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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

Ronaldo keeps Juve flying high with 'important' win over AC Milan

Nov 12, 2018 - 1:41 PM

The defending seven-time Serie A champions gets back on track after suffering their first defeat of the season

BACK OF THE NET. Cristiano Ronaldo fires a goal to cap off an emphatic win by Juventus. File photo by Marco Bertorello/AFP


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

From World Cup to Suzuki Cup for globe-trotting Azkals coach

Nov 07, 2018 - 5:05 PM

New coach Sven-Goran Eriksson vies to lead the Philippine men's football team to the Suzuki Cup final

BIGGER GOAL. Former England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson and team manager Dan Palami hope to lead the Azkals to unprecedented heights. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Messi could play, but Barca coach taking 'no risks' at Inter

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not rushing Lionel Messi to return from injury against Inter Milan

POSITIVE SIGNS. Barcelona's Argentinian striker Lionel Messi (R) shoots to score his second goal, their fourth, during the Champions League group B football match match between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona at Wembley Stadium in London, on October 3, 2018. File Photo by Ian Kington/IKIMAGES/AFP

5 things we learned in the Premier League

Nov 06, 2018 - 2:38 AM

English football unites to mourn the death of Leicester owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha while Manchester City returns to the top

DEDICATED. Leicester delivers a win a week after team owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash. Photo from Instagram (@vardy7)


Azkals give Sven-Göran Eriksson new challenge

Nov 05, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Will the renowned former England mentor Sven-Göran Eriksson be the key to the Azkals' Suzuki Cup glory?

FRESH CHALLENGE. (from left to right) Azkals advertising manager Melchor "Jun" Miras, head coach Sven-Göran Eriksson, team manager Dan Palami and senior advisor Scott Cooper. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Malaya FC shines at 2018 Youth Football League

Nov 04, 2018 - 5:40 PM

The JPV-Malaya Football Club delivers a dominant performance to complete a twin title run

CHAMPS. Malaya FC emerges as the best under-11 squad in the 15-team field.

Mbappe, Neymar steer PSG to new win record on troubled day

Nov 03, 2018 - 9:29 AM

Paris Saint-Germain posts a record 12th straight league win amid allegations made by a Football Leaks investigation

HOTSHOTS. Paris Saint-Germain's teen star Kylian Mbappe (right) celebrates with teammate Neymar after scoring a goal against Lille. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

It's over: Bolt's Australian football dream collapses

Nov 02, 2018 - 3:58 PM

The track superstar had hoped to fulfill a childhood dream of becoming a pro football player with the Central Coast Mariners

STAR POWER. Usain Bolt's presence at the Mariners garnered the club huge publicity. Photo by Thomas Samson/AFP

Stephan Schrock ready for Azkals Suzuki Cup call-up

Nov 01, 2018 - 6:56 PM

'This is actually the proudest moment of every football player in his career – representing the country. It’s just good to be back,' says Schrock

RETURN. Stephan Schrock can get a chance to donn the Philippines' colors again the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Messi returns to training after arm injury

Nov 01, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The Barcelona captain has recovered from an arm injury sustained during a match two weeks ago

COMEBACK. Lionel Messi is expected to suit up in a La Liga game on November 11. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Neymar risks prison over Barca move

Oct 31, 2018 - 9:45 PM

The Brazilian football superstar awaits trial over alleged corruption

CONTROVERSIAL. The courts re-examine Brazilian forward Neymar's old case. Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP

Dead Brazilian footballer almost decapitated

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Sao Paulo FC midfielder Daniel Correa was found brutally murdered in Brazil

Authorities are investigating the violent death of 24-year-old football player Daniel Correa.

Philippine Azkals dead serious on Suzuki Cup glory

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:45 PM

With the arrival of renowned former England mentor Sven-Göran Eriksson, now is the best time for the Azkals to take home the Suzuki Cup trophy

NEW-LOOK. The Philippine Azkals impress in their friendlies against Bahrain and Oman to prepare for the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup and the 2019 Asian Cup. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

Claudio Ranieri 'shaken' by death of Leicester's Thai boss

Oct 30, 2018 - 10:59 AM

'He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone. His positivity and ability to make everybody love him was clear for all to see,' says Ranieri

REMEMBERING. Current Nantes head coach Claudio Ranieri remembers that Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha would bring him a cake and ask everyone to sing 'Happy Birthday'. Photo by Damien Meyer/AFP

