10 December 2016

Filipino-Norwegian Philip Warren Gertsson wins the 2016 Asian Freestyle Football Championship in Davao

Filipino-Norwegian Philip Warren Gertsson wins the 2016 Asian Freestyle Football Championship

Pic : https://twitter.com/keithbacongco

09 December 2016

Philippines gets a slot in AFC Champions league in preliminary stage

There will be plenty of football excitement as PFF has been granted a slot in the AFC Champions League Preliminary/ Playoff stage. Global FC, the United Football League’s top finisher, will be representing the Philippines in the EAST Slot allocation along with clubs from Korea Republic, Japan, China PR, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Singapore.

To qualify for the group stage of the AFC Champions League, Global FC must win each match assigned in the three (3) stages leading to the group stage. The first assignment is scheduled on 24 January 2017 against Tampines Rovers FC from Singapore. The fans will be delighted as the match will be held in the Philippines.

If Global FC wins, the next assignment will be an away game against Brisbane Roar who finished 4th in the Australian League. The match is scheduled on 31 January 2017.

The play-off stage, which will be another away match, is scheduled on 07 February 2017 against China’s Shanghai Shenhua FC who placed 4th in the Chinese Superleague.

Should Global FC fails to reach the group stage of the AFC Champions League, they will be awarded a slot in the AFC Cup 2017 group stage. If Global FC succeeds, Loyola Meralco Sparks FC, who placed third in the United Football League, will be nominated for the AFC Cup 2017 group stage, joining Ceres-Negros FC.


Freestyle Football event kicks off in Davao today

Davao City will host the two-day 4th Asian Freestyle Football Championship which kicks-off today at the SM Premier Fountain Court with about 31 delegates from 12 countries for the competition.
Jointly organized by Maharlika Sports Development Foundation and the Asia Freestyle Football Federation in partnership with the City Sports Division, Liga ng Barangay and the Department of Education (DeEd), the freestyle football event will be participated by delegates from Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Vietnam, Thailand, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Brunei, Iran and Singapore.
The theme: “Isang Bola ka Lang” is inspired by the World Freestyle Football Federation (WFFF) brand - “All you Need is a Ball”, said Edgar Te, executive director of the Maharlika Sports Development Foundation, Inc. Te said the aim of the event is to “create responsible sports development program for children.”
Te said the qualifying rounds will today, when they select 16 to qualify for the finals tomorrow. The second day of the event will be graced by four members of the Azkals, the Philippine National Football team.
Te said this is the first time the country is hosting the freestyle football championship after this was brought first to Vietnam then to Kuala Lumpur and Indonesia.
In an interview, Nam Hoai Nguyen, secretary general of the Asian Freestyle Football Federation, said the federation aims to bring the freestyle football all over Asia. He said they wanted to impart education to Asian communities especially among the youth through tricks, music and dance with football.
He hoped the sports event will inspire the youth in Davao, noting that the freestyle football has continually gained popularity worldwide since early 1900s. In the early 21st century, Nike began an advertising campaign which relied heavily on the freestyle form of football.*PNA


Young Azkals, Harimau Muda gear up for SEA Games with goalless stalemate

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA--In another turn in the story of draws between the Philippines and Malaysia, the under-22 sides fought for another goalless stalemate in their friendly at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Thursday night.

Ninety minutes of football did not separate both sides to emulate their senior and club counterparts in recording draws.

The host team for the 2017 edition of the biennial meet showed an encore of its 4-1 domination over the 2019 host in Malaysia in their last meeting by going on attack mode in the first half, but the latter held on defensively and even came close to nailing a goal just before halftime as Jarvy Gayoso went on a one-on-one with the keeper only that the goalie saved the ball out.

The U22 Azkals then turned the tides in the restart, going aggressive to the goal as the U22 Malaysians began losing steam.

The U22 Azkals came very close to a goal in the 62nd minute as Jeremiah Borlongan got a piece of the ball just as a Malaysian defender was letting his netminding teammate grab it and flicked it to a now wide open goal mouth. The defender cleared the ball out just before it went in.

Despite the fatigue setting in, Malaysia kept the Azkals in check, leading to the deadlock at the final whistle.

Still, Coach Marlon Maro expressed positive feedback for the U22 Azkals.

"I am satisfied because I saw a lot of potential.... We have a team that plays aggressive football that can catch up with Malaysia in terms of speed and agility," said Maro, who fielded in a team with a majority of people also eligible for the 2019 SEA Games.

On the other hand, Coach Frank Earnhardt lamented the lack of readiness for the said friendly that cost Malaysia a repeat of its dominance the last time out.

"Our players were tired from the holidays when they were called up, so we only have few preparations," he rued.

