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AFC Annual Awards 2014 set in Manila


IN ANOTHER clear recognition of Philippine football’s growing status in the continent, the Asian Football Confederation has decided to stage its Annual Awards Gala in November next year for the first time in Manila.

Posted: November 17th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Malaysia bids to host 2019 Asian Cup

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Malaysia is bidding to host the 2019 Asian Cup, looking to edge out 10 other countries interested in holding the region’s premier football tournament, an official said Wednesday.

Posted: April 10th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Azkals test their strength for CC Cup


The Philippines gauges the progress of its buildup for the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers when it takes on Burma (Myanmar) in a friendly in Yangon Wednesday night.

Posted: February 5th, 2013 in Football,Headlines,Other Sports | Read More »

AFC OKs date change


The Asian Football Confederation has agreed to the Philippine Football Federation’s proposed date for the AFC Challenge Cup Group E Qualifiers, which will now be slated March 22 to 26 at Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Posted: January 15th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Football,Headlines,Other Sports | Read More »

PH nails hosting of ‘Challenge’ qualifier


Beaten by the Maldives in the hosting of the AFC Challenge Cup final tournament in 2014, the Philippines will be given the next best thing with the hosting of one of the group qualifying tournaments next year.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Football,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

PH women booters fall short but draw praises from Taipei coach


The Philippines lost to Chinese Taipei 0-1 Sunday night in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-19 women’s qualifiers at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.

Posted: October 22nd, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Bin Hammam audit implicates ex-PFF chief


AN AUDITING firm looking into the expenses of ex-Asian Football Confederation chief Mohammad Bin Hammam has named a Filipino football official as one of those who received huge payoffs from the controversial Qatari.

Posted: July 22nd, 2012 in Football,Headlines,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Road to Brazil World Cup exhausting Asian teams

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Players from European clubs have long complained about midweek trips to the extremes of the continent for a Champions League game and then a return home for weekend action but such air miles and hours pale into insignificance compared with those being clocked up by the national teams of Asia.

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Sri Lanka confident of beating Azkals


The president of the Sri Lanka Football Federation has expressed confidence that Sri Lanka will beat the Philippines in their home-and-away matches in the Asian Football Confederation Challenge.

Posted: June 8th, 2011 in Football,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Hong Kong booters pull out of Asian U-18 Manila tilt

MANILA, Philippines—In an apparent backlash of the hostage-taking fiasco that led to the death of its eight citizens, Hong Kong on Friday pulled out of the first qualifying tournament of the Asian Football Confederation Under-19 Women’s Championship scheduled Sept. 20 to 24 at the University of Makati ballfield.   According to Philippine Football Federation administrative [...]

Posted: September 3rd, 2010 in Football | Read More »



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