NEWS: PHILIPPINES
"Azkals can look on bright side" - coach Dooley
11-Dec-2014
Despite the crushing disappointment of losing in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup for a third straight time, Philippines coach Thomas Dooley believes that the Azkals can take a lot of positives out of the tournament.�۬
Thailand 3 Philippines 0
10-Dec-2014
Three-time winners Thailand beat the Philippines 3-0 in a pulsating last-four encounter on Wednesday to reach the AFF Suzuki Cup final for a seventh time.
Azkals aim to cheer typhoon-hit countrymen
09-Dec-2014
Philippines coach Thomas Dooley has said that his players desperately want to win their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final against Thailand on Wednesday to give Filipinos back home a lift after a typhoon barreled across the country earlier this week.
Thailand banking on young maestro Chanathip
09-Dec-2014
Thailand are hoping that the trickery and pace of Chanathip "Messi J" Songkrasin can unlock a well-drilled Philippines defence in the decisive second leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium on Wednesday.
Confident Azkals eye Bangkok upset
07-Dec-2014
Philippines produced one of their finest performances in the AFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday in holding favourites Thailand to a 0-0 draw in the semi-final, first leg at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.
Philippines 0 Thailand 0
06-Dec-2014
Thailand will feel relieved to walk away with a goalless draw against the Philippines after an exciting and entertaining first leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Philippines and Thailand ready for thriller in Manila
05-Dec-2014
Super Typhoon Hagupit is forecast to hit the Philippines within the next 48 hours but before that the nation's football team is looking to storm to victory against Thailand in Manila in the first semi-final of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday.
Azkals call for fans' backing in semi-final clash
04-Dec-2014
Philippines are calling on fans to be their "12th man" at Manila's Rizal Memorial Stadium on Saturday when they take on three-time champions Thailand in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup.
Top strikers hold key in semi-final clashes
03-Dec-2014
Seasoned strikers Le Cong Vinh, Safee Sali and Phil Younghusband and young Thai marksman Adisak Kraisorn could hold the key to their respective team's chances in the highly anticipated AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals.
Azkals look to end sorry Thai record
02-Dec-2014
Having exorcised one demon during the group stage with their victory over Indonesia, the Philippines will look to end another sorry record when they meet Thailand in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup.
"Hungry" Azkals can down Thailand - Dooley
01-Dec-2014
Philippines coach Thomas Dooley believes his players will have the hunger and desire to beat high-flying Thailand in the two-legged semi-final of the AFF Suzuki Cup.
Philippines look to regain vital spark ahead of semis
29-Nov-2014
There was no sequel to 2010's "Miracle in Hanoi" for a flat Philippines side on Friday against Vietnam, but coach Thomas Dooley believes his players can get their mojo back for the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup.
Vietnam 3 Philippines 1
28-Nov-2014
Former champions Vietnam stormed into the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Friday after beating already-qualified Philippines 3-1 at My Dinh Stadium.�۬
Vietnam hoping for more Cong Vinh magic
27-Nov-2014
Former champions Vietnam can book a spot in the last four of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Friday by securing a point from their final Group A match against already-qualified Philippines, who have beaten them at the last two editions.
Azkals tear up record books
26-Nov-2014
Philippines completed the journey from whipping boys to genuine title contenders with their record-breaking 4-0 victory over four-time finalists Indonesia and reached the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals for the third straight time on Tuesday.
Philippines 4 Indonesia 0
25-Nov-2014
Philippines roared into the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup for the third straight time on Tuesday with a comfortable 4-0 victory over a disappointing Indonesia side who created little in the 90 minutes.
Azkals look to channel Pacquiao power
24-Nov-2014
Philippines, inspired by national hero Manny Pacquiao's latest boxing victory, hope to land a knockout blow on Indonesia in their AFF Suzuki Cup clash on...
Philippines profit from inspired substitution
23-Nov-2014
Philippines coach Thomas Dooley has pointed to the art of timely substitutions as a factor in the two-time semi-finalists 4-1 victory over Laos in the Group A opener of the AFF...
Philippines 4 Laos 1
22-Nov-2014
Substitute Patrick Reichelt scored twice as two-time semi-finalists Philippines came from behind to beat qualifiers Laos 4-1 in the opening Group A game of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday.
Opening game vital for us, says Azkals' Dooley
21-Nov-2014
Philippines coach Thomas Dooley has labelled the opening Group A match of the AFF Suzuki Cup against qualifiers Laos on Saturday as "the most important of the tournament" for the two-time semi-finalists.
Teams poised for Group A battle royale
20-Nov-2014
Former champions Vietnam and four-time finalists Indonesia will be hoping to revive their fortunes after lacklustre campaigns two years ago with the Philippines looking to build...
AFF Suzuki Cup Memories - Rise of the Azkals
17-Nov-2014
In the final edition on the most significant matches in the history of the AFF Suzuki Cup, we look back to the Philippines' match against Vietnam in 2012 when the Azkals continued...
