Peace Cup - updates

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Azkals drop 6 spots but remain SEA’s top squad

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:03 PM

The Philippine national football team dropped six spots in the FIFA rankings but maintain the top spot in South East Asia

Phil Younghusband celebrates the 2-1 goal during the Azkals' loss to Myanmar. File photo by Josh Albelda

Azkals dominate Chinese Taipei to book Peace Cup final showdown

Sep 03, 2014 - 11:21 PM

The Azkals delivered on a night when Filipino sports fans needed a positive result to boost their moods defeating Chinese Taipei to advance to the Peace Cup final

Mark Hartmann of the Philippines celebrates after scoring a goal against Chinese Taipei. Photo by Josh Albelda

PFF revises Peace Cup game dates

Aug 31, 2014 - 7:23 PM

To comply with new regulations set by international football governing body the PFF announced that the matches for the squads that will participate in the 2014 Peace Cup will be reduced to 2

Patrick Reichelt sinks a goal during an Azkals vs Global FC friendly match. Photo by Mark Cristino

Dooley reveals Peace Cup Azkals roster

Aug 29, 2014 - 11:23 PM

The Younghusband and Greatwich brothers all made the cut as the Philippines prepares to defend its Peace Cup title

RELEASED. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley addresses the media as he issues the final roster for the Peace Cup. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Azkals down UFL champs Global in Manila friendly

Aug 28, 2014 - 2:10 AM

The Azkals notched a win over defending UFL champs Global FC as the team fosters chemistry leading to next month s Peace Cup

Phil Younghusband of the Azkals scores the first goal of the game against Global FC. Photo by Mark Cristino

IN PHOTOS: Azkals open training camp for Peace Cup

Aug 18, 2014 - 7:59 PM

The Philippine National Football Team begins their preparations to defend their Peace Cup title next month

ON THE JOB. Roxy Dorlas and Charley Pettys work the ball around as head coach Thomas Dooley looks on. Photo by Jaelle Nevin Reyes

Palestinian football pays high price for Gaza war

Aug 13, 2014 - 6:19 AM

As Palestine prepares for a rematch with the Azkals in the upcoming Peace Cup their football program lays in waste after the devastating conflict in Gaza

Palestinian player Ibrahim Al Suriki (L) fights for the ball against an Iranian player during a football match in 2007. File photo by Jamal Nasrallah/EPA

Facing revolt, Azkals coach Dooley takes aim at Schrock, Etheridge, Cagara

Aug 08, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley didn t hold back in his criticism of Azkal players Neil Etheridge Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara

Coach Thomas Dooley had harsh words for Azkals Stephan Schrock, Neil Etheridge and Dennis Cagara at Thursday's press conference. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

WATCH: Azkals coach Dooley fires back at Schrock, Etheridge, Cagara

Aug 07, 2014 - 9:39 PM

After being rocked by the criticism and withdrawals of Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara Azkals coach Thomas Dooley addressed the media to offer his side

"The PFF are not a pick-up club or a pick-up organization or a chicken farm as Stephan was releasing in the social media," said Dooley. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

On Azkals controversy: Locals need playing time, too

Aug 06, 2014 - 7:32 PM

The Philippine Football Federation says the team s star players may not be released by their home clubs in Europe for tournaments like the ASEAN Football Federation AFF Suzuki Cup because it s not an official FIFA event

“Bottom line, our National Coach Thomas Dooley [needs] to have a team ready which consists more or less [of] our local players to compete [in] events like the Suzuki Cup," said a statement on the Azkals Facebook page. Photo by Mark Cristino

Schrock rocks as Azkals keep Peace Cup title

Oct 15, 2013 - 8:58 PM

The Philippines beat Pakistan 3 1 to retain the Peace Cup title

MAN OF THE MATCH. Schrock shone bright anew. File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

LIVE BLOG: PH Azkals vs Pakistan

Oct 15, 2013 - 6:51 PM

The Azkals fight for life against Pakistan

Do-or-die for Azkals vs Pakistan

Oct 15, 2013 - 6:29 PM

The Azkals batte for dear life against Pakistan

BACK IN HARNESS? Phil might suit up after missing their first game due to injury. Photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Chinese Taipei

Oct 11, 2013 - 6:17 PM

The Philippine Azkals open their title defense versus Chinese Taipei in the 2013 Peace Cup

Strong Azkals ready to defend Peace Cup crown

Oct 11, 2013 - 5:58 PM

The Azkals will be battling foes at full strength

TITLE DEFENSE. Younghusband and the Azkals are favorites. File photo by Rappler/Josh Albelda.

Azkals reach highest FIFA rank in history

Oct 03, 2012 - 8:05 PM

The Azkals enjoy the 147th spot in FIFA world rankings following its successful campaign at the Philippine Football Peace Cup

Azkals win Peace Cup after 3-1 win over Chinese Taipei

Sep 30, 2012 - 3:19 PM

The Philippine Azkals clinched the Philippine Football Peace Cup after a convincing 3 1 victory over Chinese Taipei

AZKALS CAPTAIN Chieffy Caligdong scores the second goal. Photo by Mark Cristino, Soccer Central Philippines

Azkals crush Macau 5-0

Sep 27, 2012 - 11:02 PM

The Philippines crushed Macau with a resounding 5 0 win to put the Azkals a victory away from winning the Philippine Football Peace Cup

FIRST HAT-TRICK with the Azkals for striker Denis Wolf. Photo by Fritz Gerald Dalida

Azkals top Peace Cup standings after Guam win

Sep 26, 2012 - 10:57 AM

The Philippines ran away with a 1 0 victory thanks to a late goal by Patrick Reichelt to kickoff their campaign in the Philippine Football Peace Cup

Photo by Mark Cristino, Soccer Central Philippines

Azkals set to meet Asian squads in PH Peace Cup

Sep 24, 2012 - 8:05 PM

The Philippine Football Peace Cup the first international football tournament hosted by the Philippines since the 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup is set to kickoff Tuesday September 25 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium

Photo by Sherwin Nasol