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A call for patience: Thoughts on another Azkals semis exit

Dec 07, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Pinoy football fans need to take a long view in the light of another heartbreaking exit in the Suzuki Cup final four

STILL A PROJECT. Even with the infusion of overseas-born talent, it will take time before the Philippine Azkals find international success. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup

Azkals bow out of 2018 Suzuki Cup semis

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:48 PM

The Philippines fails to advance to the title round after losing to Vietnam on aggregate

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Vietnam – AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 semis 2nd leg

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:36 AM

The Philippine Azkals need at least a 2-0 win over Vietnam to advance to the AFF Suzuki Cup Finals for the first time

Thoughts on Azkals' tough semis loss to Vietnam in Suzuki Cup

Dec 03, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The Azkals are down but not quite out of their hunt for a Suzuki Cup finals berth after a 2-1 setback

FALLING SHORT. Patrick Reichelt's historic goal wasn't enough for the Philippine Azkals. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup's Facebook page


Azkals bow to Vietnam in Suzuki Cup semis

Dec 02, 2018 - 9:44 PM

Patrick Reichelt scores the Philippines first ever Suzuki Cup semifinal goal, but Vietnam still gets away with a win in the first leg

MAN OF THE MATCH. Patrick Reichelt equalizes at the first half to give the Philippines hope in the second half. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Eriksson: Azkals' semis stint feels like World Cup

Dec 02, 2018 - 12:51 PM

Down to 18 men, the Azkals brace for a tough Vietnam side that hasn't conceded any goal in the tournament

UPHILL TASK. The Philippine Azkals are heading into the 2018 Suzuki Cup semis against a streaking Vietnam squad. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Vietnam – AFF Suzuki Cup 2018 semis 1st leg

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:38 PM

The Philippine Azkals kick off the semifinals series against Vietnam on Sunday, December 2, 7:30 pm at Pana-ad Stadium, Bacolod

Azkals return to 2018 Suzuki Cup semis in Indonesia draw

Nov 25, 2018 - 10:12 PM

Regardless of result, the Azkals advance to the semis as Thailand eliminates Singapore from last-four contention

RETURN. The Philippine Azkals return to the Suzuki Cup semifinals after failing to make it out of the group stage in 2016. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Peaking Azkals eye Suzuki Cup semis berth over Indonesia

Nov 25, 2018 - 3:28 PM

The Philippine Azkals need at least a draw against Indonesia to advance to the 2018 Suzuki Cup semifinals

MAIN STRIKER. Phil Younghusband returns to Gelora Bung Karno Stadium to play an Indonesia team who spoiled the Azkals' Suzuki Cup run in 2010. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Barotac’s best: Jovin Bedic proves he’s next in line

Nov 22, 2018 - 7:52 PM

It's no surprise that rising star Jovin Bedic has been tipped to join the ranks of Barotac football heroes Chieffy Caligdong and Ian Araneta

HERO. Jovin Bedic salvages the Azkals' 2018 Suzuki Cup campaign with an equalizer against Thailand. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Philippines 1, Thailand 1: Musings on a memorable night for Jovin Bedic

Nov 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Bedic's equalizer is one of several good stories from Wednesday's draw.

Jovin Bedic delivers as Azkals escape with draw vs Thailand

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The Iloilo native prevents Thailand from taking away a full 3 points as the Philippines stays in semifinal contention

HERO. Jovin Bedic nets his second international goal for the Philippines. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Fedeation

Azkals one win away from Suzuki Cup semis

Nov 21, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The Philippine Azkals look to clinch a semifinal berth over Southeast Asian powerhouse Thailand

NOW OR NEVER The Philippine Azkals take one step closer to their dream of Suzuki Cup glory if they win now against Thailand. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Azkals 3, Timor Leste 2: Breaking down a difficult win

Nov 18, 2018 - 11:22 AM

The Philippines is on maximum points after two AFF Suzuki Cup games, but there are big concerns going into the next match against Thailand

Depleted Azkals halt Timor Leste for 2nd win

Nov 17, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Despite missing the services of 3 players, the Philippine Azkals survive Timor Leste's comeback efforts

MAIN STRIKER. Phil Younghusband scores his 52nd international goal to open the scoreline. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup.

