Latest Stories

SG Lions, PH Azkals clash in Suzuki Cup semis; Ticket sale for home game starts


MANILA, Philippines—Philippines faces a familiar foe in Singapore as the home-and-away semifinals of the 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup kicks off next week.

With two straight victories over the Lions over the past three months, the Azkals are hoping to cash in on the momentum especially in front of their home crowd at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

In the friendlies set last September and November, Philippines blanked Singapore on both occasions while racking up three goals and revealing a gem of a goalkeeper in Ed Sacapaño.

The Lions, though, are playing inspired in the Suzuki Cup, having scored seven goals in the group stages alone including a masterful comeback victory, 4-3, over Laos Saturday.

The win catapulted Singapore to the top of its bracket ahead of Malaysia, which drubbed Indonesia, 2-0, also Saturday night.

The Azkals arrived in Manila from a more than weeklong stay in Bangkok and are set to start their preparations for the semis this week.

Tickets for the home match on December 8 went on sale via TicketWorld Sunday and are close to being sold out, according to the website of the ticketing agency.

The prices are as follows: P3,000 (center lower grand stand), P2,000 (side lower grand stand and center upper grand stand), P1,000 (side upper grand stand), P500 (bleacher) and P300 (blue and green bleachers).

According to Philippine Football’s Edwin Gastanes, all tickets bought via Ticketworld have to be exchanged for “official game tickets” at the match venue on the day itself or at the PFF office on December 7.

The “official” tickets printed by Thai Ticket Master are the actual game tickets with security bar codes that allow entry to the stadium, while the ones from Ticketworld basically serve as seat reservations.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Football , Sports , Suzuki Cup

  • peteryang47

    It is good for players confidence that they had beaten Singapore before, but there is a grave danger when you allowed yourself to be over confidence  over the past victories as past victories must never taken into count even if you had beaten them in the earlier round during the competition, This is Semi Final matches  that is what it is all about,. Your team  had reached the toughest stage now in  the Semi finals for the second time , where your team is just one step away from the final in a  matter life and death match  before you can play the  winner takes it all final. It is being confirmed by professional players that  the feeling  of having to lose in Semi final is worst than to lose in a final. 
    Singapore is an unpredictable team and  they can still prove to be a handful. But this time around the Philippines team are more stronger and well prepared than ever. But in football anything can happen, you need to be on your toes and approach the Semis well prepared  so that you wont be thrown off guard.. Keep on playing the beautiful game, Thank you.

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. Tale of fighting unwashed foe provides comic relief for Pacquiao’s Palace call
  3. Tough cast of possible Manny Pacquiao foes
  4. Talk ‘N Text knocks off listless Ginebra, enters semis
  5. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  6. Tale of the Tape: Julaton’s MMA debut on May 2 vs. Saber
  7. Shakey’s V-League: Lady Agilas nip Lady Altas
  8. Express forge knockout tiff Use hot start to whip Beermen
  9. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  10. Texters book semifinal slot
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  3. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  4. What Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could do
  5. Tough cast of possible Manny Pacquiao foes
  6. Manny Pacquiao in PBA? If so, he’ll wear No. 17
  7. Tale of fighting unwashed foe provides comic relief for Pacquiao’s Palace call
  8. Pacquiao shorts in Bradley fight sold for P1.7M in LA auction
  9. Ageless Hopkins pitches 50-50 Mayweather deal
  10. Federer would skip tennis to be with wife, newborn
  1. Mayweather diehard Bieber eats pride, poses with Pacquiao for photo op
  2. ‘Mommy D’ steals show as son fights
  3. Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  4. Pacquiao wins unanimous decision vs Bradley to reclaim WBO title
  5. Pacquiao: I’m ready for Mayweather bout
  6. Mayweather surprise visitor to Bradley camp
  7. Bradley won’t last distance– Peñalosa
  8. Manny Pacquiao: I’ll have everything back
  9. Pacquiao top Mayweather contender
  10. Mommy Dionisia explains ‘vodoo’ act vs Bradley


  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  • Palace prepared to charge its allies
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted
  • Marketplace