong Utd), Silva (Suphanburi), Ingreso, Javier Patino (Buriram Utd) and Michael Falkesgaard (Bangkok Utd). In addition, it is impossible not to mention the Younghusband and Reichelt brothers from the Malaysian M-League.

Besides, head coach Scott Cooper also called up a number of naturalized players who had Philippines passports such as goalkeeper Bernd Schipmann (Germany), Kempter (Switzerland), Obermair (Austria), Curran (Scotland), Mordal (Norway), Galantes and Justin Bass (Scotland), Vera (USA).

According to the results of the second qualifying round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Asia, the Philippines is located in Group A with China, Syria, Maldives and Guam. On September 5th, the Philippines welcomed Syria at home, before being a guest of Guam five days later.

Philippines calls a series naturalization footballers for the second round of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying

With the call of a series of naturalized players like that, the British strategist is confident that he will join the Philippines to overcome the second qualifying round of the 2022 World Cup in Asia. In addition, nearly half of this list is predicted to be the key of the Philippines Phone in the 30th SEA Games campaign at the end of the year.