01 September 2014

Palestine NT training at Rizal Memorial Stadium

Palestine National team was training at Rizal Memorial stadium Monday.

From Palestine FA website :

 players are: Ramzi Saleh, Tawfiq Ali, Abdul Latif Albhadara, Ahmed Harbi, Abdulsalam Swairki, Moses Abudzr, Raed Fares, Hossam Abusaleh, Khader Yousef, Abdul Hameed Abuhabib.
It is scheduled to be completed by the arrival of the mission 3 players were accompanied by Olympic team in their preparations for the championship of the masters they Abdullah Jaber, Ahmed Maher, Musa Hilal, in addition to the enrollment of Hisham al-Salihi, and the player Javier Miralles professional ranks in Vitoria Sutebal Portuguese.
The player Tamer fasting has apologized for enrollment in the squad because of its particular situation private on the death of his father, and it was an apology Haitham Dib related to the conditions of his work, also prevented the injury all of Imad Zatara and Alkisas Nassar of Althakhma Balfdaúa, and with respect to Ashraf Numan cause of not joining linked Btahirth Saudi Arabia, which issued for once, and the European Union and Saudi club Al Faisaly bear the responsibility for that, either player Murad Ismael shall bear the responsibility for not joining the private did not appear that the reasons for this.
Immediately after the arrival of the technical team conducted a light training session on the pitch, "Rizal Memorial Stadium," with the aim of hospitalization after a long journey to travel, and re-state players for the mental and physical natural, before going to a training session o

YouTube : Indonesia Vs Philipina (13-1) Futsal Championship 1 September 2014 [FULL]

Here come the Muzangs

Jaelle Nevin Reyes

MANILA, Philippines - The Azkals are not the only team that hardcore Filipino football fans should watch out for.
The Philippine national Futsal team, known fondly as the Muzangs, named after a type of Civet found in the Southeast Asian region, is ranked number 27 in Asia and 92 in the world.
Not known to many, Futsal, is the indoor variant of the association football that was first developed as a sport in the 1930s to the 1940s in Brazil and Uruguay. The name of this sport was derived from the Portuguese phrase Futebol de Salao or Hall Football, hence the name, Futsal.
It is played within a small indoor court and teams can field 5 players each, one of them being the goalkeeper. It is also played with smaller and less bouncy balls compared to the regular football.
Meanwhile, Muzangs head coach Red Avelino revealed the team had already training as early as July to prepare the players for the tournaments they will be joining.
“The Muzang’s have been in the rebuilding stage since joining the tournament last year. In selecting potential candidates to join the rosters, The coaching staff has scouted stand-outs from previous local futsal tournaments nationwide, as well as pre-selected players from a 1st Division Football League who we feel are equipped with the skills to play and adjust to the sport. They will be joining the current main stays of the Muzangs,” Avelino added.
Familiar names from the United Football League will be boosting up the team the tournaments that they will be joining this year.
“We have Floriano ‘Tating’ Pasilan of GAU as our team Captain, he will be joined by Jovanie Simpron and Patrick Bocobo also of GAU, Jake Morallo and Jayson Cutamora of Manila Jeepney, Boyet Canedo of Loyola FC, Mike Reyes and Enzo Pinga of Socceroos FC, Ian Araneta of Airforce FC, and Arnie Pasinabo of Ceres FC. They will be reinforcing the other mainstays of the Muzangs.”
According to Avelino, they also considered enlisting some Azkals mainstays but have chosen to do otherwise because they want players who can dedicate more time to the Futsal team.
“There are also notable players who we feel can be a great addition to the team like OJ Porteria and Jeff Christiaens, to name a few. But we try to avoid recruiting active players from the Azkals, to avoid conflict with their training and competition commitments. We are also establishing a solid pool of rosters that can concentrate and be focused mainly on futsal.”
However, the team will be missing the services of top quality Futsal player and Azkals standout Misagh Bahadoran.
“Misagh Bahadoran is one of the best, if not the best player who has ever played for the Muzangs. He is actually one of the best futsal players in the ASEAN region, also. However, he has moved on to being a regular member of the Philippine Azkals and is committed to play for them.”
This year, the national futsal team will be joining two international tournaments, beginning with the MNC Cup that will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Avelino said the trip to Indonesia was supposed to be for a scheduled friendly against their national Futsal team but they were later informed that the supposed friendly was converted into a tournament.
“Two weeks ago, we received an invite to play a friendly with the Indonesian National Futsal Team in Indonesia. Upon confirming our participation, we were informed that the friendly has developed into a mini Futsal Cup that would include two more countries, namely Kyrgyzstan and Dalian Yuan Dinasty (China).”
For the pocket tournament, Philippines will be faced against highly ranked opponents Kyrgyzstan, which is ranked 7th in Asia, number 8 China, and Asia’s number 12 Indonesia.
The coach stressed that the 4-nation Futsal meet would be a good training ground for the team.
“Based on the ranking alone, our expectations are fairly managed. The friendlies will be much more beneficial to the team rather than our opponents in terms of gaining the much needed exposure and experience. This will also be a good opportunity to test our chemistry as a team, especially for the new members.”
The Muzangs’ tour of duty in the MNC Cup will start on September 1 with a game against hosts Indonesia, followed by a game versus Dalian Yuan Dinasty of China on September 2 then a game against Kyrgyzstan on September 3.
Meanwhile, the team will also be joining the annual Asean Football Federation Futsal Championship that will be held from September 19 to 27 and will be hosted by Malaysia.
For the Asean Futsal Championship, the Philippines is clustered in Group B which also houses world number 17 Thailand, world number 47 Vietnam, number 91 Laos and number 90 Myanmar.
On the other hand, Avelino explained that they will face a tough match-up against higher seeded team than the Philippines.
“For the AFF Tournament, we are almost equally at par with Laos and Myanmar. We have beaten them in the past and with new and improved reinforcement, we are hoping to equal that feat. With Thailand and Vietnam, despite their superiority in ranking, we will obviously play to win, but if unsuccessful, we will make sure we go down fighting.”
The Philippine national Futsal team’s conquest to claim the ASEAN Futsal Championship plum will start on September 19 with a game against Laos to kick-off the group stage. 

