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Young Azkals team wants to prove worth in Bangladesh

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:31 AM

The Philippine Azkals aim for a good result in preparation for the upcoming Suzuki Cup and Asian Cup

MOTIVATED. The new members of the Philippine Azkals want to prove themselves in the international front. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation.

Postgame thoughts: Azkals 3, Fiji 2; More questions than answers

Mar 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM

The tuneup to Tuesday's (March 27) big qualifier was a mixed bag for Azkals fans

MAN OF THE MATCH. Misagh Bahadoran gets past Fiji defender Dave Radrigai to bring up the ball for the Azkals' offense. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation.

Azkals face biggest game in recent history against Tajikistan

Jun 12, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Tuesday s AFC Asian Cup qualifier is crucial for an embattled Pinoy side Thankfully Javier Patiño returns to the lineup

NATIONAL DUTY. Javier Patiño did not play against China but will be back in action against Tajikistan. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

China PR hammers Azkals 8-1 in international friendly

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The Azkals head to their next AFC Asian Cup qualifying match licking their wounds from a sound thrashing

LONE GOAL. Misagh Bahadoran, seen during the 2014 Suzuki Cup, scored the Azkals' only goal but left the match with an injury. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

AFC Cup: Pinoy clubs produce flurry of goals in two big wins

Apr 20, 2017 - 2:56 AM

Global and Ceres combine for 10 scores to keep knockout stage dreams alive

GLOBAL DOMINATION, Shu Sasaki of Global FC celebrates after scoring one of his team's 4 goals against Magwe. Screenshot from YouTube

Global FC makes a perfect start to AFC Cup against Magwe

Feb 22, 2017 - 2:03 PM

Coach Toshiaki Imai s team collects a well deserved 3 points in its first AFC Cup match of the year

STRONG START. Misagh Bahadoran scored the game's only goal but had an otherwise quiet night in Global FC's win. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Global 2, Tampines Rovers 0: The Filipinos march on

Jan 25, 2017 - 12:50 PM

The UFL champs are a step closer to the AFC Champions League Here are the talking points

2-0. Global celebrates the second goal. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Global defeats Tampines Rovers 2-0 in AFC Champions League qualifier

Jan 24, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Ahamd Azzawi and Misagh Bahadoran score as the Filipino side move just two wins away from qualifying for the elite AFC Champions League

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Amani Aguinaldo and Global FC have a date with Australian side Brisbane Roar in their next qualifier after defeating Singaporean side Tampines Rovers. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

The 2016 Rappler Pinoy Football Awards

Dec 28, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Rappler honors the best in Philippine football for 2016 including the best player best coach and the 20 best goals

Opportunistic Azkals stun Kyrgyzstan 2-1

Sep 07, 2016 - 12:33 PM

Goals by Misagh Bahadoran and Kevin Ingreso give the Philippines a handsome road win in Bishkek

UFL Cup Final postgame thoughts: Global FC are back

Apr 17, 2016 - 1:39 PM

A vintage performance from Misagh Bahadoran and some officiating luck help Global recapture the UFL Cup against Ceres

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Misagh Bahadoran (L) was an integral part of Global FC's success in their UFL Cup clinching victory. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals vs North Korea postgame: The sweetest of victories

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:45 AM

The Azkals Asian Cup qualifying campaign ends in fairy tale fashion with a come from behind 3 2 win Here s how they did it

PUSO. The Philippines' come-from-behind victory over North Korea earns a spot in the pantheon of remarkable Filipino football upset victories. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Azkals drop heartbreaker to Yemen

Nov 12, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Mohammed Abdulhakim Al Sarori scores the 0 1 goal in the 82 minute as Yemen gets revenge on the Philippines

Patrick Reichelt of the Philippines moves the ball against Yemen. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Misagh Bahadoran: An unlikely Azkals standout

Aug 04, 2015 - 5:27 PM

Misagh Bahadoran returned to the Philippines to become a dentist He never imagined he d become an important part of their national football team

BLAZE OF GLORY. Misagh Bahadoran had long dreamed of scoring goals for the Philippine National Football team. That dream came true on one of the biggest stages possible. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dooley leading Philippines to a bright football future

Jun 19, 2015 - 2:27 PM

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley has turned around the fortunes of Philippine football just as he had for the United States years earlier

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley congratulates Misagh Bahadoran after he scored against Bahrain on June 11. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals vs Yemen postgame thoughts: Misagh's moment

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:21 PM

The Philippines stay perfect in FIFA World Cup Qualifying with a handsome 2 0 win against Yemen in Doha Here are musings on another watershed game for Philippine football

The Azkals are basking in the glory of two consecutive victories in the FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying matches. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals pound Yemen 2-0 to win second straight WC qualifier

Jun 17, 2015 - 2:14 AM

Misagh Bahadoran and Iain Ramsay score for the Philippines as the road to Russia gets just a little bit clearer

Misagh Bahadoran struck again against Yemen. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals-Bahrain post-game thoughts: an evening with the Ultras

