24 March 2017

Philippines Clash with Nepal for Asian Cup Qualifiers




The Philippines will host Nepal for their first match in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers. The Match will be held at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on 28 March 2017, 8:00PM.
Coming from a scoreless draw against Malaysia, the Philippines are now well focused on the clash against Nepal whom they have a played for four times with a record of two 3-0 wins in 2014 and a 4-0 win in 2011, all on international friendlies. The last time Nepal beat the Philippines was in 1982 with a 1-0 margin in the King’s Cup.
Tickets to the match are now available online through SM Tickets and will be sold at the gates during match day.
Click here to puchase tickets.


http://pff.org.ph/2017/03/24/philippines-clash-nepal-asian-cup-qualifiers/

23 March 2017

Azkals not panicking over scoreless draw, looking forward to Nepal match

By Cedelf P. Tupas

There’s no reason to panic, but the trend of unconvincing performances from the Philippines continued Tuesday night in a goalless draw against Malaysia in a friendly at Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Almost a year after flashing their best attacking display against North Korea in the World Cup Qualifiers, the Azkals failed to break down a less heralded team in Malaysia as they were left stymied by the well-drilled and organized visitors.
Granted that the Azkals only got back to training three days ago, after a disappointing AFF Suzuki Cup campaign, it still came as a surprise that the Azkals weren’t able to finish off their chances with Phil Younghusband back playing up front alongside Chinese Super League veteran Javier Patino.


Azkals coach Thomas Dooley was quick to shrug off the result as the team looked ahead to their AFC Asian Cup Qualifying opener against Nepal on Tuesday when his team will be heavily favored to pick up three points.
“We would have loved to win after 26 years (against Malaysia), but the most important thing is the Nepal game,” said Dooley, who is expected to ink a fresh deal that will see him handle the Azkals until the end of the qualifying campaign.
“We ran a lot, we played nicely, but we just couldn’t finish. The last pass, I think, was a bit off.”
Azkals manager Dan Palami said the result was disappointing, although “it was a good base from which to start our preparation for the Nepal match.”
Finding positives out of the result, Azkals goalkeeper Neil Etheridge welcomed the clean sheet against one of Southeast Asia’s better sides.
Still, the Azkals’ inability to find the back of the net against teams that are set up solidly defensively remained a concern.
Pressing Malaysia’s centerbacks early, the Azkals only managed a couple of clear chances through Younghusband and Patino in the first half as they lacked that cutting edge in the attacking third for most of the match.
Adding to the Azkals’ woes was the suspected knee injury suffered by Misagh Bahadoran, whose chances of suiting up against Nepal are now slim. Bahadoran was subbed off in the 30th minute, replaced by Mike Ott.
“It’s a day-to-day observation,” said Palami. “We don’t ever risk a player getting injured.”


Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/242123/azkals-not-panicking-scoreless-draw-looking-forward-nepal-match#ixzz4cBwywWDN

Stallion Invitational Cup - Loyola Meralco Sparks 0-2 Stallion Laguna

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Stallion Laguna win 2-0 against Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc


Global Fc did not show up for third place match against Deft Touch FC

22 March 2017

Thomas Dooley unalarmed after Azkals pegged back by Malaysia in goalless friendly

From Christian Jacinto

THE Philippine Azkals and Malaysia settled for a draw for a fifth straight time as their international friendly ended goalless on Wednesday evening at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

The Azkals struggled to find a breakthrough against the tough Harimao defense in a game that was fought mainly at midfield before a few hundred home fans.

In the end it was Malaysia which had the best scoring chance as Ahmad Bakwan Mazri's blistering run late in the match almost resulted in the winner.

Luckily for the hosts, his shot sailed right.

Not even late substitutions from coach Thomas Dooley could spark a resurgence for the Azkals, who six more days to fix their finishing before opening their 2019 Asian Cup qualifiers next Tuesday in the same venue against Nepal.

"Overall, I'm not happy that we tied but the most important game is Nepal next week. I'm happy with the performance of the players. I'm happy with how we performed," Azkals coach Thomas Dooley said.

"It was kind of the last pass into the box which was a little bit off. Otherwise we could have gotten the lead in the first half. And after the first goal, that could have been easier," he added.

Malaysia head  coach Datuk Ong Kim Swee was naturally delighted with how they fared against an almost full-strength Philippine side.

"Our defense went very well. We were very organized. We were able to counter whatever strength the Philippines had," he said.


Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/thomas-dooley-unalarmed-after-azkals-pegged-back-by-malaysia-in-goalless-friendly#SHs1Tz6HFIqi0gCk.99

International Friendly : Philippines 0-0 Malaysia





Start 7.30 pm


no Tv


Official livestream link :


http://pff.org.ph/pff-tv/


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Roland Muller retires from international play after six years with Philippine Azkals


PHILIPPINE Azkals goalkeeper Ronald Muller has retired from international duties on Wednesday.

Muller has 22 caps, playing mostly as alternate to Neil Etheridge.
The Germany-born Muller made his debut with the country's Under-23 side in the 2011 Southeast Asian Games before making his senior debut the same year.
"A new experience gave me a chance to see a part of my roots, teammates becames like brother! We lost, fought and won together. I had a great time, I was and will be forever proud to played for this beautiful country," Muller said in an Instagram post.
"I gave always 100%. Hard decision saying 'Goodbye.' Time to take care of my own family. Thank you for the support and for all what you did to me. I will never forget this part of my life and I'm so thankful for this chance. I will always be an Azkals!"
The 29-year-old Muller was originally in the 23 man line-up for their friendly with Malaysia.
He will still be playing  for Ceres Negros FC as they continue their run in the 2017 AFC Cup.
With Muller’s departure, home grown keeper Patrick Deyto is set to get more exposure in international tournaments.

Read more at http://www.spin.ph/football/news/roland-muller-retires-philippine-azkals-fil-german-football#Bu38VuOJlE829m3a.99

21 March 2017

Azkals GK Roland Müller retire from Azkals !

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Azkals GK Fil-German Roland Müller (Ceres fc) has retired from the national team.

Roland got a call-up for the matches against Malaysia and Nepal but has retired confirmed the NT goalkeeping coach Jon Pascua in his website .

http://www.jonpascua.com/es/noticias/manana-miercoles-disputaremos-encuentro-amistoso-frente-malasia/5119.htm

Global Fc reserve GK Nick O'Donnell is replacing Roland Müller.

Friendly : Philippines vs Malaysia

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Wednesday Semifinals - Stallion Laguna Invitational Cup - Update

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Semifinals Wednesday at Binan Football Stadium

1 pm Stallion Laguna vs Deft Touch Fc (USA)

3.30 pm Loyola vs Global Cebu  Fc


Update Result :


Stallion Laguna 2-0 Deft Touch Fc
Loyola win by default against Global Fc. Global Fc did not show up


Finals on Friday

Philippines Face Malaysia In Asian Cup Buildup

The Philippine Men’s National team are set to face Malaysia in a FIFA International A match tonight, 7:30 PM at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
The friendly match will be the team’s first game back in action this year. The match serves as preparation for the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifier match against Nepal on 28 March 2017.
It will be the fifth meeting between the Philippines and Malaysia since 2012. The past four games all ended in draws. The last Philippine win was in 1991 during the South East Asian Games held in Manila.
With a full squad available for the match, Philippines head coach Thomas Dooley is eager to finally record a win over Malaysia.
“(The last win over Malaysia) was a long time ago and we feel this is the right time,” said Dooley during the pre-match press conference.
Team captain Phil Younghusband echoed Dooley’s words.
“If we want to go further, we have to beat the teams that we have yet to beat in the past,” said Younghusband.
http://pff.org.ph/2017/03/22/philippines-face-malaysia-asian-cup-buildup/

20 March 2017

PFF ADVISORY: Livestream details of the Philippines vs Malaysia Friendly Match

The International Friendly match between the Philippines and Malaysia on 22 March 2017 will be shown online through livestreaming.
The PFF has availed of the AFC livestreaming facility in partnership with mycujoo.tv.
The livestreaming details are:
22 March 2017 (Philippines vs Malaysia)
Venue: Rizal Memorial Stadium
Kick-off time: 7:30 PM
Livestream link: http://pff.org.ph/pff-tv/
Atty. Edwin B. Gastanes
General Secretary


http://pff.org.ph/2017/03/20/pff-advisory-livestream-details-philippines-vs-malaysia-friendly-match/

Stallion Laguna Invitational Cup : Global Cebu 4-2 Kaya Fc Makati

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Global Cebu goals : Hartmann (2) , Sasaki and Rick Van Haaren




Belmont-Deft Touch FC 7 - 0 Davao Aguilas FC
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David Alaba '24
Stephen Tonaldo '47
Nathan DaRosa '61
Don Johnson '68
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PFL : “JPV Marikina FC.”






