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Phil Younghusband, Margaret Hall welcome first child

Jun 16, 2020 - 4:53 PM

The couple’s son is born on June 12

NEW DAD. Phil Younghusband holds his newborn baby, who is named after him. Screenshot from

Phil Younghusband hints on new role in PH football

Apr 18, 2020 - 9:47 PM

While his football career didn't end on a high note, Phil Younghusband still wants to continue his legacy with a new role

NEW ROLE. Phil Younghusband still feels a connection to Philippine football despite retiring from the sport in November 2019. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Phil Younghusband, wife Margaret Hall expecting first child

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:19 PM

The couple are expecting their baby in the Summer of 2020

Phil Younghusband retires from football

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The country's leading goalscorer ends his football career with 52 international goals

RETIREMENT. Phil Younghusband represents in the Philippines in his last AFF Suzuki Cup tournament in 2018. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

LOOK: Phil Younghusband weds Margaret Hall

Jul 21, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Congratulations to the happy couple!

MARRIED. The lovebirds make it official in Canterbury. Photo from Phil Younghusband's Instagram account

IN PHOTOS: Phil Younghusband and Margaret Hall's prenup shoot

May 21, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The couple is set to have a summer wedding in London

Phil Younghusband hopes to play bigger role in Asian Cup

Jan 09, 2019 - 2:06 PM

'It’s disappointing to have not had played a bigger role but there’s still games to go so hopefully I’ll get more game time then,' says Phil Younghusband

BENCHED. Team captain Phil Younghusband only comes off the bench in the 89th minute of the game against South Korea. Photo by Pam Puri

Goal-getters: Filipino football players who made a mark in 2018

Dec 29, 2018 - 9:19 AM

A recap of the people and moments that made 2018 another great year for Philippine football

Davao Aguilas FC finds solution for grueling home-and-away PFL games

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The pro football club hopes to ease travel issues with Cebu Pacific partnership

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP. Cebu Pacific Air vice president of marketing and distribution Candice Iyog (left) shakes hands with Davao Aguilas FC general manager Michael Shaw. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Younghusbands encourage positivity for Azkals' Asian Cup run, PH football growth

Apr 11, 2018 - 2:39 PM

The Younghusbands are confident of the Azkals’ chances in this year’s Suzuki Cup in preparation for the Asian Cup

OPTIMISTIC. After years in the Philippines, Phil and James Younghusband want to achieve more with the Azkals and for Philippine football. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Rappler Talk Sports: Younghusband brothers on Azkals' Asian Cup berth

Apr 06, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Brothers Phil and James Younghusband drop by the Rappler office to share their thoughts on this culminating experience as veterans of the Philippine Azkals

#ThewRap: Videos to watch this week, March 26 - April 1, 2018

Apr 01, 2018 - 12:26 PM

From rolling away "stones of sin" to threats against media to an exclusive video on violent rituals in the police academy

Locked and loaded: Azkals in top shape for last 2019 Asian Cup qualifier vs Tajikistan

Mar 26, 2018 - 4:15 PM

'I think we have every right to feel confident going to this game,' says Phil Younghusband

GEARED UP. The Azkals are in their best form to take on Tajikistan for the Asian Cup berth. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Phil Younghusband announces engagement to girlfriend Margaret Hall

Dec 29, 2017 - 11:31 AM

The Azkals striker announces he is engaged to Margaret Hall on Instagram

ENGAGED. Phil Younghusband and Margaret Hall have moved one step closer to marriage after announcing their engagement. Photo from Younghusband's Instagram

Younghusbands lead Azkals' scoring as Yemen match ends in draw

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:56 PM

The Philippines still remains on top of Group F in the Asian Cup UAE 2019 qualifiers despite the draw

DRAW. The Younghusband brothers score the two goals for the Philippines to remain on top of Group F. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

AFC Asian Cup: Azkals take on Yemen minus key players

Aug 28, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Get to know who will represent the Philippines in the AFC Cup set Sept 5 in Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City

Younghusband brothers to transfer to Davao Aguilas

Jul 29, 2017 - 1:24 PM

UPDATED Phil and James Younghusband are set to leave Loyola after 6 years with the club

NEW TEAM. Phil Younghusband and James Younghusband are set to transfer to Davao Aguilas F.C. File photo by Mark Cristino