Jun 12, 2015 - 3:15 PM

Football columnist Bob Guerrero enjoyed the Azkals historic win over Bahrain from the best seat in the house among thousands of joyous Philippine fans

CHEERING SQUAD. Ultras Filipinas is a supporter's crew patterned after the ultra-hard core fans of other nations and clubs. They made their presence felt at Philippine Sports Stadium. Photo by Bob Guerrero

PH football pioneers rejoice in Azkals win

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:28 PM

Members of the Philippine football teams that played in the 1958 Asian Games and 1991 SEA Games speak about the Azkals historic win over Bahrain

Misagh Bahadoran (second from left) and Javier Patiño (second from right) scored goals in the Philippines' win. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals stun Bahrain 2-1 in World Cup qualifier upset

Jun 11, 2015 - 10:29 PM

Javier Patiño and Misagh Bahadoran score as the Philippines holds on to defeat the higher ranked Bahrain in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match

TOP DOGS. The Philippine Azkals scored back-to-back goals, which proved enough to hold off Bahrain. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

On Global FC's AFC Cup win and the World Cup Draw

Apr 16, 2015 - 3:51 AM

Global became the first Philippine team to win a match in the AFC Cup when they routed an error prone Myanmar team Yadanarbon 4 1

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Mark Hartmann (R) of Global FC not only scored two goals but also threatened with a bunch of attempts. Photo by Josh Albelda

Global FC bounces back with draw against Pahang FA

Mar 11, 2015 - 11:27 PM

Global s Mark Hartmann had two near goals but both missed

Global's Mark Hartmann (23) tussles for the ball against South China's Chak Ting Fung (5). File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Global FC to face Pahang FA for second game in AFC Cup

Mar 10, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Global FC will look to bounce back from their 6 1 loss against South China AA

Global's Mark Hartmann (23) tussles for the ball against South China's Chak Ting Fung (5). Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Global, Loyola set for PFF-Smart finals showdown

Jan 30, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Global FC and Loyola Meralco Sparks FC overcame their foes in the semi final round to arrange a showdown on Saturday for the PFF National title

Mark Hartmann of Global FC attacks against Ceres. Photo from PFF

Global FC blazes through Erco to advance to semis

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:57 PM

UFL champs Global FC demolished provincial side Eroc Bro FC to earn a semi finals berth for the Philippine Football Federation Smart National Club Championship

ON TO THE NEXT. Global FC had an easy time advancing to the PFF National semis. Photo from Global FC's Facebook

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Laos (Suzuki Cup)

Nov 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Rappler s live blog of the Azkals opening match in the AFF Suzuki Cup vs Laos

Defense key in Azkals' Suzuki Cup campaign

Nov 21, 2014 - 1:16 PM

Azkals team manager Dan Palami says focusing on defense while continuing to be aggressive on offense is key to the team s AFF Suzuki Cup campaign

Azkals Phil Younghusband (L) vies for the ball against Global FC's Valentine Kama (C). File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Azkals shrug off Cambodia as Phil Younghusband reaches milestone

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:55 PM

The Azkals play well on their home soil as Phil Younghusband scores the 40th goal of his international playing career

MILESTONE. Phil Younghusband scores the 40th goal of his international football career. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals rise 5 spots in FIFA ranking ahead of friendlies

Oct 26, 2014 - 5:53 PM

The Philippine National Football team s FIFA World ranking improves from 134 to 129

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Azkals dominate Chinese Taipei to book Peace Cup final showdown

Sep 03, 2014 - 11:21 PM

The Azkals delivered on a night when Filipino sports fans needed a positive result to boost their moods defeating Chinese Taipei to advance to the Peace Cup final

Mark Hartmann of the Philippines celebrates after scoring a goal against Chinese Taipei. Photo by Josh Albelda

Here come the Muzangs

Aug 31, 2014 - 4:40 PM

The Philippine national Futsal team known as the Muzangs are looking to make their own mark on the world scene

Photo taken during the last training session of the team before they head to Indonesia for the MNC Futsal Cup. Photo from Philippine Muzang Twitter page

Dooley reveals Peace Cup Azkals roster

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The Younghusband and Greatwich brothers all made the cut as the Philippines prepares to defend its Peace Cup title

RELEASED. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley addresses the media as he issues the final roster for the Peace Cup. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

IN PHOTOS: Azkals open training camp for Peace Cup

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The Philippine National Football Team begins their preparations to defend their Peace Cup title next month

ON THE JOB. Roxy Dorlas and Charley Pettys work the ball around as head coach Thomas Dooley looks on. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Azerbaijan friendly

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:34 PM

The Azkals will be trying to measure where they are in the world stage against UEFA nation Azerbaijjan

ACID TEST. Much will be revealed about the Azkals squad when they face Azerbaijan on Wednesday in Dubai. Photo from Azkals website

Azkals face Azerbaijan, first European squad in 17 years, on Wednesday

Mar 04, 2014 - 10:20 PM

The Azkals will face an acid test on Wednesday when they play Azerbaijan in their first challenge of a European squad since 1997

