ADELAIDE 36ers coach Joey Wright vows to give Gilas Pilipinas an even better fight in the last of their scheduled two-game friendlies Sunday night at the Meralco gym.The 36ers lost their first meeting with the Filipinos on Friday, 92-83, ...
Aug 24, 2019
LONDON - Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career ended with a first: relief not to score.Whenever the striker touched the ball after coming on in the 58th minute, however far he was from goal in a 120th appearance, fans shouted " ...
Nov 16, 2018
LISBON, Portugal - With Cristiano Ronaldo back in action, Portugal cruised to a 3-0 win over Algeria in its final warmup match before traveling to Russia for the World Cup.Ronaldo, who hadn't played since leading Real Madrid to a ...
Jun 8, 2018
JERUSALEM - The sports-crazed nation of Israel was in uproar Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) over Argentina's abrupt cancellation of a World Cup warmup match following pro-Palestinian protests, with some of the country's leaders accusing Lionel Messi and ...
Jun 7, 2018
BERLIN - Brazil defeated Germany, 1-0, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) to end the World Cup champion's 22-game unbeaten run and restore some lost pride following the humiliating mismatch between the sides in their previous meeting.Gabriel Jesus' ...
Mar 28, 2018
MADRID - With Lionel Messi rested, Argentina was crushed 6-1 by Spain on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), with Real Madrid midfielder Francisco "Isco" Alarcon scoring his first career hat trick.Messi watched from the stands at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid ...
Mar 28, 2018
THE Philippine Azkals capped their final build-up for the 2019 Asian Cup with a narrow 3-2 win over Fiji on Tuesday night at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.Phil Younghusband, Pika Minegishi and Kevin Ingreso all got on the scoreline, but ...
Mar 22, 2018
A HOPEFUL start quickly turned ugly as the Philippine Azkals absorbed an 8-1 beating from China on Wednesday night in their friendly in Guangzhou.The visitors not only absorbed a demoralizing defeat, but will also have to deal with several health ...
Jun 7, 2017
FUNCHAL, Portugal - Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose, 3-2, to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.Ronaldo found the net 18 minutes into his first match with the national team ...
Mar 29, 2017
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 ...
Mar 22, 2017
THE Philippine Azkals are set to field a full-strength side on Wednesday night against neighbor Malaysia in an international friendly at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, Javier Patino and Daisuke Sato will all be back in Azkals duty against ...
Mar 22, 2017
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, which lost most of its team in an air crash in November, will make its return later this month for a friendly match against defending league champion Palmeiras.The match will be held on Jan. ...
Jan 6, 2017
BARCELONA, Spain - Barcelona says it has extended an invitation to host a friendly match against the Brazilian soccer club involved in last week's plane crash.Chapecoense was on its way to the final of the Copa Sudamericana, one of South ...
Dec 9, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil will play Colombia in a friendly match at the end of January to help victims of the air crash that killed most of the players, staff and directors of soccer club Chapecoense last week.Spokesman Douglas Lunardi also ...
Dec 6, 2016
THIRD time's the charm indeed for the Philippines as it nipped Kyrgyzstan, 1-0, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Wednesday night in the Azkals' last friendly before the Suzuki Cup.Misagh Bahadoran came in the second half and provided the ...
Nov 9, 2016
THE Philippine men's football team seeks to make third time the charm indeed as it takes on Kyrgyzstan in a friendly on Wednesday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.Coming off two losses against North Korea and Bahrain, respectively, the Azkals ...
Nov 8, 2016
THE Philippines committed the same mistakes and suffered the same result as it bowed to North Korea, 3-1, in their international friendly on Monday night to come up empty handed in a two-match home stand at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. ...
Oct 10, 2016
THE Philippine men's football team steps up its buildup for the Suzuki Cup as it plays a pair of friendlies starting against Bahrain on Friday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Azkals are getting a boost with the return of ...
Oct 6, 2016
THE Philippine men's football team leaned on a strong start to stun Kyrgyzstan, 2-1, in an international friendly in the opponent's turf on early Wednesday morning in Bishkek.The Azkals turned to Kevin Ingreso and Misagh Bahadoran to get ...
Sep 7, 2016
THE Philippine men's football team will have one less friendly in its preparation for the Suzuki Cup as its exhibition against Turkmenistan supposedly slated next Friday at the Philippine Sports Stadium has been cancelled.The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) received an ...
Aug 26, 2016
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