08 December 2016

International friendly : Philippines U22 vs Malaysia U22, 0-0 FT

Philippines U22 vs Malaysia U22

Rizal Memorial Stadium

Start 7 pm

PHIu22 starting XI: Bautista, Cheng, Casambre, Clarino, Gadia, Gayoso, Koizumi, Lapas, Limbo, Talaroc, Villanueva

34 mins Cheng Out , Daimante in

0-0 HT
Borlongan in for Limbo, Bricenio for Talaroc.
Cubon in for Lapas. Genco in for koizumi.
91' Villacin, Resuma, and Laguerta checks in for Bautista, Bricencio and Gadia
0-0 FT

07 December 2016

Global FC in AFC Champions league !

Global Fc got a spot in AFC Champions league.

They are scheduled to play Tampines Rovers from Singapore in preliminary Round 1 on Jan 24.


If they win against Tampines Rovers they will be playing Brisbane Roar from Australia on Jan 31

U22 Men's team line-up against Malaysia U22

The Philippines U22 Men’s Team will face the Malaysian U22 Team on 08 December 2016 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The game scheduled to kick off at 7:00PM is a friendly match in preparation for the 2017 SEA Games which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 2017. Admission to the match is free.

Here is the line-up of the Philippines U22 Men’s Team.
  1. BAUTISTA, Junell Mark – Benguet State University
  2. BRICENCIO, Marvin Jake
  3. BORLONGAN, Jeremiah – University of the Philippines
  4. CHENG, Jaime Vicenzo – SD Raiders FC
  5. CASAMBRE, Marco Alessandro – University of the Philippines / Global FC
  6. CLARINO, Julian Mariano – University of the Philippines / Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
  7. CRESTAL, Jimson – San Beda College
  8. DE GUZMAN, Raphael Clifford – De La Salle University
  9. DIAMANTE, Darius Joseph – De La Salle University
  10. GADIA, Daniel Bernan – University of the Philippines / Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
  11. GAYOSO, Javier Augustine – Ateneo de Manila University
  12. GENCO, Lorenzo Giuseppe – Kaya FC
  13. KOIZUMI, Yoshiharu – De La Salle University
  14. LAGUERTA, Earl Real – De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde
  15. LAPAS, Christian – University of the Philippines
  16. LIMBO, Dimitri Lionel
  17. RESUMA, Raphael Vincent – University of the Philippines
  18. TALAROC, Richard Jr – Global FC
  19. VALENZUELA, Patrick – National University
  20. VILLANUEVA, Nathanael Ace – University of the Philippines / Loyola Meralco Sparks FC
  21. VILACCIN, Nico
The Coaching Staff is Headed by Marlon Maro who is assisted by Jose Maria Aberasturi, Marlon Pinero, and Noel Marcaida. The team will have its official practice today, 07 December 2016, 4:00PM at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

06 December 2016

Global FC to sign legend Terry Butcher

By Jack Biantan

GLOBAL FC chairman Dan Stephen Palami announced that they are on the final stage of their negotiations to sign up high profile coach and legendary English defender Terry Butcher.
This is the first step of Global’s move to go big time as they prepare to enter the Philippine Football League (PFL) which is slated to start next year.
“My intention is to bring the attention of the football world by involving well known personalities at the club level,” Palami said.
Palami also confirmed that negotiation is also underway to move Global FC to Cebu where they will represent the province in the PFL.
“I am still in negotiations with Cebu Football Association president Ricky Dakay to make Cebu as our home city,” Palami added.
The early reports which have come out about Global’s move to Cebu have received positive feedbacks from the Cebu football community.
However, nothing has been signed yet but Palami, despite of the absence of a football stadium which could host the matches, has already started the formation of the club.
He has also assured Cebuano fans that the club they would form would have Cebuanos in their line-up.
“We will start sending our coaches to liaise with the youth coaches in Cebu. My intention is identifying elite youth players from Cebu as well as others who could form part of the club’s second team and reserves. It is also aimed to align the local players and coaches with the philosophy and style of the first team,” he said.
Butcher was even in Cebu to check the University of San Carlos stadium in Talamban. Global FC could make the USC stadium as its official home field. The stadium is still under construction and might be ready next year when the PFL opens.
Football fans best remember Terry Butcher as one of the five England defenders who tried to stop Diego Maradona from scoring the “Goal of the Century” during the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.
He could also be remembered as a bloody defender while playing for England in the vital World Cup qualifier in Sweden in 1989.
Butcher suffered a deep cut to his forehead early in the game but got sideline stitches from the physiotherapist and continued playing with a bandage forehead.
His bandage disintegrated and reopened the cut to the extent that his England white jersey turned into red at the end of the match.
To this date, he is best remembered for that match and that bloody image.