Etheridge on target for Azkals return

first_imgLATEST STORIES Aside from Etheridge, Azkals manager Dan Palami said 21-year-old defender Elias Mordal has also been given clearance to play for the team. Palami said they have also started processing the clearance of Michael Kempter to be eligible for the next window in November when the Azkals will have tricky away tests against Syria and the Maldives.Adopted by Norwegian parents, Mordal, who already joined the Azkals’ camp in China in June, traces his roots to Cebu. His case follows a similar path of former Azkals defender Simone Rota, who was also adopted by Italian parents, but played for the Philippines until 2018.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSBecoming his own manSPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40“He (Mordal) definitely gives us added options in defense,” Palami said of Mordal, who plays for Norwegian side Brattvag.Top guns Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player PLAY LIST 01:29Cardiff City’s Neil Etheridge, the EPL’s first Filipino player03:12Trump: IS group leader killed in US raid in Syria00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue MOST READ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ This jewelry designer is also an architect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Choco Mucho turns to Tolentino in the crunch, discharges Motolitecenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Neil Etheridge. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGoalkeeper Neil Etheridge is expected to make his return to the Philippine Azkals for the joint Fifa World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Qualifying clash with powerhouse China on Oct. 15 at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Having recovered from a hamstring injury, the Cardiff City stopper will be back to man the posts for a Philippine side that currently sits third at the table after splitting its first two matches last month.ADVERTISEMENT Becoming his own man Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Meanwhile, China coach Marcello Lippi is bringing in his top guns for the duel against the Azkals, whom they have already defeated three times in the last three years. China will also face Guam in Guangzhou on Oct. 10, before flying to Bacolod.Naturalized striker Elkeson, the first player without Chinese ancestry to suit up for the Asian heavyweight, has been named by Lippi to his squad that will be led by Espanyol winger Wu Lei.Now named Ai Kesen, Elkesen, who qualified for naturalization by residency, scored twice in his debut in the 5-0 win over the Maldives last month in Male.Wu, who scored twice against the Azkals in the Asian Cup, links up with his national team on the back of a packed schedule that includes club matches against CSKA Moscow in Europa League on Oct. 4 and Real Mallorca in La Liga on Oct. 6.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics View commentslast_img

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