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PH nails hosting of ‘Challenge’ qualifier

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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 »

PFF Suzuki Cup U-23 kicks off March 18

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Setting its sights on uncovering new talents for the national team, the Philippine Football Federation is holding the PFF Suzuki Cup National Men’s Under-23 Championship for the second straight year.

Posted: March 8th, 2012 in Football,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Philippine football gets royal aid

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What’s a prince—however nondescript in a white sports shirt and khaki pants—doing in front of eager-eyed football youngsters?

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Football,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PFF to sign P300-M pact with ABS-CBN

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The Philippine Football Federation is poised to sign a four-year extension worth at least P300 million with television giant ABS-CBN for the airing of matches of the men’s national team as well as its football activities starting this year.

Posted: January 14th, 2012 in Football,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Fifa Goal Project 3 moved to Rizal Memorial Stadium

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British soccer player David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy, conducts football clinic for Filipino children at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium Friday Dec. 2, 2011 in Manila, Philippines. Beckham is here for a friendly game against the Philippines' Azkals team, the second leg of his team's 3-country-tour that included Indonesia and Australia. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

It’s no longer the PhilSports pitch, but the Rizal Memorial Stadium that will be the site for the Fifa Goal Project 3, paving the way for the construction of an artificial pitch and the expansion of the historic venue.

Posted: January 4th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

PFF also joining Asian under-22 tournament next year

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The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) will join one more international tournament next year, adding the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Championship Under-22 qualifiers to an already packed schedule for 2012.

Posted: December 26th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Azkals battle Malaysia in tough friendly

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The Philippine Azkals face another stern test early next year when they battle reigning Suzuki Cup champion Malaysia in a Fifa-sanctioned friendly at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

Posted: December 19th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

LA Galaxy vs Azkals: PFF to pay P1-M for stadium use

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Having spent a significant amount renovating and maintaining the Rizal Memorial Stadium and its field, the Philippine Football Federation has also agreed to pay P1 million for the use of the historic facility for one of the biggest football events taking place in the country in years.

Posted: November 30th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Araneta gets fresh 4-year mandate as PFF president

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Mariano “Nonong” Araneta Saturday got a fresh mandate to lead Philippine football for the next four years during the annual PFF Congress in Mandaluyong.

Representatives of 32 football associations from all over the country voted for the former national team captain in a united front witnessed by several officials of the International Football Federation and the Asian Football Confederation.

Posted: November 26th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

‘Favorable’ SEA Games draw for U23 Philippine Azkals

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The Philippines landed in a “favorable” group in the Southeast Asian Games football competition next month with the Under-23 Azkals ending up in the company of 2009 losing finalist Vietnam and semifinalist Laos.

Posted: October 19th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Busy sked to make Philippine Azkals sharp next year

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MANILA, Philippines—More international friendlies and possible matches against Europe-based clubs at home are in store for the Azkals next year under a schedule being prepared by the Philippine Football Federation. PFF president Mariano “Nonong” Araneta Tuesday said they will be capitalizing on the five international friendly matches to keep the Azkals sharp in preparation for [...]

Posted: September 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Major boost for Philippine football

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It was a historic moment last Friday, or so most of us members of the media thought, as the United Football League and AKTV formally sealed a five-year partnership, with the UFL granting the MVP-owned television network exclusive rights to telecast the league’s games.

Posted: September 18th, 2011 in Commentary,In Huddle | Read More »

Azkals sure SEA Games entry

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The chairman of the Philippine Olympic Committee Thursday assured that the men’s football team has a spot in the PH delegation for the Southeast Asian Games slated in November in Indonesia.

Posted: September 15th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

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