ANOTHER Azkals skipper could be retiring from international play.After former captain Chieffy Caligdong retired from national duty last month, successor Rob Gier has hinted at retirement - at least in the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup - following a third straight stint in ...
Dec 13, 2014
AT two past midnight on Thursday, in the dimly-lit sports bar at the basement of their hotel in Bangkok, Rob Gier, Chris Greatwich, Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband were the remaining customers, sitting quietly at a roundtable.The four remnants of ...
Dec 12, 2014
BANGKOK - History or heartbreak?It is the moment of truth for Philippine men's football team, which aims for a breakthrough final appearance in the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup after coming just short in the two previous editions of the showpiece. ...
Dec 9, 2014
THE Philippine men's football team may have fallen short of a win, but holding Thailand scoreless is an achievement in itself in the eyes of Rob Gier.The Azkals skipper felt a goal was the only thing missing in their match ...
Dec 7, 2014
THE Philippines' journey toward regional football supremacy reaches a crucial juncture as the Azkals host Thailand in the first leg of their Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup semifinals on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.After falling short of a finals berth ...
Dec 5, 2014
THE Philippine men's football team recharges after a grueling group stage of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup in Vietnam and prepare to face Thailand in the home-and-away semifinals starting on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.After their ...
Nov 30, 2014
HANOI - A Philippine men's football team that faces little pressure aims to keep building confidence heading into the knockout stage of the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup opposite familiar foe Vietnam in the final day of the group stage on Friday. ...
Nov 27, 2014
THE Philippines continues its pursuit of football glory as it kicks off its Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup campaign against Laos on Saturday at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam.Falling short in their last two competitions - finals losses in ...
Nov 21, 2014
HIS international career may be over, but Chieffy Caligdong's place in Philippine football is already secure.That's what his Azkals teammates assured after Caligdong announced his retirement from national team duty on Wednesday night."For me, he is Mr. Filipino ...
Nov 13, 2014
THE Philippine national football team has lost in a final of a competition twice in a row now, and coach Thomas Dooley is concerned with the Azkals' failure to bring their A-game in the biggest stage of a tournament.Biridesmaids in ...
Sep 9, 2014
THE Philippine men's football team has found an added motivation as it squares off against Myanmar for the Philippine Football Federation Peace Cup crown on Saturday night at The Rizal Memorial Stadium.Coming off a rousing 5-1 win over Chinese ...
Sep 6, 2014
THE format changed, but the goal remains the same for the Philippines men's football team in the Philippine Football Federation Peace Cup that gets going on Wednesday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.The Azkals rued the sudden move to revise the ...
Sep 2, 2014
THE Philippine men's football team fell short of a sizzling start in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge Cup as it settled for a scoreless draw with Afghanistan early Wednesday at the Hithadhoo Stadium in Addu City, Maldives.The Azkals created a ...
May 21, 2014
THE Philippines' ambitious quest for Asian football glory begins on Tuesday when the Azkals kick off their Asian Football Challenge Cup campaign against Afghanistan in Addu City, Maldives.After months of preparation and waiting, the Filipino booters finally get to test the ...
May 19, 2014
THE 23 players who will represent the Philippines in its most important international football tournament yet this year have finally been chosen.The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) on Friday night announced -- earlier than expected --the Azkals' roster for the Asian Football Confederation ...
May 9, 2014
THE Philippine men's football team ushers in a new era on Saturday when it squares off against Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur for its first friendly of the year.Former US World Cup captain Thomas Dooley makes his debut as Azkals head ...
Feb 28, 2014
BANGKOK - Rob Gier has some major responsibilities as vice-captain of the Philippine men's football team.And one of them is scouting, specifically assigned to the 31-year-old defender by no less than Azkals team manager Dan Palami.Of his ...
Nov 23, 2012
THE Philippine men's football team finalizes its preparations for the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup on Thursday night when it faces Singapore in a friendly at the Cebu City Sports Complex.Gametime is set at 7 p.m. with the Azkals ...
Nov 14, 2012
COHESION will be the key as the Philippine men's football team kicked off on Monday its 10-day Middle East training camp in Bahrain as part of their buildup for the Asean Football Federation Suzuki Cup this November.With a side ...
Oct 8, 2012
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