Lopetegui loses lot after being sacked by Real Madrid

Oct 30, 2018 - 8:31 AM

Lopetegui's last game humiliates Madrid after getting hammered 5-1 by rivals Barcelona in the El Clasico

GAMBLE. Julen Lopetegui served as head coach to Real Madrid for only 139 days and only won two of the last seven games. Photo from Julen Lopetegui Facebook

'I was no longer indispensable' at Real Madrid, says Ronaldo

Oct 29, 2018 - 10:20 PM

The Portuguese superstar left the Spanish club for Juventus since he felt he was 'no longer considered in the same way as I was at the beginning'

FRESH BEGINNING. After a fruitful nine-year stint with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo jumps ship to Juventus. File photo by Miguel Medina/AFP


Rescued Thai football team honored by Manchester United

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:21 PM

The 12 youngsters from the "Wild Boars" club, aged between 11 and 16, and their coach spent 17 days trapped underground before being rescued

GIVING BACK. The young Thailand footballers rescued from an underground cave were treated by Manchester United. Photo by Ministry of Health/Chiang Rai Prachanukroh Hospital/AFP


Kaya Iloilo FC: Organizations win championships

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Kaya proves that doing the right thing off the pitch will mean success on it

CHAMPS. Kaya FC is the more established organization, and that made a difference against the Davao Aguilas. Photo by Biba Abiera


Watch out for 'wounded' Madrid, warns Barcelona coach

Oct 28, 2018 - 10:26 PM

It will be the first Clasico without either Messi or Ronaldo since 2007

ADVERSARIES. Luka Modric (left) looks to lead Real Madrid against its fiercest Spanish rival Barcelona. Photo from La Liga

Kaya FC nails 2019 AFC Cup berth in extra time effort

Oct 27, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Kaya FC-Iloilo nabs a sure spot in the 2019 AFC Cup along with Ceres-Negros FC

Former World Cup coach to mentor Azkals

Oct 27, 2018 - 3:43 PM

Sven-Goran Eriksson will take over the Philippine men's football program along with Scott Cooper

FRESH START. News Azkals coach Sven-Goran Eriksson will call the shots for at least 6 months.

PFL Cup final preview: Kaya and Davao are a study in contrasts

Oct 26, 2018 - 8:44 AM

An established power takes on a wealthy upstart in a mouthwatering Copa Paulino Alcantara final

Kim Sung Min and Phil Younghusband are a formidable goalscoring tandem for Davao. Photo by Bob Guerrero.

Barcelona triumphs minus Messi as Dortmund pummels Atletico

Oct 25, 2018 - 9:42 AM

Rafinha replaces Lionel Messi and helps Barcelona pull off a win over Inter Milan in the Champions League

GOAL. Barcelona's midfielder Rafinha (left) celebrates with teammate Philippe Coutinho after scoring against Inter Milan. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Ronaldo helps Juve sink Manchester Utd as Real Madrid wins

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Juventus comes out too good for Manchester United in the Champions League

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo falls to the ground under pressure from Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young during their Champions League match. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is an 'example' amid rape allegations

Oct 23, 2018 - 2:49 AM

The Juventus star has been accused of raping American model Kathryn Mayorga in 2009

Usain Bolt 'offered cut-price deal' in Australia - media

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The world's sprint king is trying to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional footballer following a decorated career in athletics

NEW CAREER. Usain Bolts' manager says the eight-time Olympian has been offered a contract by Central Coast Mariners. File photo by Peter Parks/AFP


Messi to miss 3 weeks after fracturing right arm

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:54 AM

The Barca superstar will be out in next weekend's Clasico against Real Madrid

MAJOR BLOW. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi falls to the ground in pain following a tussle with Sevilla's Franco Vazquez. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP)

Mourinho plays down touchline melee after 'awful' Chelsea draw

Oct 21, 2018 - 8:17 AM

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho had to be restrained after a late equalizer salvaged Chelsea's unbeaten record

DRAW. Chelsea midfielder Willian (center) vies for the ball with Manchester United's Luke Shaw (left) and Paul Pogba during the English Premier League football match that ended in a thrilling draw. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Real Madrid suffers worst goal drought in 3 decades

Oct 20, 2018 - 10:59 PM

Pressure mounts on coach Julen Lopetegui as Madrid gets drubbed by Levante

Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) vies with Levante's Ivorian midfielder Cheick Doukoure during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Levante UD at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 20, 2018. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Amid the turmoil, Ronaldo looks to pick up where he left off