We’ve finally sealed the deal and our home base will be in Marikina City. Our new name will be
“JPV Marikina FC.”


We hope for your continued support in this new chapter for our team.


http://en.jp-voltes.org/2017/03/20/home-stadium-and-name-update/

19 March 2017

Sparks Triumph in Kaya-Makati Outing

After a splendid win against Belmont-Deft Touch FC, the Loyola Meralco Sparks came back to action with a smooth handling of Kaya-Makati FC in the group stage of the 2017 Stallion-Laguna Invitational Cup. The second half well-distributed scoring spree secured the Sparks the top spot in the group stage.
With the national team call ups out for the match, a bunch of new signings went to the pitch out and took over attacking duties. Connor Tacagni broke the deadlock 40-minutes into the game after several missed chances by the Sparks. Tacagni took charge and rapidly slipped past his opponents for the finish. Just before the first half ended, Tacagni had the chance to double the lead but his header was off.
Samuel Kouame opened the second half with his solo effort against Kaya’s backline and sent it to the back of the net. Kouame quickly setup another goal opportunity to Ashley Flores and the winger tripled the lead. The game was in favor to the Sparks but a sneaky goal by Kaya disrupted the squad’s rhythmn. The flag was up in one of Kaya’s attacks but no whistle was called by the referee. The confusion led to Ric Padilla leaving his post and gave Kaya an open chance to score. Sparks quickly responded with another goal. James Hall fired from the outside and Kone Yaya followed with the rebound. Yaya also sealed the game as he scored another one minute before the final whistle.well as he found the perfect spot to contribute two minutes later.
Despite the win, head coach, Aris Caslib, acknowledged the effort of Kaya-Makati FC.
“Overall the result was for us but then the boys of Kaya did their job as a unit,” said Caslib.
The head coach also noted that the mental battle inside the pitch dictated the flow of the game.
“It’s more of the concentration. Every match will always have a different problem and hopefully all the challenges of team will be addressed,” added Caslib.
Next Wednesday, the Sparks will face a another test as the will face either Kaya FC or Global FC. The game will kickoff at 3:30pm at the Binan Football Stadium.
http://onemeralcosports.com/loyola-sparks/sparks-triumph-in-kaya-makati-outing/

Stallion nips Global in Invitational Cup

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Host Stallion Laguna FC dominated Global FC Cebu, 3-0, to sweep the first phase of elimination of the Stallion Invitational Cup on Saturday at the Binan Football Stadium in Laguna.

Team captain Ruben Doctora Jr. completed a brace to lead the Stallions registered their second-straight win in the tournament.

Doctora delivered the first goal in the ninth minute of the match to give the Stallions a 1-0 lead at halftime.

The home team was relentless after the break and Nathan Alquiros doubled their lead with a goal in the 55th minute.

Doctora sealed the victory with another goal in the 71st minute with a strike from deep inside the box off a beautiful pass from newly-signed teammate Jhan-Jhan Melliza.

With the win, Stallion FC topped Group A with an unbeaten record of two wins while Global FC dropped to a 1-1 (win-loss) card going into the second stage.

Meanwhile, Loyola Meralco Sparks FC-Taguig trounced Kaya FC-Makati, 5-1, through the brace of newcomer Kone Yaya in Group B.

Yaya struck his first goal in the 76th minute of the bout followed by another strike in the first minute of stoppage time to propel his club to second consecutive win in the competition.

Filipino-British forward Connor Tacagni secured the first goal of the contest with a conversion in the 40th minute to put the Sparks ahead, 1-0, going into the break.

Samuel Kouame added a strike of his own to Loyola score line in the 57th minute while ex-Stallion FC standout Ashley Flores extended Loyola lead in the 61st.

The Sparks ended the opening stage with two wins on top of Group B while Kaya had only one point with one draw and one loss.

Meanwhile, the Stallion Invitational Cup continues for its second round of games at the club’s home stadium in Laguna with a double-header match date on Monday.

