PH Azkals succumbs to DPR Korea in a friendly game

Photo by Carmelo Culvera 

The Philippine Azkals still could not find the perfect rhythm as they lost another tune-up game, this time against DPR Korea, 3-1, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Monday, October 10.

Azkals also lost their friendly game against Bahrain last week, 3-1, wherein Mike Ott made his debut goal.

Still defenseless, the Azkals were left scoreless at halftime, 0-2, as Pak Kwang Ryong scored at the 11th minute via header and followed by a Pak Song Chol goal at the 38th minute.

At the second half, the North Koreans made sure that they would come up with a vengeance against the Filipino booters as Jong Il-Gwan hit another goal at the 67th minute of the regulation.

And as the rain started to pour harder in the second half, the Filipinos find a way to score through Ilain Ramsay to cut down the Korean lead to two, 1-3.

The Azkals became more aggressive, getting more shot attempts, but failed to convert some of it as they left the field bowing down to the gritty North Koreans.

On their last meeting, Azkals dismayed DPR Korea, 3-2, in Manila.

Next tune-up game for the Azkals will be against Kyrgyzstan on November 9, before they enter the Suzuki Cup on November 19.

UFL 2016 : Kaya FC vs Green Archers UTD

Upcoming match for United Football League 2016: Kaya FC versus Green Archers United, this Sunday, June 19, 4:00 PM at  the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Kaya FC with a League score of 3 Wins – 0 Daw – 2 Losses is going against Green Archers United with a League score of 2 Wins – 1 Draw – 1 Loss.

Also at the same day, on 7:30 AM, Pasargad FC (0W-1D-3L) is going against Laos FC (0W-0D-5L), while on 1:45 PM, Nomads FC (2W-0D-3L) will be going against Stallion FC (2W-1D-2L).





UFL 2016 : LoyolaFc vs ForzaFC

Upcoming match for United Football League 2016: Loyola FC versus Forza FC, this Saturday, June 18, 1:45 PM at  the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Loyola FC with a League score of 4 Win – 0 Daw – 1 Loss is going against Forza FC with a League score of 0 Win – 1 Draw – 4 Loss. Will Loyola FC continue its winning spree and remain at the top 3 or will the underdogs Forza FC make a comeback from the bottom spot?

Also, at the same day on 4:00 PM Ceres-La Salle (occupying 2nd spot) will be going against JP Voltes (occupying 4th spot).




UFL 2016 : LoyolaFC vs AgilaMSA

Upcoming match for United Football League 2016: Loyola FC versus Agila MSA, this Wednesday, June 15 at Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Agila MSA with a League score of 1 Win – 1 Daw – 2 Losses is going against Loyola FC with a League score of 3 Win – 0 Draw – 1 Loss. Will Agila MSA overcome this challenge or will Loyola FC remain at its spot?

Who will be the victor?
Photo credits to Mark Cristino & UFL Philippines


Global continues its winning streak against Kaya, for 3-0, and maintains the top spot last Sunday in United Football League at Rizal Memorial Stadium

Ivorian midfielder Serge Kaole and Japanese winger Hikaru Minegishi were on target before an own goal from Kaya defender Masa Omura sealed the victory for coach Leigh Manson’s side, which extended its lead at the top to five points.

The game marks Kaya’s second loss of the season after the fall from Stallion on May 15.

Will Global continue to overcome the obstacles ahead of them or will Kaya recover and rise up to the challenge?

Photo credits to UFL Philippines

Rizal Memorial readied for Azkals-Sri Lanka game


The old Rizal Memorial Stadium is being readied for the FIFA World Cup qualifying game between the Philippine Azkals and Sri Lanka in June.

The 77-year-old stadium badly needs to be refurbished in time for the game between the Azkals and Sri Lanka for a chance to join the World Cup on July 3.

Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), which manages the stadium, is banking on diversifying conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) to provide assistance in preparing the stadium meet the standards of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association or International Federation of Association Football).

The Philippine Footbal Federation (PFF), which joined the SMC officials during a recent visit at the stadium, said they found no major problem in the venue except for some minor ground repairs.

For us in the PSC, we welcome that kasi kung magagawang international standard ang stadium, maganda, ‘di ba? That really is our target, to improve the standard of the stadium,” PSC Commissioner Chito Loyzaga said in a report by Eddie Alinea.

Loyzaga said improvements in the stadium will benefit other sports aside from football. “Kung mangyayari ‘yun, hindi lang football, maging iba pang sporting events puwede nating i-host.”

The stadium, which was opened in 1934, already passed the structural integrity test conducted by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

The Azkals away game will take place in Sri Lanka on June 29.


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