08 February 2016

YouTube : Ceres vs Loyola

06 February 2016

UFL Cup Sunday - Updated

Green Archers United 4-0 Nomads FC


#5 Lee Joo Young 52'
#16 Gary Epesso 74'
#18 Hossein 79'
#30 Jimuel Ariola 86'

Man of the Match: Chieffy Caligdong

Kaya 0-1 Stallion

39 mins 0-1 Mintah 0-1

Ceres 2-1 Loyola Meralco Sparks

35 mins 1-0 Carli De Murga
65 mins 1-1 Valmayor
90 + 3 mins 2-1 Carli De Murga

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YouTube : UFL - Global 7-0 Pasargad

Global FC heralds UFL Cup return with rout of Pasargad

by Karlo Sacamos
GLOBAL FC is back.
The two-time United Football League champions reminded everyone by blanking Pasargad FC, 7-0, to jumpstart its UFL Cup campaign on Saturday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Global marked its return after getting suspended in the middle of the Cup last season with a dominant showing from start to finish.
Omid Nazari made a rousing debut, firing a hat-trick to lead the onslaught that saw Hikaru Minegishi score brace and Izzo El-Habib and Dennis Villanueva add a goal each.
“We set our standards very, very high this season,” Global coach Leigh Manson said. “We need to use each game to sharpen our own game regardless of the opposition.”
Global wasted little to announce its return as El-Habbib opened the scoring three minutes into the match, before Minegishi scored his two goals and Nazari added one to give the squad a four-goal lead heading into intermission.
Global sustained the pace in the second half where the perennial title contender controlled possession as Pasargad hardly reach its own half.
In another Group B match earlier, Forza pounced on late own goal by Agila to hack out a 1-0 win.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/ufl/news/global-fc-heralds-ufl-cup-return-with-rout-of-pasargad#MY9QBQDsyEyEs1Z6.99

Sparks Suffer Heavy Injury Setbacks

The Loyola Meralco Sparks have suffered a devastating week leading up to the start of the season, with no less than four players forced out due to various injuries.
“Simon (Greatwich) is out with ligament damage to his ankle, but he should be back soon. Joaco (Cañas) is also out with ligament damage to his ankle, and we have Phil (Younghusband) out with ligament damage to his knee,” confirmed head coach Simon McMenemy.
While the trio’s absence in Sunday’s encounter with Ceres-La Salle is certainly a massive blow to the team, the most unfortunate injury has been to new signing Arnel Amita, who is feared to have suffered a tear to his ACL.
“We’ve had one very serious injury over the last week, with Nano (Arnel Amita) probably doing a serious injury to his knee. We’re very concerned about that one. We’re very keen to get Nano back. He will be a very important player for us for years to come,” said McMenemy.
Although understandably disappointed by the timing and extent of the team’s injury troubles, Simon is confident the setbacks will not affect the Sparks’ mentality.
“We have a few very influential players out for at least the foreseeable next two weeks – it’s very frustrating,” he continued. ” You lose players like that and it’s a blow, there’s no way around that. But this is a strong enough unit to believe that they can beat anyone with anyone on the pitch, so I’m confident that we’ll show up on Sunday and fight for everything we can get out of the game.”
On top of the team’s injury woes, the Sparks will also be without the services of Anto Gonzales (UP coach), Daniel Gadia, Ian Clarino, and Ace Villaneuva, who will all be focusing on UAAP duties with University of the Philippines on Sunday.

UFL Cup start today !

UFL Cup start today at Rizal Memorial Stadium
4 pm Agila 0-1 Forza

85 mins 0-1 Agila own goal
0-1 FT
6.15 pm Global 7-0 Pasargad
#10 Elhabib 3'
#14 Minegishi 15' 44'
#7 Nazari 39' 61' 71'
#8 Villanueva 79'

Man of the match:
#7 Nazari, Omid (Global FC)

7-0 FT
8.30 pm Laos 0-3 JP Voltes

19 mins 0-1 Odawara (JPV)
44 mins 0-2 Espinosa
0-2 HT
76 min 0-3 Skinker
0-3 FT

05 February 2016

Global Fc eager to atone for trophy-less season, takes on Pasargad in UFL Cup debut

By Karlo Sacamos
GLOBAL FC makes its anticipated return to the United Football League Cup as the 2016 UFL season kicks off on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Suspended in the middle of the Cup last season for allegedly fielding an ineligible player, the two-time league champion takes on Pasargad at 6:15 p.m. in the highlight of the triple-bill offering.
The Group B matchup sandwiches two other skirmishes pitting former Division 2 teams Forza and Agila 4 o’clock, and newly promoted Division 2 champion Laos against JP Voltes in the nightcap at 8:30 p.m.
The spotlight, though, will mostly be on Global, which is eager to bounce back after a disappointing season where it failed to win a single trophy.
The Leigh Manson-coach side has made the necessary changes to reclaim lost glory, having acquired Filipino-Iranian midfielder Omid Nazari, a Swedish League veteran, who teams up with Azkals standouts Misagh Bahadoran, Amani Aguinaldo and Daisuke Sato.
Global, though, will miss national striker Mark Hartmann, will is sidelined until the middle of the year after injuring his knee last December.
Former Global players Yu Hoshide, Masaki Yanagawa, and Satoshi Otomo have transferred to JP Voltes, the Japanese-owned side, which also signed Lemuel Unabia, Camelo Tacusalme and J Baguiro on loan from Ceres.
Laos picked up Iranian midfielder Hamed Hajimehdi, who joins compatriot Shayan Jafaridestjerdi.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/ufl/news/global-fc-makes-cup-return-as-ufl-season-kicks#beBm7uOIpg0ihQlg.99

04 February 2016

FIFA World Ranking February

FIFA World Ranking February

Philippines up 1 to number 134