Azkals get it done against Nepal, but questions remain

Mar 29, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The Philippines gets its AFC Asian Cup qualifying campaign off to a winning start with a 4 1 victory but many questions remain

GETTING THE JOB DONE. Three Azkals - Phil Younghusband, Iain Ramsay and Javier Patino - made it to the score sheet in a much-needed boost to the Philippines' AFC Asian Cup qualifying hopes. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals thrash Nepal 4-1 to begin AFC qualifiers

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:22 PM

Phil Younghusband knocks in two goals while Iain Ramsay and Javier Patino also join in the scoring festivities

NOTHING BUT NET. Phil Younghusband had already scored twice within the first 22 minutes of the game as the Azkals sink Nepal handily. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals-Thailand: dissecting a gloomy night in Bulacan

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Here are some reasons why the Philippines crashed out of the Suzuki Cup on home soil in the 1 0 loss to Thailand

NEXT PHASE. Thailand defeated the Azkals despite playing its entire bench, sealing the Philippines' disappointing exit from the Suzuki Cup. Screenshot from YouTube

Thailand tops Azkals, eliminates PH in Suzuki Cup group stage

Nov 25, 2016 - 9:59 PM

Azkals are eliminated in the group stage for the first time since 2007

OUSTED. The Azkals finished the group stage with a loss to Thailand, ending their chances of advancing to the semifinals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals draw Indonesia 2-2: thoughts on a thrilling shared point

Nov 23, 2016 - 11:55 AM

The Philippines hopes of an AFF Suzuki semifinal appearance take a hit with another draw But there is still hope

THRILLING DRAW. Misagh Bahadoran (pictured in blue) and Phil Younghusband find the back of the net for the Philippines as the Azkals earned a second straight draw. Photo by Stringer/AFP

North Korea tops Azkals in friendly match

Oct 10, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Iain Ramsay scores the Philippines only goal as the Azkals lose at home for the second time in 4 days

HOME STAND. Stephan Schrock (C) of the Azkals plays for possession against North Korea's Ri Yong Chol (L) and Pak Myong Song (R). Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals welcome back Schröck for Bahrain, DPR Korea friendlies

Oct 06, 2016 - 3:33 PM

The national team will have a familiar face return as preparations for the Suzuki Cup continue

Azkals, sans Schröck, Reichelt, and Rota, take on Kyrgyzstan

Aug 31, 2016 - 6:35 PM

The men s national football team guns for ranking points in an away friendly versus the world s 105th ranked team

GETTING READY. Phil Younghusband would like to add to his total of 42 international goals on Tuesday. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Football frenzy begins: Previewing the 2016 UFL Cup

Feb 04, 2016 - 3:37 PM

Which team will stand tallest in the United Football League Cup? Rappler previews the upcoming competition with team by team analysis

Phil Younghusband of Loyola and Adrian Gallardo of Ceres battle for possession. The two teams play each other on Sunday night. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Actress Bangs Garcia is engaged

Jan 02, 2016 - 9:56 PM

Bangs boyfriend Lloyd Birchmore pops the question in Boracay

Reality Check: Azkals-Bahrain postgame thoughts

Oct 14, 2015 - 9:26 AM

The Philippines hopes of qualification were dealt a serious blow against Bahrain Here s a breakdown of what went wrong and what their qualification hopes look like now

TOUGH NIGHT. The Azkals' 2-0 loss means that Bahrain has pulled to within a point of their third place spot. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals drop World Cup qualifier rematch with Bahrain

Oct 14, 2015 - 1:33 AM

Bahrain scores goals at 52 and 60 to close the gap on third place in Group H of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers

SET BACK. After winning their first two matches, the Philippines has been winless in their last 3. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals face uphill task in brutal World Cup qualifying road trip

Oct 05, 2015 - 4:01 PM

The Philippines has no shortage of issues leading up to the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against North Korea and Bahrain

ON THE GRIND. Ten Azkals were on hand at practice on Friday as the Philippines prepares to meet DPR Korea and Bahrain. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Nightmare in Bocaue: Uzbekistan drubs Azkals

Sep 08, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Stephan Schrock s goal was the lone bright spot in an otherwise heartbreaking night for the Philippine national football team

Anzur Ismailov of Uzbekistan and Misagh Bahadoran of the Philippines battle for control. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Maldives preview: Azkals face important tuneup before Uzbekistan

