MANILA, Philippines - Miscommunication was reportedly the reason why talented football brothers James and Phil Younghusband were not included in the national team lineup.
Now it appears that miscommunication still persists between the two sides.
According to a report by Interaktv on Wednesday, October 3, the Younghusbands are back on the roster of the Azkals, the Philippine football team, after being dropped from the lineup for the recently concluded Philippine Football Peace Cup.
The report says the Azkals management has given the brothers a call-up for their October games in Bahrain and Kuwait, both of which are preparation matches for the much-anticipated and competititve 2012 ASEAN Football Federation Suzuki Cup on November.
But striker Phil Younghusband on his official Twitter account said that neither he nor his brother James have received a call-up. He added that their names were not on the release letter either.
Just last week, the Younghusbands were dropped from the roster because their demands -- both "economic and non-economic" were too much according to Azkals coach Michael Weiss. The brothers however said they were willing to play for the team for free, and that confusion between them and the management had arisen due to miscommunication.
The duo is currently in Singapore with their club team Meralco FC for the Singapore Cup. The Azkals are scheduled to play Bahrain on October 12, and Kuwait on October 16. - Rappler.com