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  • Dooley’s Azkals Take Shape in 3-Nil Win Over Nepal

    At one end of the spectrum, there are those matches such as against Azerbaijan when national pride has to be sacrificed in exchange for advanced lessons in the international game of football.  The results of these matches may not be pretty to look at; but these are nonetheless essential for teams with ambition to climb the ladder of international football. At the other end of the spectrum, there are also those matches ...

  • Azkals Loss to Azerbaijan No Disgrace

    It could not have been more obvious to new Philippines coach Thomas Dooley what needs to be done to take his team to the next level after last night’s 1-nil surrender to Azerbaijan in a FIFA friendly in Dubai.  That is, play opponents of the same calibre more. For most of the first half, the Filipinos played as though totally in awe of being on the same pitch as a European team, and one that had earned draws agai...

  • Malaysia v Philippine Azkals: Thomas Dooley Debuts with a Goalless Stalemate

    The start of the Dooley Era, one article described last night’s FIFA international friendly between the Philippines and Malaysia.  A good thing the name of the game was football; because the way the Malaysians were shooting into the night air in Selayang, if the game was rugby the Dooley Era would have gotten off entirely on the wrong foot. So thus, the two countries played to their third consecut...

  • A Primer: Philippine Azkals v Azerbaijan

    Never mind the scheduled FIFA international friendly between the Philippine Azkals and our Southeast Asian neighbours Malaysia this Saturday, which in a way is a bedding in for new coach Thomas Dooley and a chance to get a peek at new and fringe players. Regional bragging rights apart, that match will probably offer us little more than what we already know about either team. It is the next international friendly about Azerb...

  • Azkals v UAE: Master and Apprentice

    Set aside FIFA Rankings for the moment and look at the big picture.  It will be hypocritical to say that there has not been satisfaction to be had from being the top team in Southeast Asia – or, at least, on paper – but the bragging rights apart, there has been for sometime little more to be learned from within the neighbourhood.   Winning Peace Cups was useful for match fitness and preserving ...

  • Schröck Show Shreds Pakistan as Azkals Retain Peace Cup

    Winless going into the concluding match of the 2013 Peace Cup, the Philippine Azkals needed a spark of inspiration against Pakistan to stand any chance of holding onto the trophy that they won in convincing fashion last year at the Rizal Memorial. Nothing but a victory would have been of any worth to the Azkals after the Pakistanis had scored early against Chinese-Taipei last Sunday then closed shop in...

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