Sep 02, 2015 - 12:57 AM

The Philippines faces Maldives in a friendly on Thursday which will serve as an appetizer for the World Cup qualifier next week versus Uzbekistan

FRIENDLY FIRE. Manny Ott, flanked by Neil Etheridge (L) and Kevin Ingresso (R), may have benefited from his involuntary rest day during the UFL Cup Final. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

A postcard from Philippine football's future

Jul 23, 2015 - 4:48 AM

How might the Beautiful Game in the Philippines change a half century from today? Here is a light hearted look into the crystal ball

Will football arenas in the Philippines have retractable tops and "real" artificial turf in the future? Only time will tell. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Dooley continues to surprise, evolve, and succeed with the Azkals

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The Azkals coach has been able to use new players and a new system to bring his team a step closer to the World Cup His players share how he did it

TOP DOG. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley has had his travails, but the Philippine national football team's recent success at FIFA World Cup qualifiers has made a believer out of many detractors. Photo by Bob Guerrero/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-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

Azkals notebook: one week to go before Bahrain

Jun 04, 2015 - 8:06 PM

Notes on the Azkals preparation for FIFA World Cup qualifiers new members of the football squad and Nonong Araneta s thoughts on the FIFA scandal

British life insurer Pru Life UK, the official insurance provider of the Philippine national men's football team, held a send-off for the team on Wednesday, June 3. Photo by Josh Albelda

IN PHOTOS: Azkals train for FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Jun 03, 2015 - 4:03 PM

Stephan Schrock Phil Younghusband Neil Etheridge and the rest of the Azkals sweat it out in pink practice jerseys as they prepare for their World Cup qualifying matches against Bahrain and Yemen

Photo by Bob Guerrero

UFL Cup adds a different flavor to Pinoy club football

May 21, 2015 - 1:34 AM

Leagues require teams to be consistent Cups ask for teams to be perfect or perfectly lucky

Global's Marco Casambre (in blue) battles for possession against two Nomads players in UFL Cup action over the weekend. Photo by Bob Guerrero

How to fill the PSS for the Azkals' World Cup qualifier

May 15, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Putting an Azkals game at the 25 000 seat Philippine Sports Stadium might sound ambitious but with a few marketing strategies the Philippines could have a solid 12th man vs Bahrain

The PSS has a capacity of 25,000, but with the right marketing the Azkals could fill up a substantial portion of those seats. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Philippines ranked 17th in Asia before FIFA World Cup elims draw

Apr 09, 2015 - 8:05 PM

The Philippines is ranked 17th in Asia 5 days before the formal draw for the 2018 World Cup Asian eliminations

The Azkals have three months to prepare for the FIFA World Cup eliminations. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Azkals fall to hosts in Bahrain friendly

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:25 AM

Bahrain scores at the 29th minute and quickly follows it up by making a free kick

Phil Younghusband and the rest of the Azkals fall, 2-1, against Bahrain. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Pia Wurtzbach once dated Phil Younghusband

Mar 23, 2015 - 10:52 AM

Also what did P Noy apparently say to Kris about Pia?

Azkals roster revealed ahead of Bahrain training camp

Mar 17, 2015 - 4:37 AM

Rob Gier Phil Younghusband and Martin Steuble headline the list of players called for the FIFA World Cup qualifier as well as the return of Neil Etheridge

James Younghusband and his brother Phil are two of the players being called up for training camp in Bahrain. File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

SMS-based program launched for Azkals fans

Mar 16, 2015 - 7:48 PM

The Philippine national football team is set to get closer to their fans through an initiative by a mobile content firm

The Azkals players and management announce the service. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Is there a centerback crisis with the Azkals?

Mar 16, 2015 - 6:05 PM

As FIFA World Cup qualifiers near the Philippines lack of quality young central defenders remains a gaping hole in the Azkals lineup

Amani Aguinaldo, 19, of Global FC is one of the few - the too few - Filipino centerbacks currently plying the trade. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Loyola Meralco Sparks bag PFF-Smart national title

Feb 01, 2015 - 1:36 AM

Loyola Meralco Sparks FC capped off an impressive run by snatching the 2014 2015 Philippine Football Federation Smart National Club Championship trophy away from Global FC by the score of 2 0

The Loyola Meralco Sparks celebrate their PFF championship win. Photo from Loyola's Facebook <span class="attribution"></span>