24 March 2017

Friendly : Bahrain U23 4-0 Philippines U23

Bahrain U23 won 4-0 against Philippines U23 in  a friendly on Friday in Bahrain.

They play again on Sunday.

Philippines Clash with Nepal for Asian Cup Qualifiers

The Philippines will host Nepal for their first match in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers. The Match will be held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on 28 March 2017, 8:00PM.
Coming from a scoreless draw against Malaysia, the Philippines are now well focused on the clash against Nepal whom they have a played for four times with a record of two 3-0 wins in 2014 and a 4-0 win in 2011, all on international friendlies. The last time Nepal beat the Philippines was in 1982 with a 1-0 margin in the King’s Cup.
Tickets to the match are now available online through SM Tickets and will be sold at the gates during match day.
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23 March 2017

Azkals not panicking over scoreless draw, looking forward to Nepal match

By Cedelf P. Tupas

There’s no reason to panic, but the trend of unconvincing performances from the Philippines continued Tuesday night in a goalless draw against Malaysia in a friendly at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Almost a year after flashing their best attacking display against North Korea in the World Cup Qualifiers, the Azkals failed to break down a less heralded team in Malaysia as they were left stymied by the well-drilled and organized visitors.
Granted that the Azkals only got back to training three days ago, after a disappointing AFF Suzuki Cup campaign, it still came as a surprise that the Azkals weren’t able to finish off their chances with Phil Younghusband back playing up front alongside Chinese Super League veteran Javier Patino.

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley was quick to shrug off the result as the team looked ahead to their AFC Asian Cup Qualifying opener against Nepal on Tuesday when his team will be heavily favored to pick up three points.
“We would have loved to win after 26 years (against Malaysia), but the most important thing is the Nepal game,” said Dooley, who is expected to ink a fresh deal that will see him handle the Azkals until the end of the qualifying campaign.
“We ran a lot, we played nicely, but we just couldn’t finish. The last pass, I think, was a bit off.”
Azkals manager Dan Palami said the result was disappointing, although “it was a good base from which to start our preparation for the Nepal match.”
Finding positives out of the result, Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge welcomed the clean sheet against one of Southeast Asia’s better sides.
Still, the Azkals’ inability to find the back of the net against teams that are set up solidly defensively remained a concern.
Pressing Malaysia’s centerbacks early, the Azkals only managed a couple of clear chances through Younghusband and Patino in the first half as they lacked that cutting edge in the attacking third for most of the match.
Adding to the Azkals’ woes was the suspected knee injury suffered by Misagh Bahadoran, whose chances of suiting up against Nepal are now slim. Bahadoran was subbed off in the 30th minute, replaced by Mike Ott.
“It’s a day-to-day observation,” said Palami. “We don’t ever risk a player getting injured.”

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/242123/azkals-not-panicking-scoreless-draw-looking-forward-nepal-match#ixzz4cBwywWDN

Stallion Invitational Cup - Loyola Meralco Sparks 0-2 Stallion Laguna

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Stallion Laguna win 2-0 against Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc

Global Fc did not show up for third place match against Deft Touch FC

22 March 2017

Thomas Dooley unalarmed after Azkals pegged back by Malaysia in goalless friendly

From Christian Jacinto

THE Philippine Azkals and Malaysia settled for a draw for a fifth straight time as their international friendly ended goalless on Wednesday evening at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Azkals struggled to find a breakthrough against the tough Harimao defense in a game that was fought mainly at midfield before a few hundred home fans.

In the end it was Malaysia which had the best scoring chance as Ahmad Bakwan Mazri's blistering run late in the match almost resulted in the winner.

Luckily for the hosts, his shot sailed right.

Not even late substitutions from coach Thomas Dooley could spark a resurgence for the Azkals, who six more days to fix their finishing before opening their 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers next Tuesday in the same venue against Nepal.

"Overall, I'm not happy that we tied but the most important game is Nepal next week. I'm happy with the performance of the players. I'm happy with how we performed," Azkals coach Thomas Dooley said.

"It was kind of the last pass into the box which was a little bit off. Otherwise we could have gotten the lead in the first half. And after the first goal, that could have been easier," he added.

Malaysia head  coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee was naturally delighted with how they fared against an almost full-strength Philippine side.

"Our defense went very well. We were very organized. We were able to counter whatever strength the Philippines had," he said.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/thomas-dooley-unalarmed-after-azkals-pegged-back-by-malaysia-in-goalless-friendly#SHs1Tz6HFIqi0gCk.99

International Friendly : Philippines 0-0 Malaysia

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Roland Muller retires from international play after six years with Philippine Azkals

PHILIPPINE Azkals goalkeeper Ronald Muller has retired from international duties on Wednesday.

Muller has 22 caps, playing mostly as alternate to Neil Etheridge.
The Germany-born Muller made his debut with the country's Under-23 side in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games before making his senior debut the same year.
"A new experience gave me a chance to see a part of my roots, teammates becames like brother! We lost, fought and won together. I had a great time, I was and will be forever proud to played for this beautiful country," Muller said in an Instagram post.
"I gave always 100%. Hard decision saying 'Goodbye.' Time to take care of my own family. Thank you for the support and for all what you did to me. I will never forget this part of my life and I'm so thankful for this chance. I will always be an Azkals!"
The 29-year-old Muller was originally in the 23 man line-up for their friendly with Malaysia.
He will still be playing  for Ceres Negros FC as they continue their run in the 2017 AFC Cup.
With Muller’s departure, home grown keeper Patrick Deyto is set to get more exposure in international tournaments.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/roland-muller-retires-philippine-azkals-fil-german-football#Bu38VuOJlE829m3a.99

21 March 2017

Azkals GK Roland Müller retire from Azkals !

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Azkals GK Fil-German Roland Müller (Ceres fc) has retired from the national team.

Roland got a call-up for the matches against Malaysia and Nepal but has retired confirmed the NT goalkeeping coach Jon Pascua in his website .


Global Fc reserve GK Nick O'Donnell is replacing Roland Müller.