Azkals eye AFF Suzuki Cup glory
16-Nov-2014
After reaching the semi-finals at the past two editions of the AFF Suzuki Cup, the Philippines will be looking to continue their upward trend in the 2014 tournament, where they find themselves in Group A with Indonesia, Laos...
Thailand gallop to victory over Philippines
10-Nov-2014
A youthful Thailand side fired a warning to their AFF Suzuki Cup challengers with an impressive 3-0 home victory over the Philippines on Sunday...
AFF Suzuki Cup build-up nearing crescendo
06-Nov-2014
Teams are putting the finishing touches to their preparations for this month's AFF Suzuki Cup with training camps and warm-up matches.
Azkals' De Jong to miss AFF Suzuki Cup
27-Oct-2014
Midfielder Jason De Jong has pulled out of the Philippines squad ahead of the AFF Suzuki Cup in November.
Azkals rank number one in ASEAN
24-Oct-2014
Philippines are headed towards next month's AFF Suzuki Cup as the highest-placed ASEAN team in the FIFA World Ranking.
Hartmann shines in Azkals win
15-Oct-2014
Striker Mark Hartmann starred with four goals as the Philippines put their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup firmly back on track with a 5-0 victory over Papua New Guinea...
Myanmar stun Philippines as Singapore, Vietnam win
08-Sep-2014
Myanmar boosted their confidence ahead of next month's AFF Suzuki Cup qualifying tournament with a 3-2 extra-time victory over hosts Philippines in the Peace Cup...
Philippines, Myanmar hit goal trail
04-Sep-2014
Both the Philippines and Myanmar enjoyed big wins on Wednesday as their preparations for the AFF Suzuki Cup 2014...
Teams shuffle coaches ahead of AFF Suzuki Cup
07-Jul-2014
There has been something of a managerial merry-go-round since the last AFF Suzuki Cup with the leading ASEAN nations employing new coaching staff...
Weiss accepts defeat and looks ahead
13-Dec-2012
Philippines coach Michael Weiss has accepted that his side came out second best in their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final against Singapore but they will have little time to dwell on their 1-0 aggregate defeat as they prepare for their next big challenge in March...
Azkals still a work in progress: Weiss
12-Dec-2012
Despite leading the Philippines to their second consecutive appearance in the last four of the AFF Suzuki Cup, coach Michael Weiss has admitted that there is still much work to be done before the country can be regarded as a real Asean footballing power...
Singapore 1 Philippines 0
12-Dec-2012
Khairul Amri fired home the only goal of a tight contest as three-time champions Singapore booked their place in the AFF Suzuki Cup final with a 1-0 victory over the Philippines at the Jalan Besar Stadium on Wednesday...
A battle of experience against desire
11-Dec-2012
Philippines coach Michael Weiss feels that his team's AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final clash against Singapore could come down to a battle between experience and desire as the two evenly-matched sides prepare to square off on Wednesday in the second leg at the Jalan Besar Stadium...
Azkals to play "waiting game" in Singapore
10-Dec-2012
Philippines coach Michael Weiss reckons the compact Jalan Besar Stadium, venue for the return leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final with Singapore on Wednesday, could suit his team...
Mind your language' Philippine-style
10-Dec-2012
With English, German, Finnish, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, and, last but certainly not least, native Filipino-speaking players on their squad, the Philippine Azkals are a virtual Tower of Babel...
Philippines 0 Singapore 0
09-Dec-2012
Singapore had the upper hand against a tentative Philippine side on Saturday night but could only muster a scoreless draw in the opening leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila...
Philippines will play better in Singapore: Weiss
09-Dec-2012
It's all to play for in the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final between the Philippines and Singapore after a goalless draw between the teams in the first leg at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Saturday...
Singapore aim to end Azkals' dream
07-Dec-2012
Despite their two recent losses in friendly matches with the Philippines, Singapore national coach Radojko Avramovic said on Friday they do not intend to leave Manila without a win when the teams clash in the first leg of their AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium...
Boost for Philippines as Guirado, Cagara receive green light for semi
05-Dec-2012
Overseas-based players Angel Guirado and Dennis Cagara have been released by their respective clubs and will be back in harness for the first leg of the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final between the Philippines and Singapore in Manila on Saturday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium...
Fans can play big part, says Azkals boss Palami
05-Dec-2012
The Philippines are hoping that an expected full-house crowd at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila will act as their 12th man for the hugely anticipated AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final clash with three-time winners Singapore on Saturday...
Scene set for blockbuster semi-finals in AFF Suzuki Cup
04-Dec-2012
Defending champions Malaysia meet three-time champions Thailand and former winners Singapore take on fast-improving Philippines in the semi-final first legs of the AFF Suzuki Cup this weekend as South-East Asia's leading tournament builds to a crescendo...
Azkals sweating on availability of key players for Singapore semi
03-Dec-2012
The Philippines' management have been working the phones since the Azkals qualified from Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Friday in a bid to obtain releases for their overseas-based players to play in the two-legged semi-final against Singapore...