31 August 2014

Adam Reekie named new Kaya head coach

Kaya Futbol Club would like to take this opportunity to introduce our new head coach, Adam Reekie. He is the replacement for David Perković, who coached the club for two seasons.
Born in Folkestone, England, Adam Reekie, 34, holds a United States Soccer Federation “A” Coaching License, USSF National Youth License, and a coaching certificate from the English Football Association.
Before his appointment as Kaya’s head coach, he was the assistant coach of the Syracuse women’s football team for three seasons (2011–2014). His previous coaching stints also include being the assistant coach of the Canisius men’s football team (2009–2011), head coach of the Louisburg College women’s football team (2007–2009), and assistant coach of Lock Haven women’s football team for one season. Moreover, in his late teens, he was a community coach at Charlton Athletic Football Club.
“I am excited to join Kaya FC at this time when football clubs play a key role in the development of Philippine football,” said Reekie. “I know the club will be right behind me, and I hope I can make a big impression.”
Reekie, a former footballer, had a fairly modest playing career, most notably starting in all 34 games for Canisius and having been chosen as the team captain in 2004. Prior to that, he played for Louisburg (2001–2003), earning the Student-Athlete of the Year award in 2003, and helped the Hurricanes advance to two NJCAA national tournaments.
“This is a great opportunity for me to grow as a coach and experience the culture and football of the Philippines. I hope to bring what I have learnt from my time in England and the USA to Kaya FC and help them grow as a club and be successful on and off the pitch,” said Reekie.
We believe it is important to bring in someone who shares our values and is committed to our vision. Reekie has a history of achievements with his previous teams, both as a player and as a coach, and we are pleased to say that we have found a man with the experience, knowledge, and passion fit to lead Kaya in the FA League Cup and beyond.

PFF Smart National Club Championship - UM Tagum FC win East Mindanao Qualifier

2014 PFF Smart National Club Championship East Mindanao Cluster Qualifier August 29-31, 2014 Davao del Norte Sports and Tourism Complex Mankilam, Tagum City, Davao del Norte August 29, 2014 Match 1 – UM Tagum FC (Davao del Norte) 1 vs. 1 Hooligans FC (Davao City) Match 2 – Montevista FC (Comval Prov.) 3 vs. 2 Tandag City FC (Surigao Sur) August 30, 2014 Match 3 – UM Tagum FC (Davao del Norte) 3 vs. 1 Montevista FC (Comval Prov.) Match 4 – Hooligans FC (Davao City) 12 vs. 0 Tandag City FC (Surigao Sur) August 31, 2014 Match 5 – Hooligans FC (Davao City) 1 vs. 1 Montevista FC (Comval Prov.) Match 6 – – UM Tagum FC (Davao del Norte) 13 vs. 0 Tandag City FC (Surigao Sur) FINAL STANDINGS W D L GF GA PTS UM Tagum FC (Davao del Norte) 2 1 0 17 2 7 Hooligans FC (Davao City) 1 2 0 14 2 5 Montevista FC (Comval Prov.) 1 1 1 5 6 4 Tandag City FC (Surigao Sur) 0 0 3 2 28 0 UM TAGUM FC will now move on to the National Group Qualifiers under Group D in Cebu City together with host Cebu Queen City United FC and the 2nd Best ranked in clusters 5,6,7 and 8(Mindanao cluster). Reported by: Rene Cosmod President of Davao del Norte

