Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Phil Younghusband included in 'Asian Best XI' list

Azkals striker Phil Younghusband was cited by footbal website as among the "Asian Best XI" list for the month of March.

Younghusband's impressive performance in the AFC Challenge Cup in Nepal, which put the Philippine team to its highest finish ever in history, and earning him the top goal scorer of the season, has earned him a nod as top striker in the squad.

The squad features a 4-4-1-1 formation, a team of the best Asian footballers picked throughout March.

"The Azkals had to be the biggest story of the AFC Challenge Cup with their run to third place, and the former top scorer for Chelsea's youth team became a hero to his country after netting six goals and earning the tournament's Golden Boot," the website said.

"The 24-year-old striker had a fine tournament, including a decisive double in the win over India, as well as the opener in their semi-final defeat to Turkmenistan." the site added.

Also included in Asian Best XI list are Qatar's goalkeeper Baba Malick, Saudi Arabia's right-back Salem Al Dosari, Australia's Alex Wilkinson and Iran's Mohammad Nosrati as center-backs, and Iranian Hassan Ashjari at left-back.

Rounding out the list are South Korea's Koo Ka-Cheol, Nam Tae-Hee, and Park Nam-Choi, Japan's center midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Thailand's left midfielder Suchao Nuchnum.

You can vote for's Asian Best Player of the Month here.

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