ACID TEST. Much will be revealed about the Azkals squad when they face Azerbaijan on Wednesday in Dubai. Photo from Azkals website

Azkals hold Malaysia to a scoreless draw

Mar 02, 2014 - 12:46 AM

Newly appointed Philippine National Men s Football Team coach Thomas Dooley s baptism of fire ended in a draw as the Azkals hold Malaysia scoreless in a FIFA International friendly

BAPTISM BY FIRE. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley was held to a draw in his first outing with the team. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Malaysia

Mar 01, 2014 - 5:53 PM

Newly installed coach Thomas Dooley makes his debut in this Azkals friednly in preparation for the AFC Challenge Cup

DEBUT. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Woo scores brace as Socceroo holds Pachanga to a draw

Feb 27, 2014 - 11:30 PM

Team Socceroo FC avoided a third straight loss as they hold Pachanga Diliman PLDT Home Fibr FC to a 2 2 deadlock

BRACE FOR IMPACT. Korea's Jeong Woo Lee of Team Socceroo scored two goals to salvage a draw with Pachanga-Diliman. Photo by Mark Cristino

PFF names Azkals lineup for Malaysia, Azerbaijan friendlies

Feb 26, 2014 - 6:30 AM

The Philippine Football Federation has bared the list of players who made it onto the squads which will go up against Malaysia and Azerbaijan

LINEUP ANNOUNCED. Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley watching UFL games from earlier this month. Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL: Global, Army notch wins against Stallion, Pasargad

Feb 21, 2014 - 12:52 PM

Global FC rolled to a 5 0 thumping of defending champions Stallion FC while Army – GTI FC drubbed Pasargad 2 nil

GLOBAL STATUS. Global FC's Misagh Bahadoran celebrates after scoring one of his two goals Thursday night. Photo by Mark Cristino

Azkals name 34-man training pool ahead of Challenge Cup

Feb 14, 2014 - 5:31 PM

Newly appointed Philippine National Men s Football Team coach Thomas Dooley has released an invitation to players for his first training session with the squad

NAMES NAMED. New Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley has named the 34-player pool who will take part in the AFC Challenge Cup in May. Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL offers backing to help Azkals prepare for Challenge Cup

Feb 13, 2014 - 8:18 PM

The United Football League has assured its full support to give the Azkals the best possible chance in the upcoming Challenge Cup

TEAMWORK. The UFL has agreed to work with the Philippine National Team to release players for training sessions for the AFC Challenge Cup. Photo from the official Azkals website

Azkals Bahadoran, Angeles talk new coach, trauma therapy

Feb 08, 2014 - 11:26 PM

As Global FC took in a new experimental exercise two of their National Team players expressed optimism about their new coach

BAHALA NA. Global FC/Philippine National team midfielders Marwin Angeles (left) and Misagh Bahadoran (right) are optimistic about the new Azkals coach. Photo by Ryan Songalia

UFL: Global, Kaya roll to wins over Pachanga, PSG

Feb 06, 2014 - 11:05 PM

Even this early in the season the league’s contenders are slowly separating themselves from the pretenders as Global FC thumped Pachanga – Diliman 4 1 while Kaya FC also notched a 3 1 victory over Pasargad FC

GLOBAL DOMINATION. Global's Mark Hartmann (23) dribbles the ball past Pachanga's Nathan Octavio (11). Photo by Mark Cristino

UFL Preview: Global FC eyes return to the top

Jan 11, 2014 - 2:55 AM

Can Global FC stamp themselves as the best football team in the country? One football reporter analyzes their chances

A RETURN TO GLORY? Global FC remains as good a team as any as they prepare for to kick off the new UFL season

Global opens President's Cup with a bang

May 09, 2013 - 10:32 AM

The Philippines Global FC routed Bhutan s Yeedzin in its AFC President s Cup debut

PFF releases initial Azkals squad for Suzuki Cup

Oct 25, 2012 - 6:17 PM

Thirty five players have been called up by the Philippine Football Federation for the initial squad of the Philippines for the upcoming 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup a list that includes the Younghusband brothers and goalkeeper Neil Etheridge

VIDEO: Azkals arrive from Nepal

Mar 20, 2012 - 10:09 PM

The Azkals met the press upon their arrival from the AFC Challenge Cup

Post-victory: Azkals grateful, Younghusband is top-scorer

Mar 20, 2012 - 2:29 PM

The Azkals turn to social media to express their gratitude while Phil Younghusband wins Golden Shoe Award for his 6 goals

Photo courtesy of Neil Etheridge's Twitter account.

Azkals bring home bronze, pride for PH

Mar 19, 2012 - 6:37 PM

After a tremendous run at the AFC Challenge Cup the Azkals finish 3rd in the prestigious tournament

PINOY PRIDE. Azkals wave the Philippine flag after their game against LA Galaxy. December 3, 2011. Rupert Ambil.