Football coming home to Philippines with AFF Suzuki Cup semi-final
01-Dec-2012
The Philippines' reward for finishing second in Group A is a first-ever home match in the AFF Suzuki Cup, a prospect that has thrilled the players...
Philippines 2 Myanmar 0
01-Dec-2012
The Philippines stormed into the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup with a deserved 2-0 victory over a battling Myanmar side at Bangkok's Supachalasai Stadium on Friday...
Philippines target victory to advance from Group A
29-Nov-2012
Philippines will come out with all guns blazing against Myanmar on Friday as they go in hunt of the victory that will ensure them a semi-final spot in the AFF Suzuki Cup for a second straight time...
Change of venue for Philippines-Myanmar clash
28-Nov-2012
The Supachalasai Stadium in Bangkok has been chosen to replace the Muang Thong Stadium as the second venue for the final match day in Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Friday, November 30...
Philippines boss Weiss hails courageous Reichelt
28-Nov-2012
Lion-hearted Patrick Reichelt has battled back from a career-threatening injury to star for the Philippines at the AFF Suzuki Cup...
Philippines 1 Vietnam 0
27-Nov-2012
The Philippines continued to haunt Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup on Tuesday with a dramatic 1-0 victory in Group A at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium that kick-started their campaign after an opening loss to Thailand...
Weiss invokes warrior spirit ahead of Vietnam "battle"
26-Nov-2012
Philippine coach Michael Weiss is ready to shuffle his pack to come up with a winning hand against Vietnam in the "do or die" Group A encounter of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Tuesday...
Group A squad lists
24-Nov-2012
Teams in Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup have finalised their 22-player squads for the tournament which kicks off on Saturday in Bangkok with Vietnam playing Myanmar followed by hosts Thailand taking on Philippines...
Thailand 2 Philippines 1
24-Nov-2012
Three-time champions Thailand turned on the style in a 2-1 victory over the Philippines on Saturday to take pole position in Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup...
Schafer warns Thailand of Philippines' power
23-Nov-2012
Thailand coach Winfried Schafer is wary of the threat posed by 2010 shock troops Philippines, who the three-time champions meet in Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup on Saturday...
Fulham recall scuppers Etheridge's Azkal hopes
22-Nov-2012
Neil Etheridge's hopes of playing for the Philippines in this year's AFF Suzuki Cup appear to have ended after the Azkals goalkeeper was recalled by English Premier League side Fulham from a loan spell at Bristol Rovers on Wednesday...
Etheridge gets green light for AFF Suzuki Cup
21-Nov-2012
Philippines' first-choice goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has been cleared to play in the AFF Suzuki Cup, according to his club side Bristol Rovers...
Group A "too close to call"
20-Nov-2012
There could just as well be a banner in the changing rooms at Bangkok's Rajamangala Stadium proclaiming "Welcome to the Group of Death", such is the relative strength and current form of Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar who will contest Group A of the AFF Suzuki Cup...
Timely boost for Philippines as overseas stars cleared to play
17-Nov-2012
There was more good news for the Philippines just a day after their morale-boosting 1-0 victory over Singapore with team manager Dan Palami telling local media that several overseas-based players would be available for the AFF Suzuki Cup...
Sacapano stars in Philippines victory
16-Nov-2012
Philippines completed an historic double over Singapore and handed themselves a big psychological boost ahead of this month's AFF Suzuki Cup with a hard-fought 1-0 victory in Cebu City on Thursday...
Lions head to Cebu after Shimizu loss
12-Nov-2012
After wrapping up a week-long training camp in Japan, Singapore have travelled south to Cebu where they will face the Philippines on Thursday in their penultimate warm-up match for the AFF Suzuki Cup...
Weiss backs Philippines to shine despite loss of overseas stars
10-Nov-2012
Philippines have suffered a blow to their chances just two weeks ahead of the AFF Suzuki Cup with coach Michael Weiss revealing that several key players will miss at least the early stages of the tournament...
Philippines no longer "underdogs", says Palami
30-Oct-2012
Philippines have discarded the tag of "underdogs" and instead will go into the AFF Suzuki Cup as "dark horses", according to team manager Dan Palami...
Etheridge named in Philippines squad but doubtful starter
25-Oct-2012
First-choice goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has been included in the Philippines’ preliminary squad for the AFF Suzuki Cup although it is likely he will miss at least the group matches...
Azkals Etheridge in doubt for AFF Suzuki Cup
22-Oct-2012
With Neil Etheridge extending his loan contract with Bristol Rovers until Christmas, the highly rated goalkeeper could miss the Philippines campaign in the AFF Suzuki Cup...
Philippines boosted by draw with Bahrain
13-Oct-2012
Philippines, semi-finalists in 2010, continue to impress ahead of November's AFF Suzuki Cup, a 0-0 away draw with Bahrain on Friday night the latest in a good run of results...
Younghusband brothers back in the fold
03-Oct-2012
Brothers Phil and James Younghusband, the pin-up boys of Philippine football, are back in the frame for November's AFF Suzuki Cup after being included in the Azkals squad for an 11-day training camp in Bahrain...

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