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PFF releases Azkals' roster for ACQ, China friendly

Camelo Tacusalme (left) finally gets his much anticipated Azkals callup.
By Kevin Estrada


Much of the side that played last March was retained, and Thomas Dooley picked two newcomers that will face China in a June 7 friendly and the Asian Cup Qualifier vs Tajikistan six days later which are both away matches.

Meralco Manila netminder Ace Villanueva and JPV Marikina's defensive bedrock Camelo Tacusalme were the two rookies picked by the American gaffer.

Patrick Deyto was surprisingly the first choice in between the sticks as Neil Etheridge opted to rest after a gruelling season with League One's Walsall, but he is set to move to Championship side Cardiff in July on a free transfer.

That leaves Henan's Javier Patiño, Angthong's Mike Ott and Iasi's Daisuke Sato as the overseas reinforcements for the top-ranked ASEAN side.

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