Jerry Lucena: A Good Formation for Mobility

Icko De Guzman

Azkals defender Jerry Lucena expects an exciting game when the Philippines face Uzbekistan in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers tonight at the Philippine Sports Stadium. The defender was on the mark in the Azkals’ 2-0 win over Maldives last week. Lucena scored in the 55th minute with a header from a Kevin Ingreso flick […]

Advisory on Shuttle Service for Tonight’s Game

The Philippine Football Federation will provide a shuttle service to and from Philippine Sports Stadium for tonight’s 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between the Philippines and Uzbekistan Roundtrip tickets are priced at P331.40 per person and will be from TriNoMa in Quezon City and the stadium. Tickets are available in Ticketworld. Kickoff for tonight’s […]

Scouting Report: Uzbekistan

Ivan Gayares

On September 8, the Philippine Azkals will take on their toughest opponents yet. Uzbekistan are the highest seeded team in the group with a FIFA ranking of 76th in the world. Their country is currently the number six team in Asia and recently reached the quarterfinals of the 2015 AFC Asian Cup. The Uzbeks recently […]

Iain Ramsay: It’s Like We’ve Known Each Other for a Long Time

Icko De Guzman

Azkals midfielder Iain Ramsay felt right at home with his teammates on his return to Manila in time for the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. Ramsay, who was scintillating in his first three games for the Azkals, was the first of the foreign-based Azkals to arrive in the country for the Qualifiers. The midfielder had made […]

Thomas Dooley and Phil Younghusband: Win Against Maldives A Boost to Our Confidence

Icko De Guzman

Coach Thomas Dooley and skipper Phil Younghusband thought of the 2-0 win over Maldives last Thursday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium as a confidence booster right before their World Cup Qualifiers match against Uzbekistan. The Azkals twice found the back of the net against the Maldivian side in the second half. Mohammed Samdhooh’s own goal […]

Philippines Edge Maldives, 2-0

Icko De Guzman

The Philippines defeated Maldives, 2-0, in a FIFA International Friendly match last Thursday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The fixture was to help the team in preparations for their 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Uzbekistan next week. Mohammed Samdhooh’s own goal in the 48th minute and Jerry Lucena’s header in the 55th […]

Philippines Face Maldives in Friendly

Icko De Guzman

The Azkals’ preparation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match against Uzbekistan continues tonight with a FIFA International Friendly match against Maldives at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The Azkals began their preparations for the World Cup Qualifiers last Sunday right after the UFL Cup Final with only a handful of players.  Despite the short […]

Semifinal Spots Up for Grabs in PFF Women’s Cup

Icko De Guzman

The race for semifinals spots intensified in last Sunday’s PFF Women’s Invitational Cup fixtures at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. University of Santo Tomas and Ateneo de Manila University both accomplished come from behind victories in the morning fixtures. The afternoon fixtures saw both Green Archers United and De La Salle University defeat their opponents with […]

Rob Gier: What is Best for the Team

Icko De Guzman

With Rob Gier set to miss the friendly against Maldives, and the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers clash against Uzbekistan, the Azkals defender hopes that the squad continue to improve as a team especially after the latest FIFA rankings. Last month, the Philippines went to their highest FIFA ranking in history at 124th. However this […]

Destiny: Kaya Win UFL Cup

Icko De Guzman

Kaya FC’s dream of a long awaited silverware has finally come to reality. Ten-man Kaya defeated Ceres La Salle, 4-2 in penalties (2-2 after extra time), to win the UFL Cup in a capacity grandstand crowd at the Rizal Memorial Stadium last night. It was a fitting end to the UFL season for the newly […]

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