22 October 2014

Thursday : AFF Beach Soccer in Malaysia

KUANTAN (22 Oct 2014) – Thailand and Indonesia will start as favourites in the inaugural AFF-Felda Beach Soccer Championship which kicks off tomorrow here at the Teluk Chempedak beach in Kuantan.

The ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) are organising the event for the first time this year in the hope that it will help to develop the sport further after it came into FIFA’s recognition in 2005.
“We feel honoured to be part of this championship of course,” said Thai team manager Tiranan Kanchanhom. “Whether we are the favourites or otherwise, we just want to do our best in this meet.”

Added Indonesian head coach Ida Mahayasa: “we have prepared well for this meet. And we really want to play well but I hope that we have good referees.”
Other than Thailand and Indonesia, the only other team who had previously played at the Asian level is the Philippines.

“So far the reception has been fantastic,” said Philippines team manager Rea Celine Villa. “I hope that we can put up a good show in this meet.”


Philippines matches :

23. October Philippines vs Laos

24. October Philippines vs Myanmar

25. October Philippines vs Malaysia

UFL FA League Cup : Manila All-Japan 20-0 Dolphins United

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Dolphins United starting IX

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Manila All-Japan starting XI

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Pics from UFL Twitter

Manila All-Japan had to beat Dolphins United with 15-0 to get the last quarterfinal spot in their group, if not Team Socceroo advanced to the quarterfinal . They won 20-0 against Dolphins United...

Dolphins United fielded only 9 players from start in this match , even though in their previous UFL matches they had 5 or 6 subs.

10 min 1-0 Noda
11 min 2-0 Noda
21 min 3-0 Noda
23 min 4-0 Noda
28 min 5-0 Kue
29 min 6-0 Kobayashi
30 min 7-0 Nida
35 min 8-0 Walohan
36 min 9-0 Kamon
38 min 10-0 Kamon
39 min 11-0 Noda
41 min 12-0 Kamon
43 min 13-0 Kobayashi
45 min 14-0 Kobayashi
14-0 HT
46 min 15-0 Kobayashi
49 min 16-0 Kobayashi
50 min Dolphins down to 7 men on the field...
53 min 17-0 Mantuan
55 min 18-0 Noda
56 min 19-0 Walohan
58 min 20-0 Kobayashi
62 mins Dolphins are down to 6 men , match is called off

Seems that many foreigners been betting on this match, many major betting companies had odds .

Update :

Team Socceroo has contacted UFL and want a investigation.

Friendly : Thailand to play Philippines on November 10 !

Thailand is scheduled to play Philippines in a friendly on November 10 reporting goal.com

