SEA Games 2019 football - updates

Rappler's latest stories on SEA Games 2019 football


‘Unlucky’ Azkals deserve better SEA Games finish, says coach

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:11 PM

'Sometimes you deserve to go up, but you’re unlucky, but I am confident that we’ll be much better,' says Azkals coach Goran Milojevic

GALLANT EFFORT. Amani Aguinaldo (left) emerges a one of the Azkals’ top performers in the SEA Games. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

Azkals drub Timor-Leste, but Cambodia dashes PH’s semis hope

Dec 04, 2019 - 8:36 PM

The Philippine men’s under-22 football team closes out the elimination round with a dominant win over Timor-Lester but still falls short of its semifinal bid

END OF THE ROAD. Stephan Schrock (right) and the Philippine Azkals wrap up their SEA Games campaign. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA

Azkals look to end group stages on triumphant note

Dec 04, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Their medal hopes hang by a string but the Philippine Azkals vow to stay in contention in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

TALL ORDER. Stephan Schrock and the Azkals seek a dominant win over Timor-Leste to keep their semifinals hopes alive. Photo by Mark R. Cristino/EPA-EFE

PH women’s football crashes semis; Azkals bite back

Nov 29, 2019 - 11:47 PM

The Philippine women’s football team marches to the semifinals and the men’s side stays in the medal hunt as both squads drub Malaysia

GAME HERO. Sarina Bolden delivers a sensational show for the Philippine women’s football team. Photo from @PilipinasWNFT

Azkals brace for must-win games

Nov 29, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Vying to crash the semifinals, the Philippine men's football team goes for a sweep of its last two assignments in the SEA Games group stage

Skipper Stephan Schrock (right) and the Philippine Azkals tackle Malaysia next. Photo by EPA-EFE/Mark R. Cristino

Azkals fall short vs Myanmar in second SEA Games 2019 outing

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:55 PM

A victory remains elusive as the Philippine men's under-22 football team bows to Myanmar

GALLANT EFFORT. The Philippine Azkals face another tough foe in Malaysia on Friday. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

RESULTS: SEA Games 2019 Football

Nov 27, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Southeast Asian football teams go all out as action in the region's most popular sport unfolds from November 25 to December 10

Media center, stadium still unfinished as SEA Games 2019 football begins

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:54 AM

Foreign media work inside an unfinished squash venue converted into a press center inside the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex

UNFINISHED. Steel beams and hollow blocks are visible during the press briefings at Day 1 of football competitions of the SEA Games 2019. B

Azkals draw Cambodia in 2019 SEA Games opener

Nov 25, 2019 - 10:17 PM

Dennis Chung saves the Under-22 Philippine Azkals with a late equalizer against Cambodia

LEADER. Stephan Schrock captains the young Azkals team in the 2019 SEA Games. File photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

PH football team suffers same SEA Games accommodation woes

Nov 24, 2019 - 9:07 PM

'Sad that we're the host team and this is how we're being treated. I can't imagine how other countries must feel,' says Philippine football player Hali Long

WAITING GAME. The Philippine women's football team spends hours waiting for the rooms to be prepared. Photo from Hali Long's Facebook account

Football teams 'move on' from SEA Games arrival debacle

Nov 24, 2019 - 5:36 PM

'It wasn't ideal. We had to wait maybe like 8 or 9 hours to get our hotel. But things happen,' says Cambodia football Felix Dalmas

ROUGH START. Participating football teams encounter problems even before the start of the SEA Games. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Football teams grumble: SEA Games hosting chaotic

Nov 24, 2019 - 10:51 AM

After SEA Games organizers made them wait for hours at the airport, several Southeast Asian football teams discover that rooms and practice venues aren’t ready