Belmont-Deft Touch FC, a composite club based in the United Stated, plays Davao Aguila FC at 1 p.m. while Global Cebu meets Kaya at 3:30 p.m.

http://www.manilatimes.net/stallion-nips-global-invitational-cup/318030/

18 March 2017

Ceres players called-up for Azkals friendly versus Malaysia

Ten players from Ceres-Negros FC were officially called up for national team duties for the friendly match against Malaysia this month. The friendly match set for March 22  will serve as a tune-up before the Azkals take on Nepal for the third round of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifying the following week.
The ten players called up by the Philippine Football Federation are:
  • Jeffrey Christiaens
  • Carli de Murga
  • Kevin Ingreso
  • Roland Müller
  • Junior Muñoz
  • Manny Ott
  • OJ Porteria
  • Iain Ramsay
  • Martin Steuble
  • Luke Woodland
They will be joined by different local players like Misagh Bahadoran and the Younghusband brothers and overseas-based players’s such as Mike Ott, Javier Patiño, Neil Etheridge, and Daisuke Sato.
Ceres, who is in the middle of the AFC Cup group stages, will contribute the most players in the fold including Carli De Murga. The Ceres co-captain who’s already had three starts for the club this year returns to the Azkals after a long layoff since his injury in 2014. The Azkals will have matches at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on March 22 against Malaysia with the qualifier on March 28 versus Nepal.


http://ceresfootball.com/ceres-players-called-up-for-azkals-friendly-versus-malaysia/

Men’s Team line-up for Malaysian Friendly

The Philippine men’s team faces Malaysia for an international friendly match on 22 March 2017, 7:30PM at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Here is the 23 player line-up under Coach Thomas Dooley

1
AGUINALDO, Amani Manuel
GLOBAL
PHI
2
ARBOLEDA, Fitch Johnson Daviz
STALLION
PHI
3
BAHADORAN, Misagh
GLOBAL
PHI
4
CHRISTIAENS, Jeffrey
CERES NEGROS
PHI
5
DANIELS, Kenshiro Michael 
KAYA FC-MAKATI
PHI
6
DE MURGA, Carlos Alberto
CERES NEGROS
PHI
7
DEYTO, Patrick Philip
GLOBAL
PHI
8
ETHERIDGE, Neil Leonard
WALSALL
ENG
9
INGRESO, Kevin
CERES NEGROS
PHI
10
MINEGISHI, Hikaru
GLOBAL
PHI
11
MÜLLER, Roland Richard
CERES NEGROS
PHI
12
MUÑOZ, Jim Junior
CERES NEGROS
PHI
13
OTT, Manuel
CERES NEGROS
PHI
14
OTT, Mike Rigoberto
ANGTHONG UNITED
THA
15
PATIÑO, Javier
HENAN JIANYE
CHN
16
PORTERIA, Jose Elmer
CERES NEGROS
PHI
17
RAMSAY, Iain
CERES NEGROS
PHI
18
SATO, Daisuke
IASI
ROM
19
STEUBLE, Martin Markus
CERES NEGROS
PHI
20
VILLANUEVA, Dennis
GLOBAL
PHI
21
WOODLAND, Luke
CERES NEGROS
PHI
22
YOUNGHUSBAND, James Joseph
MERALCO TAGUIG
PHI
23
YOUNGHUSBAND, Philip James
MERALCO TAGUIG
PHI

Stallion Laguna Invitational Cup - Saturday

Stallion Laguna Invitational Cup :
Today - Full time results
Kaya Makati 1-5 Loyola Meralco Sparks Fc
Stallion Laguna 3-0 Global Cebu

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Stallion Laguna Fc


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Global Fc

Pics Jojo Lirio Jr

17 March 2017

Stallion Invitational Cup : Global Cebu 7-1 Davao Aguilas


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Goals Global Fc : Ricky Van Haaren 5 goals, Yu Hoshide and Paolo Salenga


Second match:
Kaya Fc 1-1 Deft Touch Fc (USA)

AFC U23 Qualifiers : Philippines , Japan , China and Cambodia

STAGE SET FOR AFC U-23 CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 QUALIFIERS DRAW

Kuala Lumpur: The stage is set for the AFC U-23 Championship China 2018 Qualifiers draw which will take place at AFC House in the Malaysian capital at 3pm (GMT+8) on Friday.
The qualifying stage will consist of 40 teams, to be divided into 10 centralised groups of four teams. The 10 group winners and five best second-placed teams among all the groups will advance to the finals. The qualifiers will take place on July 19 to 23, 2017.
Although directly qualified as the host, China PR have expressed interest to participate in the qualifying stage. Therefore, if China finish top of their group or finish among the five best second-placed teams, the next (6th) second-placed team will qualify to the final competition.
The seedings for the draw will be based on the rankings of the AFC U-23 Championship Qatar 2016. The host Member Associations will be drawn into separate groups