KO format adopted in Peace Cup meet

The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) yesterday turned the format of the four-team Peace Cup into a knockout-style tournament due to a new regulation imposed recently by the International Football Federation (FIFA).
PFF said in a statement that the change was made after FIFA reminded all participating teams to follow a rule that allows teams to play a maximum of two matches during the international window or dates where clubs are required to release their players for national team duty.
The FIFA advisory forced the PFF to turn the Peace Cup opener on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium into do-or-die matches.
Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup winner Palestine takes on Myanmar in the first game at 4 p.m. before the Azkals face Taiwan at 7 p.m. The winner of both games will meet in the final on Sept. 6, after the losing teams play in a battle for third place.
“Due to FIFA Advisory received on 28 August 2014, all participating teams are expected to comply with the new regulations on two-match per international window,” the PFF said. “PFF has thus revised the competition format to allot a maximum of two matches per representative team during the period of 01-09 September 2014.”
PFF General Secretary Ed Gastanes explained that the federation sought for an exception since the new regulation became effective last Aug. 1, only to be turned down by FIFA.
“We asked for a special dispensation only for the purpose of the Peace Cup tournament because we already sent invitations before the new regulation was approved,” Gastanes said.  “We tried to convince FIFA but it was denied, so were compelled to observe the new regulation.”
The Peace Cup was supposed to be a single-round tourney with the team having the most number of points after three games emerging as champion.
The Azkals are seeking to win the Peace Cup for the third straight time but face strong opposition from this year’s participants.
— Jonas Terrado

30 August 2014

PFF Advisory on PFF Peace Cup 2014 Matches

Due to FIFA Advisory received on 28 August 2014, all participating teams are expected to comply with the new regulations on “two-match per international window.” PFF has thus revised the competition format to allot a maximum of two (2) matches per representative team during the period of 01-09 September 2014.
All Participating Teams have been advised of the following new match schedules for the PFF Peace Cup 2014:

Tickets bought for 09 September 2014 matches will be refunded or exchanged for tickets (same category) for matches on either 03 or 06 September 2014. TicketWorld has been advised to effect the refund or exchange.
29 August 2014. PFF House of Football, Pasig City.
Atty. Edwin B. Gastanes
General Secretary
Philippine Football Federation

National teams may only play a maximum of two international matches in any one international match period

To the members of FIFA
Circular 1355
Zurich, 6 May 2013 

Men's international match calendar for the September 2014 to July 2018 period

Dear Sir or Madam,

At its meeting on 20 March 2013, the FIFA Executive Committee ratified the international match
calendar for the September 2014 to July 2018 period (these dates can already be found on
FIFA.com - cf. enclosure).

As you will already be aware, this international match calendar has been drawn up after a vast
consultation process involving representatives of the confederations, leagues and clubs.
Consequently, this circular outlines the main aspects of the calendar as weil as the information you
will need to understand the calendar before it comes into force in September 2014.

Period: as mentioned above, this international match calendar will be in force between September
2014 and July 2018 (i.e. the final day of the 2018 FIFA World CUpTM). The period has been divided
into two cycles, 2014-2016 and 2016-2018. Each cycle has nine double-dates, each corresponding
to aperiod stretching from a Monday to the Tuesday of the following week. All of the
confederations - with the exception of UEFA - mayaiso use an extra double-date that is scheduled
for June 2016.

Matches: national teams may only play a maximum of two international matches in any one 
international match period. There shall also be at least three days between two matches of any 
national team. In other words, if a national team plays its first match on a Thursday, it cannot play
its second match until the following Sunday. It should be noted that if anational team's two
matches are not played on the territory of the same confederation, the maximum flight time for the
national team between the venues of the two matches shall be five hours over a maximum of two
time zones.