30 May 2015

Army Fc withdraw from UFL League and UFL Cup

Army Fc has withdrawn from UFL Cup and UFL League.

No news about relegation , but probably there will be no more teams relegated from Div 1.

Kabuscorp de Laguna  from Div 2 has  also withdrawn from UFL Division 2 ,

Azkals updates Saturday

Rob Gier and Luke Woodland left England yesterday and is expected to have arrived Manila today.

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Stephan Schrock is also expected to arrive Manila today.

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Nei Etheridge's   goalkeeping school in Manila is finished .

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Jerry Lucena's Danish  club Esbjerg is playing a important league match tomorrow to avoid releagation. Jerry Lucena is in the squad.

 Bahrain is playing a friendly against Oman today at Bahrain National Stadium.

Azkals first training will be on Monday at Rizal Memorial Stadium . No friendles scheduled.

A new Azkals World Cup qualifiying kit will be launched on June 3 . It will be available in local stores and online.

UFL League matches planned for this weekend and next weekend have been postponed because of SEA Games and World Cup preparations

Graft-tainted Philippine football official denied travel

Posted at 05/29/2015 7:02 PM

A Philippine FIFA official facing corruption charges has been banned from flying to Switzerland to attend the organisation's congress, a local court said Friday.
Monico Puentevella, a board member of FIFA's marketing and television committee, is out on bail after being charged in 2013 with misusing more than $500,000 in state funds when he was a congressman.
A clerk at the court hearing the case told AFP the 68-year-old, now the mayor of the central city of Bacolod, had asked for permission to visit Switzerland for "almost three weeks" for the congress, but this was denied.
Puentevella had successfully delayed the start of his trial, scheduled for May 14, by submitting a doctor's report claiming he was in hospital with "stress-related hypertension", according to the court's ruling.
But he later submitted a different doctor's report stating he was fit to travel to Switzerland for the FIFA congress, said the verdict, which was delivered this week and released to AFP on Friday.
The Manila court, which handles only corruption cases, described Puentevella's varying medical conditions as "incongruous" and "not acceptable", according to the verdict.
State prosecutors allege Puentevella illegally rigged a government contract worth about 26 million pesos ($583,000) meant to provide computers to state-run schools in his district.
Puentevella held the city's seat for three terms between 2001 and 2010. He is one of dozens of politicians who have been charged in recent years over similar scams, in which they are accused of stealing vast sums of money.
The ruling was handed down as Swiss police raided a Zurich hotel and arrested seven high-ranking FIFA officials this week at the request of the United States on racketeering conspiracy and corruption charges.
The US indictments, made against 14 defendants, pertained to tens of millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks the FIFA officials allegedly took for lucrative television broadcasting rights for football tournaments.
The FIFA website said the board of which Puentevella is a member "shall advise the Executive Committee with regard to drafting and implementing contracts between FIFA and its various marketing/television partners".
Puentevella's chief aide said the mayor, also a former chairman of the Philippine Olympic Committee, was not in his office Friday and declined to comment on the case against him.
"I can't answer on behalf of the mayor," his executive assistant, Maya Fe Tresfuentes, told AFP.
Philippine Football Federation spokeswoman Virgie de Guzman also declined to comment, adding Puentevella did not hold any post in the national federation.


29 May 2015

U-23 Azkals nurse high SEA Games hopes

By Mark Anthony Reyes

SINGAPORE—The Philippine U-23 football squad hit the ground running here, training twice a day since arriving last Tuesday in hopes of making at least the semifinals of the 28th Southeast Asian Games.
The team won’t be at full strength, though, as seven original members of the squad have been tapped for the national team playing in the World Cup qualifier against Bahrain on June 11.
But coach Marlon Maro is upbeat about the team’s chances, saying the country has a good draw. The U23 Azkals will kick off its campaign on Monday against host Singapore.
“We have high expectations because we got lucky in the draw and we are bringing a young but competitive team,” Maro told the Inquirer.
The team is without Azkals standouts Amani Aguinaldo, Daisuke Sato, OJ Porteria, Curt Dizon, Mark Hartmann, Manuel Ott and Kenshiro Daniels, but for Maro it’s still very competitive.
The Filipinos’ best finish in the Games was in 1991 in Manila when Maro and his teammates reached the semifinals.

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/182628/u-23-azkals-nurse-high-sea-games-hopes#ixzz3bYdjo9t2

28 May 2015

UFL Cup Round of 16 - Schedule

UFL Cup Round of 16

Kaya vs Bright Star FC
Ceres vs Mendola Fc
Global vs Team Socceroo
Loyola Meralco Sparks vs Laos Fc
Stallion vs Forza
Pachanga Diliman vs Agila
Manila Jeepney vs Pasargad
Green Archers United vs JP Voltes

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Army Fc withdrew from UFL Cup, Bright Star Fc replacing them.

UFL Cup Round of 16 is scheduled from July 7 to 12.
Quarterfinals from July 28 to August 1
Semifinals on August 18
Final on August 22

Winner get a playoff spot in next AFC Cup

Tv Schedule June

27 May 2015

Singapore Cup : Hougang United 1-2 Global Fc

Great Eastern Yeo's S League sitt bilde.

1-0 Hougang United HT
1-1 Suzuki

1-2 Jason de Jong . In extra time
1-2 Ft

Global advance  to Quarterfinals facing Geylang International.

26 May 2015

Global opens Singapore bid Wednesday night

By Cedelf P. Tupas

HOPING to make up for a disappointing AFC Cup stint, United Football League champion Global seeks international glory this time in the Singapore Cup starting Wednesday night against Hougang United at Hougang Stadium.
As the only UFL side in the 16-team tournament, Global is hard-pressed to improve on last year’s performance when it bowed out in the first round.
Although still in contention in the UFL Cup and the league competition, Global fell short in the AFC Cup, failing to make it past the group stage.
But with quality players beefing up the side this time, hopes are high of Global duplicating the club’s best finish in 2013 when it reached the semifinals of the prestigious competition which is now on its 18th year.
“We’re hopeful that, with a stronger squad, we can make an impact in the tournament,” said Global owner Dan Palami. “There’s pressure to do well considering we are the only Philippine club in the competition.”
National team standouts Amani Aguinaldo, Daisuke Sato, Mark Hartmann and Misagh Bahadoran will be at the forefront for Global, who will be boosted by new signings Norio Suzuki, a J-League veteran, and former Loyola Meralco midfielder Matt Hartmann.
Hougang finished seventh in the S-League last season.

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/182363/global-opens-singapore-bid-wednesday-night#ixzz3bHhPawNr