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:59 AM

It's business as usual for Ronaldo as he braces for next week's trip to his former club Manchester United in the Champions League

FOCUSED. Despite the rape allegations, Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus keep its perfect record after 8 games. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Sprint king Bolt rejects Malta football offer

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:26 PM

The eight-time Olympic champion hopes to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer in Australia

STILL TRAINING. Usain Bolt will continue with his ‘indefinite training period’ with the Australian club Central Coast Mariners. Photo by Peter Park/AFP

Griezmann double plunges Germany's Loew into deeper trouble

Oct 17, 2018 - 9:26 AM

France comes from behind to beat Germany in a UEFA Nations League result that casts further doubt on Joachim Loew's future

POWERHOUSE. Antoine Griezmann (left) celebrates with his teammates after scoring France's second goal during their UEFA Nations League football match against Germany. Photo by Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Sterling shines as England blows Spain away

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:50 AM

England wins an away game against Spain for the first time since 1987

SHATTERING RECORDS. England's forward Raheem Sterling (R) celebrates after scoring his first goal for England in 1,012 days. Photo by Cristina Quicler/AFP.

Deschamps: Mbappe is no bighead

Oct 16, 2018 - 10:25 AM

French football star Kylian Mbappe continues to flash his stellar form

BREAKTHROUGH. Kylian Mbappe's breakthrough stint in Russia earns him a place as one of the 2018 World Cup stars. Photo from FIFA.com

Romero: Argentina has to beat Brazil even without Messi

Oct 16, 2018 - 9:23 AM

Lionel Messi is believed to have asked for some time off from international duty ahead of next year's Copa America in Brazil

MISSING. Lionel Messi has missed three international friendlies since Argentina was booted out of the 2018 World Cup. Photo by Martin Bernetti/AFP

Barcelona player could face more than 12 years jail for brawl

Oct 16, 2018 - 2:42 AM

Arda Turan was charged by Turkish prosecutors with sexual harassment, unlicensed possession of weapons and causing intentional injury

CAREER IN PERIL. Arda Turan has been considered as Turkey's top footballer. Photo from Turan's Instagram account (@ardaturan)


Azkals: Reflections on another international window

Oct 15, 2018 - 6:58 PM

The Philippines draws Oman a week after impressing in Bangladesh

DEADLOCK. The Philippine Azkals eke out a draw against world No. 85 Oman. Photo from PFF's official website (pff.org.ph)


Netherlands hammer Germany to increase pressure on Loew

Oct 14, 2018 - 10:38 AM

Still reeling from a woeful World Cup showing, Germany absorbs a shutout shocker that puts coach Joachim Loew under increasing pressure to resign

STUNNER. Netherlands midfielder Marten de Roon (left) and Germany forward Julian Brandt contest the ball in the Nations League upset that saw the Dutch beat the Germans for the first time in 16 years. Photo by John Thys/AFP

Nuts and Bolt! Sprint legend grabs double after painful kick

Oct 12, 2018 - 7:59 PM

Usain Bolt recovers from a kick in the groin by scoring 2 goals in a preseason football game for Australia's Central Coast Mariners

CROSSOVER. Usain Bolt, playing for A-League football club Central Coast Mariners, jumps while controlling the ball in his first competitive start for the club against Macarthur South West United in Sydney. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

Real Madrid sues newspaper over Ronaldo 'rape' saga report

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The football superstar's former club team has filed a lawsuit against a Portuguese newspaper that claims Real Madrid hushed up an alleged rape case

NO KNOWLEDGE. Real Madrid denies forcing Cristiano Ronaldo to pay the victim hush money. File photo from FIFA

Ronaldo insists sex was 'completely consensual'

Oct 11, 2018 - 3:37 PM

Lawyer Peter Christiansen says 'documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo... are pure invention'

EMBATTLED. Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegations thathappened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP

Messi to star in Cirque du Soleil show

Oct 10, 2018 - 11:41 PM

The football superstar's incredible career highlights the new Cirque du Soleil show next year

SHOWTIME. Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi gets to share his story with the famed circus troupe. Photo by Jose Jordan/AFP)

Azkals face unfamiliar Oman in international friendly

Oct 10, 2018 - 4:30 PM

The Philippine men's football team will clash with the 85th-ranked Oman for the first time in 17 years

TOUGH ROAD. The Philippine Azkals are the underdogs this time against ranked 85th Oman. Photo by Glen Charles Lopez/ Philippine Football Federation