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  • Azkals v Chinese-Taipei: Better in Bacolod Than in the Maldives

    It was annoying, to say the least, to see the only piece of silverware that this country owns start to slip out of our grasp right at our first attempt at defending it.  Yes, Chinese-Taipei, 34 places lower in the last FIFA Men’s Ranking Table, paid the rankings no attention in fashioning out an opening day grand heist in the 2013 Peace Cup currently being held in Bacolod. But then again, football is a ...

  • Azkals Off-Form in 0-2 Loss Friendly Loss to Indonesia

    Photo by. S. Kieron Tan An under-strength squad; a lengthy roundabout journey ala Planes, Trains and Automobiles; a bumpy pitch and equatorial heat and humdity; and a raucous 35,000-strong flag-waving partisan crowd. Add the kickoff time at which you and I would otherwise have been lazily sipping at a nightcap before turning in for bed; and we are of the same time zone as Indonesia, mind. The thi...

  • Etheridge Stands Tall as Azkals Nip Hong Kong, 1-Nil

    To the average spectator at the Mong Kok and on national television here in the Philippines, the fear probably was that Neil Etheridge, returning to the starting line-up against Hong Kong in an international friendly last night after having sat out the Challenge Cup qualifiers, would decide in the first half to seek entertainment at nearby Disneyland.   The Philippines in no way was giving a commanding perform...

  • An Azkal Legend Written Against Turkmenistan

    And so, with Turkmenistan’s scalp finally claimed, one more story has been added to a lengthening list of tales that will one day be legends.  Little boys’ eyes will glisten with awe as parents tell them of these hardy men who fought so valiantly for flag and country so that Philippine football might soar into heights heretofore unexplored.   In a story rich in plots and subplots, in the end...

  • Azkals Beat Cambodia 8-Nil as Onus Switches to Turkmenistan

    One would imagine, after the floodlights bizarrely went dead with just a minute of first half stoppage time remaining, that the brilliance of Stephan Schröck and Phil Younghusband would have been sufficient to illuminate the Rizal Memorial.  The ensuing interruption threatened but ultimately could not overshadow a glowing performance not only by the two Filipinos but also the rest of their teammates.   ...

  • OJ Porteria Strike Wins Myanmar Game

    How in the world did we win that one? For long patches, the only consolation was that the satellite feed from Yangon was so bad we did not have to see how poorly the Philippines were playing. In fact, it took a timely interview at halftime with team manager Dan Palami to put the performance in perspective. Palami quite correctly gave everyone the friendly reminder that there was a reasonable amount of ordnance missing fr...

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