Azkals’ Luke Woodland out of Suzuki Cup

Nov 16, 2018 - 7:38 PM

The Filipino-British defender sustained a foot injury during the Azkals' opening win versus Singapore

Sven-Göran Eriksson gets his groove with the Azkals

Nov 15, 2018 - 9:05 PM

After his first match as Azkals head coach, Sven-Göran Eriksson now has a better understanding of his Filipino players

DEADLOCK, Manny Ott gets tangled up between two Singapore players in effort to win the ball. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup Facebook

Reflections on a gritty, gutsy Azkals win

Nov 14, 2018 - 10:25 AM

It's a dream start for the Philippines in the AFF Suzuki Cup, thanks to Patrick Reichelt

IMPRESSIVE. Phil Younghusband and the Philippine Azkals did the country proud. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup

Azkals score first win over Singapore in Suzuki Cup

Nov 13, 2018 - 9:59 PM

The Philippine Azkals get off to a brilliant start in their 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup campaign

FIRST WIN. The Philippine Azkals begin their 2018 Suzuki Cup campaign with a stunning win. File photo by Glen Charles Lopez/Philippine Football Federation

Schrock, debuting Strauss banner Azkals 2018 Suzuki Cup lineup

Nov 13, 2018 - 2:49 PM

The Philippine Azkals will begin their 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup campaign on Tuesday, November 13, 8 pm at Pana-ad Park and Stadium in Bacolod

LONG WAIT. Stephan Schrock will finally be able to donn the Philippines' colors again in the prestigious AFF Suzuki Cup.  Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

AFF Suzuki Cup: Stacked Azkals lineup looks to impress

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:52 PM

The status of one key player, though, remains unsure beyond the second game

LOOKING SHARP. Patrick Reichelt and the Azkals pull off a win over Mongolia in a recent training match. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

New Azkals coach on board next month as Asian Cup buildup gets going

May 18, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Team manager Dan Palami says the new Azkals coach succeeding Thomas Dooley will be introduced on June 14

SAME GOAL. The Azkals hope to sustain an impressive 2018 run under a new coach. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

SCHEDULE: PH Azkals in the AFC Asian Cup 2019

May 08, 2018 - 7:16 PM

The Azkals are set to go up against South Korea, China, and Kyrgyzstan in January 2019

EXCITED. Despite the Azkals' uphill tasks, they are excited to make their runs in the two big tournaments ahead. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

Azkals join defending champ Thailand in tough AFF Suzuki Cup group

May 02, 2018 - 4:28 PM

The Philippine men's football team braces for another grueling campaign in the regional tournament

REDEMPTION. The Azkals look to bring the back the glory of the Philippine Football in the 2018 Suzuki Cup. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation

Indonesia bests Vietnam, advances to Suzuki Cup finals

Dec 08, 2016 - 9:33 AM

Indonesia s Manahati Lestusen scored a fateful goal with a penalty kick in extra time clinching a spot in the AFF final against either Thailand or Myanmar

VICTORY. Indonesia's player Lilipaly (2nd R) and his teammates celebrate after he scored a goal during the semi-final 2nd leg match between Vietnam and Indonesia at Hanoi's My Dinh stadium on December 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH NAM

Azkals-Thailand: dissecting a gloomy night in Bulacan

Nov 26, 2016 - 12:05 PM

Here are some reasons why the Philippines crashed out of the Suzuki Cup on home soil in the 1 0 loss to Thailand

NEXT PHASE. Thailand defeated the Azkals despite playing its entire bench, sealing the Philippines' disappointing exit from the Suzuki Cup. Screenshot from YouTube

Thailand tops Azkals, eliminates PH in Suzuki Cup group stage

Nov 25, 2016 - 9:59 PM

Azkals are eliminated in the group stage for the first time since 2007

OUSTED. The Azkals finished the group stage with a loss to Thailand, ending their chances of advancing to the semifinals. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals draw Indonesia in AFF Suzuki Cup

Nov 22, 2016 - 9:56 PM

The path to the next round looks much tougher for the Filipinos

DRAW. The Philippine Azkals draw Indonesia 2-2. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Azkals draw with Singapore is an opportunity lost

Nov 20, 2016 - 12:17 PM

An unsatisfying goal less standoff against ten man Singapore means the Philippines Suzuki Cup campaign is off to a tough start

MISSED OPPORTUNITY. Singapore's goalkeeper only had two tough saves to make in Saturday's scoreless draw. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

AFF Suzuki Cup: Azkals upbeat despite Patiño, Sato absence

Nov 17, 2016 - 2:17 PM

The Philippines will be without its biggest weapon and a key defender but remain confident ahead of Saturday s clash with Singapore

Azkals-Kyrgyzstan preview: Fitness a concern

Nov 05, 2016 - 7:19 PM

The team is working on conditioning as a new player comes in to boost squad

TRAINING. Azkals train for their upcoming friendly with Kyrgyzstan. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Dooley signs two-year extension to coach Azkals

May 04, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The deal means Dooley will lead the Philippines as they target success in the AFF Suzuki Cup

TOP DOG. The Azkals have climbed 11 spots in the FIFA rankings under coach Thomas Dooley. File photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Azkals remain number 1 in SEA

Dec 19, 2014 - 11:17 AM

The Philippine Azkals drop 2 spots in the FIFA rankings but is still the highest ranked national club in Southeast Asia

Phil Younghusband gets away from Thai defenders in the first leg of the Azkals' semis match vs the War Elephants. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Another sleepless night for Azkals fans

Dec 11, 2014 - 12:47 PM

The Azkals knocked on the door of the AFF Suzuki Cup but were once again the denied a shot by Southeast Asian football powerhouse Thailand

