25 July 2016

24 July 2016

UFL selection gives Perth Glory FC early scare before bowing in All-Star weekend

THE United Football League All-Stars gave Perth Glory FC an early scare before surrendering a 2-1 decision in front of a sizeable Saturday crowd at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Philippine side gained the early lead, but allowed the top Australian club to come back even before the end of the first half to secure the result in the match that capped off the league’s mid-tournament showcase.
Kaya FC striker Louis Clark unlocked the Perth Glory defense 13 minutes into the match, before the visitors equalized nine minutes later courtesy of Chris Harold then took the lead thanks to Andy Keogh’s conversion just moments before the referee blew his whistle that signaled intermission.
“The (scoreline) doesn’t do our players enough justice because in the first half, on another day we could have been four-one up at the half,” UFL All-Stars coach Simon McMenemy said. “But overall I'm happy and pleased with the boys. They were tested today. Everybody's happy and everybody wins.”
Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe attested to how tough the Philippine selection was.
“I thought they (UFL All-Stars) did well they worked ever so hard,” the British coach said. “We controlled the game. We controlled the tempo, but they play a decent brand of football. And it was enjoyable match to watch.”
The match formed part of the offseason preparation of Perth Glory, which settled for a scoreless draw against Global FC on Wednesday.
The Australian side finishes its Philippine tour with a friendly against the Azkals on Tuesday in Vigan.
The UFL Rest of the World All-Stars blanked the UFL Philippines All-Stars, 3-0, in the curtain-raiser of the All-Star weekend.
Stephen Appiah of Nomads and Global players Arthur Kouassi and Milad Behgandom found the back of the net for the foreign side coached by Global goalkeeping coach Jorge Kuriyama. 

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/ufl/news/ufl-all-stars-perth-glory-fc-louis-clark-ufl-all-star-weekend-andy-keogh-chris-harold#6A2sS2rVXAH8gIEG.99

Azkals squad against Perth Glory Fc on Tuesday ?

Azkals will be playing Perth Glory Fc on July 26 in Bantay (Vigan City)

Players in the squad  reported by Cedelf Tupas , Inquirer Sports:

Jim Ashley Flores (Stallion Fc)
Fitch Arboleda (Stallion fc )
Shirmar Felongco (Kaya Fc )
Camelo Tacusalme (JP Voltes fc)
Jess Melliza (Green Archers United)
James Younghusband (Loyola)
Phil Younghusband (Loyola)
Simone Rota (Stallion fc )
Miguel Tanton (Kaya)
Misagh Bahadoran ( Global Fc )
Nick O'Donnell (Global fc)
Dennis Villanueva (Global Fc)
OJ Clarino (Global Fc)

Others :  source Twitter/Instagram

Val Calvo (Agila)
John Kanayama  (Global Fc )
Daniel Gadia (Loyola)
Ruben Doctora JR (Stallion)
Jinggoy Valmayor (Loyola)
Amani Aguinaldo (Global Fc)
Joven Bedic (Kaya Fc)

Official squad list has not been announced yet.

U14 Boys National Team all set for the AFC U14 Regional Festival of Football 2016

The U14 Boys National Team departs on Sunday (24 July 2016) for Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to compete in the AFC U14 Regional Festival of Football 2016. The competition kicks off on 26 July 2016 at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan.

The Philippines will be competing alongside Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam. The competition format will be discussed during the Team Coordinator’s Meeting on 25 July 2016.

The U14 Boys National Team is composed of:


The squad is a product of a comprehensive nationwide tryouts and inspection conducted last April 2016.

The tryouts dates and venues were the following:

1.) FIFA Training Center, Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo in Visayas last 09-10 April 2016.

2.) PFF Regional Training Center, Valencia, Bukidnon in Mindanao last 19-20 April 2016.

3.) De La Salle Zobel Field, NCR in Luzon last 16-17 April 2016.

