Surging Ateneo, Struggling La Salle Battle in UAAP

Icko De Guzman

Ateneo de Manila University and De La Salle University renew their rivalry in the UAAP today, February 16, at the Moro Lorenzo Football Field in Quezon City. The Blue Booters are off to a strong start this season, they are currently on a three game winning streak. Rookies Ryan Haosen and Samuel Lim have sparked […]

UAAP Football: Ateneo Leads the Way with 5-1 Rout of UST

Icko De Guzman

League leading Ateneo de Manila University continued their mastery of UAAP Men’s football tournament as the Blue Booters turned on the afterburners in the second half to defeat University of Santo Tomas, 5-1, in Sunday’s UAAP tournament at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Jarvey Gayoso carried on with his scoring streak with a looping ball past […]

UAAP Football: Ateneo, UST Victors in Women’s Opener; FEU Humbles Adamson in Men’s Action

Icko De Guzman

The UAAP Football Tournament continued yesterday, February 11, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium with Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas winning in the Women’s division while Far Eastern University got their second win in the Men’s division. The Women’s tournament began with Ateneo stunning defending champions University of the Philippines with a […]

Araneta to Bid for FIFA Council Seat

Icko De Guzman

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) recently announced the eight candidates vying for membership in the FIFA Council. The FIFA Council is the sport’s main decision-making body and is composed of 37 members headed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino. In the running for the post is Philippine Football Federation President Mariano Araneta, who is also a member of the AFC Executive […]

Global in Champions League Matchup with Brisbane

Icko De Guzman

The match of their lives. Global FC are in the second preliminary round of the AFC Champions League where they face A-League side Brisbane Roar tonight at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The Filipino side are coming off a memorable 2-0 win over Singapore’s Tampines Rovers last week to advance to the next round of the […]

Global Claim Maiden AFC Champions League Win

Icko De Guzman

Global FC had a memorable first win in the AFC Champions League when they defeated Singaporean side Tampines Rovers, 2-0, last night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. New signing Ahamd Azzawi and skipper Misagh Bahadoran found the back of the net in the second half to hand the Filipino side a maiden win in Asia’s […]

Azkals and Filipinas Out to Make Marks in Asian Football Scene

Icko De Guzman

The Philippine Men’s National Team’s chances of a spot in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup are favorable yet very tricky. The Azkals were grouped with Tajikistan, Yemen, and Nepal in Group F following the Asian Cup third round qualifying draw last night in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Before the draw, the Philippines were ranked third overall among the […]

Global Makes AFC Champions League Debut vs Tampines

Icko De Guzman

Global FC look to assert themselves alongside Asia’s elite clubs as they face Singapore’s Tampines Rovers in the AFC Champions League Preliminary Stage tonight at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The Dan Palami-backed side earned the distinction of being the first Filipino club to join Asia’s top tier competition after lifting the United Football League title last […]

PFL: What We Know So Far

Icko De Guzman

Philippine club football is set to reach greater heights this year. Global FC, by virtue of winning the UFL League and the Cup last season, are set to be the first Philippine club to participate in the AFC Champions League preliminary stage while Ceres-Negros FC gained a direct berth into the AFC Cup group stage. Aside […]

2016: A Year of Some Achievements and Some Setbacks

Icko De Guzman

For Philippine Football Federation President Mariano Araneta, 2016 was a year of “some achievements, and some setbacks.” Philippine football took a massive stride forward as the Azkals defeated DPR Korea last March 2016 in a thrilling encounter in the country’s final match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. The win gave the Philippines an outright spot in next year’s […]

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