link in Thai

fifa.com confirm friendly in Nakhon Ratchasima : fifa

Ceres takes UFL Group A top spot with win over Green Archers

Jaelle Nevin Reyes

MANILA, Philippines - Ceres La Salle FC took the number one spot in Group A amid the forthcoming end of the group stage of the United Football League (UFL) FA League Cup after brushing away Green Archers United FC, 3-0, at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium (RMFS) on Tuesday, October 21.
The newly promoted division one team proved that they are hungry to bring home the inaugural FA League Cup plum with an unblemished record with just a game remaining in their tour of duty in the tournament.
Ceres came hot out of the gates sending shot after shot to the defense of the Archers early in the first half.
To finally open the scoring for his club, Jin Ho Kim tipped in a striking header off a pass from teammate Orman Okunaiya in the 20th minute of the match to take the lead for his squad.
Answering on the other side of the pitch, veteran Chieffy Caligdong, with the help of Robert Lopez Mendy, sparked an outburst for the Green Archers but the former’s first shot at goal went above the crossbar.
As play continued, several more attacks from the Archers’ frontline came to batter the tough defense of Ceres spearheaded by Lopez Mendy and Caligdong but none came through.
Another shot found the back of the net for the dominant offense of Ceres as Adrian Gallardo capitalized on a through pass from midfield to strike his way into a goal and extend the lead of his team to 2-0.
Not long after his first raid on the defense of the Green Archers, Gallardo once again found a gap in their adversaries’ defense to give Ceres a 3-0 advantage going into the halftime break.
The exhausted offensive front of the Green Archers valiantly fought to ignite a comeback in the dying minutes of the second half but their attempts failed to connect as Ceres keeper Louie Casas went unbothered in manning his post in front of goal.
Meanwhile, Pachanga Diliman FC shook off Philippine Army FC, 3-1 to book their third victory in the tournament.
Also, Laos FC defeated the hapless Forza FC, 2-0, while Manila All-Japan FC outmatched the undermanned Dolphins United FC, 20-0, to slip their way into the quarterfinals.
The last leg of the group stage for the opening tournament in this year’s UFL season will be on Thursday, October 23 with matches between Philippine Army FC and Ceres La Salle FC, Loyola Meralco Sparks FC and Stallion FC, and the anticipated match-up of Global FC and Kaya FC. All games will be held at the RMFS. - 

20 October 2014

Azkals and UFL updates

UFL FA League Cup quarterfinals has been rescheduled for Oct 26 and 27.

Azkals will be leaving for Doha, Qatar for training camp on Oct 28 . They are playing Nepal on Oct 31 and is also scheduled to play  a club team in Qatar on Nov 3 .

UFL FA League Cup semifinals is scheduled for Nov 4 and 6 .

A possible home friendly against Malaysia is scheduled for November 8

Myanmar and Laos qualified from the qualifiers . Laos finished second and will join group A in Vietnam . Philippines will play Laos in their first match on November 22.

UFL FA League Cup - Tuesday - Results and updated standings

17:15Manila All-Japan FC
Dolphins United FCEmperador StadiumDetails
17:15Forza FC
Laos FCRizal Memorial StadiumDetails
20:15Ceres – La Salle FC
Green Archers United FCRizal Memorial StadiumDetails
20:15Pachanga Diliman FC
Phil. Army FCEmperador StadiumDeta

Group A

Pos TeamPldPts
1Ceres - La Salle FC515
2Loyola FC512
3Stallion FC510
4Pachanga Diliman FC69
5Green Archers United FC65
6Manila Jeepney FC64
7Phil. Army FC50

Group B

Pos TeamPldPts
1Global FC515
2Kaya FC513
3Laos FC610
4Manila All-Japan FC67
5Team Socceroo FC67
6Forza FC66
7Dolphins United FC60

19 October 2014

Azkals want strong finish to AFF Suzuki Cup buildup

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MANILA, Philippines — Hoping to finally surpass its semifinal finish in the last two editions of the AFF Suzuki Cup, the Philippines is eyeing three more matches to complete its preparation for the prestigious tournament set Nov. 22 to 28 in Hanoi.
The Azkals are already slated to face Nepal on Oct. 31 in Doha.
A friendly with Malaysia has been tentatively set on Nov. 8 probably in Manila, but Azkals coach Thomas Dooley and team manager Dan Palami want one more match to wrap up the buildup.
Palami said Qatar or Bahrain may also be invited for a match with the Azkals.
“We don’t want to be complacent and think we are strong already,” said Palami after the 5-0 drubbing of Papua New Guinea last Sunday. “We’re not at the form we want to be yet.”
Dooley said he will call up four more players based abroad for the Suzuki Cup.
Jerry Lucena and Martin Steuble are expected to beef up the midfield, while Filipino-Spanish defender Alvaro Silva, who plays in Kuwait, could finally make his much anticipated debut next month.
Roland Muller is also expected to be recalled.

Azkals to play a second friendly in Qatar

Azkals will play a second friendly against a club team in Qatar on November 3.

They will be leaving for Doha on October 28 , and will also play  a international friendly on October 31 against Nepal in Doha.