Azkals striker Phil Younghusband vies for the ball with Thailand’s Prakit Deeprom. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Thais pound Azkals to advance to Suzuki Cup final

Dec 10, 2014 - 10:31 PM

The Philippine national football team missed out on its first trip to the AFF Suzuki Cup final as they suffered a 3 0 heartbreaking loss to Thailand

Thailand’s Chanathip Songkrasin celebrates on his knees after scoring the opening goal against the Azkals. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Thailand (Suzuki Cup semis leg 2)

Dec 10, 2014 - 5:24 PM

Live updates of the Azkals vs Thailand AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal match game two

Azkals receive death threats, take extra security ahead of Thailand match

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:03 PM

Azkal players are not allowed leave their hotels and are required extra security during team functions after receiving death threats ahead of their match with Thailand

Kroekrit Thawikan of Thailand (R) fights for the ball with Martin Steuble (L) of the Philippines during their match on December 6. Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Azkals ready to take win against Thailand

Dec 10, 2014 - 12:21 AM

We need to be ready We need to play the same football we did in Manila says Azkals coach Thomas Dooley

PREPARING FOR BATTLE. Azkals coach Thomas Dooley expects Thailand to pile the pressure on his team during the final leg of the semis. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Azkals vs Thailand ends in scoreless draw

Dec 06, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The Philippine national football team were held to a nil nil draw with Thailand in the first leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semi final clash

Amani Aguinaldo (R) of the Azkals and Adisak Kraisorn (L) of Thailand battle for possession. Photo by Josh Albelda

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs. Thailand

Dec 06, 2014 - 7:43 PM

Live updates of the Azkals vs Thailand AFF Suzuki Cup semifinal match game one

Azkals 'motivated' to beat Thailand in Suzuki Cup semis

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:54 PM

As fans prepare to brave rain from Typhoon Ruby Azkals manager Dan Palami says his side is ready to end a 14 game losing streak to Thailand

The Azkals haven't beat Thailand in 42 years. File photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Azkals to end 42-year losing streak to Thailand, says PFF

Dec 03, 2014 - 4:02 PM

The Philippines hasn t beaten Thailand since 1972 a fact PFF president Mariano Araneta expects to change when they meet in the AFF Suzuki Cup semis

The Azkals are hoping for more scenes like this when they meet Thailand in a 2-match semifinal series. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

Despite 5-1 win over Laos, Indonesia exits tournament

Nov 29, 2014 - 12:15 AM

It s the second consecutive group stage exit for Indonesia but Evan Dimas comes out a winner

Azkals bow to Vietnam, drops to group second place

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:10 PM

The Philippine national football team fell to the hands of their Vietnamese rivals to suffer their first loss of the AFF Suzuki Cup

Santos Aguinaldo of the Philippines and Vietnam’s Pham Thanh Luong vie for the ball during the Suzuki CUp. Photo by Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Vietnam (Suzuki Cup)

Nov 28, 2014 - 1:58 PM

Live updates of the Azkals vs Vietnam AFF Suzuki Cup match

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 26, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Bakrie dismissed from Golkar chairmanship Central Jakarta governor wants ‘Sex Mountain’ site shut down why Indonesia lost 4 0 to the Philippines and more

Golkar Party chairman, Indonesian business tycoon Aburizal Bakrie approaches the podium to deliver his address during the 50th anniversary celebration of the Golkar Party at the Jakarta international expo pavillion. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Azkals defeat Indonesia 4-0 to earn Suzuki Cup semis berth

Nov 25, 2014 - 7:19 PM

The Azkals dominated Indonesia to score their second straight win in the AFF Suzuki Cup and earn a trip to the semifinals

Thomas Dooley and the Azkals celebrate their 4-0 victory over Indonesia. Photo from AFF Suzuki Cup's Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: Azkals vs Indonesia (Suzuki Cup)

Nov 25, 2014 - 1:12 AM

Rappler s live blog of the Azkals match in the AFF Suzuki Cup vs Indonesia

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 24, 2014

Nov 24, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Indonesia s next AFF Suzuki Cup match an online petition against the police s virginity tests voting for Jokowi in TIME s Person of the Year poll and more

Indonesia' Zulham Zamrun (R) vies for the ball with Vietnam's Vu Minh Tuan (L) during an AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 final round match between Indonesia and Vietnam, in Hanoi, Vietnam, November 22, 2014. Photo by EPA

Indonesia ties with Vietnam in AFF opener

Nov 23, 2014 - 7:52 AM

A disastrous mistake by Vietnam s goalkeeper with 6 minutes left led to a 2 2 draw

Indonesia' Zulham Zamrun (R) vies for the ball with Vietnam's Vu Minh Tuan (L) during an AFF Suzuki Cup 2014 final round match between Indonesia and Vietnam, in Hanoi, Vietnam, November 22, 2014. Photo by EPA