25 December 2021
18 December 2021
16 December 2021
Stephan Schrock will not see action for the Philippine Azkals in their final AFF Suzuki Cup 2020 match against Myanmar Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Bishan Stadium in Singapore.
Azkals coach Stewart Hall revealed after their heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to Thailand last Tuesday that Schrock had to go back to Germany to tend to his wife who is pregnant.
Hall added that Schrock could have stayed for the final group stage match had the Azkals stayed in contention for a semifinals berth.
“Schrocky’s wife is heavily pregnant and he had to go home depending on the result of the game against Thailand,” Hall said.
The loss to Thailand ended the Philippines’ chances of making the semis of Southeast Asia’s biggest competition with a game remaining.
Schrock has had a solid showing in his role as captain and play at midfield, assisting twice in the Azkals’ 7-0 romp of Timor-Leste last week.
He also drew the ire of Singapore fans during the Philippines’ 2-1 loss to host country, getting a round of boos everytime he had possession of the ball.
The United City would have been out against Myanmar anyway since he received a second yellow of the tournament against Thailand, which meant a one-match ban for accumulated cards.
Schrock’s absence will allow Hall to give more time for his young players to get exposure.
“Obviously, that will give an opportunity for somebody else,” said Hall. “The rest of it obviously we want to win the game. We don’t want to demean the quality of the game.”
11 December 2021
AFF Suzuki Cup Saturday , 5.30 pm
Philippines vs Timor-Leste
Official livestream (working outside ASEAN)
09 December 2021
07 December 2021
MANILA, Philippines – When the Philippine men’s football team takes the Kallang National Stadium pitch this Wednesday to face Singapore in the 2021 AFF Suzuki Cup, one of the players who will be leading the Azkals is Amani Aguinaldo.
Although only 26 years old, the six-foot-tall centerback has tons of experience both domestically and overseas.
Since he was first scouted playing for Ateneo de Davao, Amani has been earmarked as a top player not only because of his height, but also for his strength and game intelligence. He has moved up from Ateneo de Davao to Far Eastern University to the University of the Philippines then to top clubs first in the United Football League and then the Philippines Football League.
“I’ve always wanted to get better; get as much experience with the people I work with,” said Aguinaldo on the eve of the Singapore clash. “Now I have worked with more people and I have gained more experience.”
Aguinaldo’s domestic game and national team were the player’s passport to international football as Aguinaldo has spent the last three years of his professional career. He got his baptism of fire in international football first in Malaysia with Perak in the Malaysian Premier League, after which he moved to Thailand where he joined Trat FC in the Thai League 2 before moving up to Nongbua Pitchaya in the top flight division where he is a teammate of current Azkals midfielder Iain Ramsay.
And soon, he’ll be up against those who he regularly goes up against in the Thai league when the Philippines and Thailand meet on Saturday, December 11.
“Thailand is a special game but right now, we’re focused on our first game (against Singapore) because it will dictate what we do in this tournament,” pointed out Amani.
The Philippines will take on hosts, Singapore, which notched their first win of the tournament — a 3-nil hiding of Myanmar.
“They (the Singaporeans) are good at counter attacking and finishing. We intend to keep high pressure on them so they won’t be comfortable.”
Regarding the tournament and football in the region, Amani noted the growth of the game, “The level of competition here in Southeast Asia is pretty high. Everyone keeps improving and the competition is better.”
His own Azkals side, though missing a bunch of key players, is still no slouch.
“Our morale is high. We’re always positive and always looking to win a game especially in this group stage. We know we can compete against them.”
The matches of the Azkals and the games of the 2021 AFF Suzuki Cup can be viewed by Filipino fans on Premier Football on Skycable and Cignal as well as the Tap Go streaming application.
04 December 2021
MANILA (2 Dec 2021) – Goalkeeper Kevin Ray Mendoza Hansen is a star in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. He turned a celebrity overnight after his outstanding performance between the posts helped Kuala Lumpur City land its first Malaysia Cup title in over 30 years.
Hansen, 27, performed brilliantly several days ago to stop Malaysian League champions, JDT, in the tournament which celebrated its 100th year anniversary since it was incepted in 1921.
With the precious gold medal in the bag, he will now shift his focus to helping the Philippines in the AFF Suzuki Cup in Singapore.
Born in Herning, Denmark, Hansen, after his successful Malaysia Cup campaign, will be fired up to lead his national team to success against the likes of Thailand, Myanmar, Singapore and Timor Leste in Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup.
27 November 2021
19 November 2021
16 November 2021
13 November 2021
Exciting match between Azkals Development Team and Mendiola FC 1991.
Azkals Development Team just needs a point to secure their spot in the Semi-Finals, while Mendiola FC 1991 is in a must-win situation to advance.
Watch the match live on One Sports, One Sports+, PFL Facebook and Youtube, Smart Sports Facebook, and Puso Pilipinas Facebook and Youtube.
10 November 2021
09 November 2021
Mendiola FC 1991 will face Kaya FC-Iloilo at 4:00 PM, followed by Stallion Laguna FC against the Copa Paulino Alcantara debutants Dynamic Herb Cebu FC at 7:30 PM.
Watch the matches live on One Sports, One Sports+, PFL Facebook and Youtube, Puso Pilipinas Facebook and Youtube,
Official Club Statement regarding the UCFC withdraw from the Copa Paulino Alcantara 2021:
07 November 2021
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 7) – Kaya FC-Iloilo started strong in its bid to reclaim the Copa Paulino Alcantara with a 2-0 win over the Azkals Development Team (ADT) in the opening game of the tournament on Sunday at the Philippine Football Federation Training Center in Carmona, Cavite.
31 October 2021
27 October 2021
26 October 2021
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) has appointed Australian coach Alen Stajcic as head coach of the Philippine Women’s National Team (PWNT).
23 October 2021
21 October 2021
The Philippine Football Federation announced the 22 players who shall represent the country in the upcoming 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup Group H qualification matches, which will take place at the Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore from October 25 to 31.