The coaching staff is headed by Emelio “Chieffy” Caligdong, and assisted by Nestorio Margarse and Garry Garciano.

source : the.pff.org

23 July 2016

22 July 2016

Perth seeks glory vs UFL All-Stars

by Jonas Terrado

Games Today
(Rizal Memorial Stadium)
1 p.m. – UFL PH vs UFL World
3 p.m. – UFL All-Stars vs Perth Glory
The UFL All-Stars expect a much-improved form from visiting Australian side Perth Glory in their faceoff today in the featured match of the UFL All-Star Weekend at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Held to a scoreless draw by UFL champion and league leader Global last Wednesday, Perth is out to show why it is one of the top clubs in Australia’s A-League in its 3 p.m. meeting with the UFL’s top players.
The opening match at 1 p.m. will feature the UFL’s top Filipino players against the league’s best foreign players, with the locals out to avenge last year’s 5-4 loss to the Rest of the World squad.
The UFL stars hope to give Perth a tough encounter despite the absence of several players, particularly top players from defending league champion Ceres-La Salle and national team members that will suit in next week’s friendly with the same club in Vigan, Ilocos Sur.
Selected were Global’s Jun Badelic, Jerry Barbaso, and Nick O’Donnell; Loyola’s Kou Ichi Belgira, Ian Clarino, Jason de Jong, Daniel Gadia, Tahj Minniecon, and Jinggoy Valmayor; Stallion’s Joshua Beloya and Balot Doctora; Kaya’s Aly Borromeo, Louis Clark, Shirmar Felongco, and Woody Ugarte; and JP Voltes’ Yu Hoshide and Masaki Yanagawa.
Perth is in the country as part of its preparation for the 2016-17 A-League season. After its tie with Global, the Glory would like nothing more than to secure a victory over the UFL stars before wrapping up their trip with a match against the Azkals.
Meanwhile, Global’s OJ Clarino, JP Voltes’ J Baguioro, Kaya’s Jovin Bedic, and Stallion’s Ref Cuaresma lead the UFL Philippines side against the UFL Rest of the World team powered by the JP Voltes’ Japanese tandem of Takumi Uesato and Takashi Odawara.

Read more at http://www.mb.com.ph/perth-seeks-glory-vs-ufl-all-stars/#IYtrtIHGXahr2JLZ.99

21 July 2016

Azkals train for Suzuki Cup in China, Spain

By Olmin Leyba
MANILA, Philippines - A pair of overseas training camps with tough friendlies, first in China then in Spain, will highlight the Philippine Azkals’ build-up for the 2016 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup the country is co-hosting in November.
Team manager Dan Palami said a showdown with regular customer North Korea in the Chinese capital on Sept. 2 or 3 is in the offing before the Azkals head to Kyrgyzstan to face the Snow Leopards in an away friendly on Sept. 16.
“We’ll start with a friendly against DPR Korea in Beijing. We’ll be flying to Kyrgyzstan so on the way, instead of just staying over in Beijing as a layover, we’ll do a couple of days training and play a match against North Korea and from there, we go to Kyrgyzstan,” he said.
In October, he said the Azkals are looking to go to Spain and play Canada and Costa Rica.
“We have confirmed our participation and these are being finalized, we’ll have a camp in Spain. According to the organizer there, we’ll be playing against Canada and Costa Rica,” he said.
Palami expects the full team by second week of October.
“We’ll have a full month of preparation (as a full team) which includes a friendly against Kyrgyzstan at home (on Nov. 9),” he said.
The Azkals hope to capitalize on home field advantage in the tourney starting Nov. 19 to achieve a milestone triumph after semis appearances the last three editions.

AFF Suzuki Cup prepares for blast off

The highly anticipated Official Draw for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016, Southeast Asia’s biggest football tournament, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will take place on Tuesday, 2 August in Yangon, organisers confirmed today.

Myanmar and the Philippines, co-hosts for the group stages from November 19 to 26, will be joined in the hat by defending champions Thailand, fellow four-time winners Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

The Official Draw for the qualification round in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from October 15 - 21 will also be held on 2 August. One team from Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam, Laos and Timor-Leste will join the seeded sides in the AFF Suzuki Cup Group Stages.

First played in 1996, the biennial AFF Suzuki Cup that crowns the kings of ASEAN football, stirs the passions of patriotic fans throughout the region who closely follow the action at the stadia and on television.

Raucous, flag-waving crowds are a feature of the tournament, which dominates conversations at home, in the office place and on social networking sites.

With Myanmar and the Philippines newcomers to hosting the Group Stage tournament, the Youth Training Centre in Yangon and the Philippine Sports Stadium, will be staging their first games in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2016. Both venues have previously held international matches.

Wunna Theikdi Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw and the Rizal Memorial Stadium in the heart of Manila, which has played host to AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final matches in 2012 and 2014, will each host one simultaneous match in the group stages.

The venues for the Qualification round tournament will be the Phnom Penh Olympic Stadium and RSN Stadium. The last match day will kick-off simultaneously.

The semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup will be held on December 3/4 (first legs) and December 7/8 (second legs), with the home and away final on December 14 and December 17.