West Asia’s seedings
No.
Teams
No.
Teams
1
Iraq
11
Palestine (Host for Qualifiers)
2
Qatar (Host for Qualifiers)
12
Bahrain
3
UAE (Host for Qualifiers)
13
India
4
Islamic Republic of Iran
14
Kyrgyz Republic (Host for Qualifiers)
5
Jordan
15
Lebanon
6
Uzbekistan
16
Afghanistan
7
Syria
17
Bangladesh
8
Saudi Arabia (Host for Qualifiers)
18
Sri Lanka
9
Oman
19
Nepal
10
Tajikistan
20
Turkmenistan

East Asia’s seedings
No.
Teams
No.
Teams
1
Japan
11
Malaysia
2
Korea Republic
12
Timor-Leste
3
DPR Korea (Host for Qualifiers)
13
Chinese Taipei
4
Australia
14
Cambodia
5
Thailand (Host for Qualifiers)
15
Singapore
6
China PR
16
Mongolia
7
Vietnam (Host for Qualifiers)
17
Hong Kong
8
Indonesia
18
Philippines
9
Myanmar (Host for Qualifiers)
19
Brunei DS
10
Laos
20
Macau

http://www.the-afc.com/afc-u-23-championship-2018/stage-set-for-afc-u-23-championship-2018-qualifiers-draw

15 March 2017

AFC Cup : Ceres-Negros Fc 0-0 Felda United (Malaysia)




Stallion Invitational Cup - Wednesday


Stallion Invitational Cup


Stallion Laguna 6-0 Davao Aguilas


Loyola Meralco Sparks 4-2 Deft Touch (USA)


FULL TIME
Match 1
Stallion Laguna FC 6 - 0 Davao Aguilas FC
...
12' 18' Doctora
29' Arboleda
41' Ishikawa
65' Soberano
89' Pavone
Match 2
Belmont-Deft Touch FC 2 - 4 Loyola Meralco Soarks FC
30' Tacagni
55' Samuel
71' Minniecon
75' P. Younghusband
33' Da Rosa
90+2' Tonaldo

14 March 2017

AFC Cup : JDT (Malaysia) 4-0 Global Fc











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Global FC tests mettle vs Johor

By Cedelf P. Tupas

JOHOR BAHRU, MALAYSIA —Reigning United Football League champion Global FC faces its toughest test yet on Tuesday when it battles 2015 AFC Cup winner Johor Dairul Ta’zim at Larkin Stadium here.
Sitting at the top of Group F with six points after victories over Magwe of Myanmar (Burma) and Boeung Ket Angkor of Cambodia, Global tries to solidify its hold of the lead against the thee-time defending Malaysian Super League champions.

With four points from two matches, JDT is hard-pressed to pick up maximum points against Global, considering that only the top team in the group is guaranteed to advance to the next round.

A win by Global will widen its gap on JDT to five points, a healthy cushion for the Filipinos who will have two of their last three group matches played at home.
Key triumphs
Global has been in fine form despite the absence of a competitive domestic league and Japanese coach Toshiyaki Imai’s charges go into the match riding high on their impressive 2-0 away victory over Boeung Ket last week.
Deployed to a more advanced role at midfield, former Filipino international Paul Mulders scored twice against the Cambodians in his best performance for Global so far after a one-year spell at Ceres-Negros last season.
Scouting reports
Leaving no stone unturned in preparing for the match, Global arrived in this bustling city near the Singapore-Malaysia border last Wednesday to train as well as scout JDT in an MSL match over the weekend.
Owned by the crown prince of Johor Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, JDT captured the AFC Cup title in 2015, the same year Global debuted in the competition.
Tough foe
Global CEO Dan Palami said the game against Johor, considered as one of the region’s most established and richest sides, will be a good gauge on his club’s progress the past few years.
“This was a match we were really looking forward to when the draw was made,” said Palami.
“We know JDT is one of the strongest teams in the Southeast Asian region and it’s going to be tough playing against a team that is also backed by a huge crowd, but we are confident to get a result here.”

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/241012/global-fc-tests-mettle-vs-johor#ixzz4bFYQUeFt