FOOTBALL

For the benefit of fans of the Philippine National Football team, I have separated stories about it in this section for those who may not otherwise have any reason to visit this site other than to read about the team. At the bottom of this page, there are also various articles about local and world football.  For articles about my football teams, please go to the SCHOOL section.

AFC CHALLENGE CUP 2012
  1. 2012 AFC Challenge Cup: A Preview for the Philippines
  2. Azkals and Mongols Collide
  3. Azkals Come from Behind vs Tajikistan, Make Challenge Cup Semis
  4. Azkals Lose Heartbreak Semis vs Turkmenistan
  5. Azkals Nip Palestine to win Third in AFC Challenge Cup
  6. Azkals Qualify for Next Challenge Cup Stage in Style
  7. Azkals vs Turkmenistan: the Morning After
  8. Better That We Lost to Mongolia
  9. No Dream Result for Azkals vs DPR Korea
  10. Philippines 2 Mongolia 0; Go Pinoy!!!
  11. Philippines Scrapes Through Despite Mongolia Loss
  12. Random Thoughts on the Mongolia Game
  13. Younghusband Brace vs India Revives Azkals’ Hope for Semis
WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFIERS
  1. Against Kuwait, We Are the Winners!
  2. How the Devil Did This Happen?
  3. Sri Lanka World Cup Primer
  4. The Azkals' Long Road to the World Cup 2014
  5. The Azkals in a Hypothetical World Cup 3rd Round Scenario
  6. The Will to Compete
  7. Ugly Football vs Kuwait Will Be Beautiful!
  8. WC Qualifier: Philippines 4 Sri Lanka 0
  9. WC Qualifer: Sri Lanka 1 Philippines 1
  10. Welcome Kuwait into Istanbul, Not Manila!
  11. Whatever People Say, Kuwait is Beatable!
SUZUKI CUP 2010
  1. A Philippine Team of Homegrown Talents?
  2. Indonesia Has Not Won This Yet!
  3. In McMenemy We Trust!
  4. Jakarta Is Not Necessarily A Disadvantage
  5. McMenemy: Not a False Dawn in Philippine Football?
  6. Philippines: It Does Not End Tonight; It Begins!
  7. Quiet Indonesians! It's the Lupang Hinirang!
  8. Vietnam and Calisto Go Lie Dazed Somewhere!
SEAGAMES 2011
  1. Azkals v Myanmar: Promise in a Losing Effort
  2. Insights After the Azkals U-23 SEA Games Loss to Brunei
  3. Number 11 Beloya Wins Game for Azkals vs Laos on 11-11-11
  4. The PHL Under-23 Football Team for the SEAGames
  5. What Losing to Timor Leste Tells Us
  6. What Would You Do If Jesus Christ Played for Vietnam?
FEATURES
  1. All Is Not Well Among the Azkals?
  2. A Weiss Choice Over McMenemy?
  3. Filipinos If They Say So
  4. Ian Araneta in an Air Force Jersey
  5. James Yap
  6. Media and the Beautiful Game
  7. Neil Etheridge Makes Football History in the Europa League
  8. The Etheridge Factor
  9. The National Alis-Pain Team
  10. The Understated James Younghusband
  11. Two Filipino Issues With the Game of Football
  12. Younghusbands and Youngwives; Etheridge and Etherbrides
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES
  1. Azkals and LA Galaxy Fulfill Night of Dreams
  2. Azkals and Madrileños in a Sendong Benefit Match
  3. Azkals Defeat Guam 3-nil in Independence Day Encounter
  4. Azkals Lose Penalty Shootout to Incheon FC
  5. Azkals Lose to Roos; But Don’t Blame Araneta
  6. Azkals Rout High-Flying Nepal, 4-0
  7. Azkals’ 2-all Draw With Indonesia Feels Like a Win
  8. Getting Tactics Right for the Azkals Against Al Ahli
  9. International Friendly: Singapore 2 Philippines 0
  10. Random Insights on a 1st Half (Malaysia v PHL)
LONG TENG CUP 2011
  1. Goalless Stalemate Between Philippine Azkals and Chinese Taipei
  2. Philippines 2 Macau 0 in Long Teng Cup Final Match
  3. Philippines 3 Hong Kong 3 in the Long Teng Cup
  4. Positives from the Long Teng Cup
TRAINING MATCHES
  1. Azkals Lose!
WORLD AND LOCAL FOOTBALL
WORLD
  1. Azkals Lose!
  2. A London Derby and a Crazy EPL Season
  3. Arsenal’s Big Guns Spiked
  4. David Beckham: It’s Complicated
  5. Don't Count Out Uruguay
  6. Finally, Business Savvy in the Anfield Board Room
  7. Gory, Gory Man United!
  8. Indonesia and Malaysia, Roles Reversed
  9. Home of the Brave
  10. King Kenny Is Back to Finish What He Started
  11. Luis Suarez, Patrice Evra and the Great Racism Fuss
  12. Michael Who?
  13. Olé España, Olé Tiki-Taka!
  14. Steven Gerrard, Loss of Form and Shankly’s Tenets
  15. The Great Liverpool, Man United Rivalry
  16. The World Cup
  17. Torres Is History
  18. What Say Calisto About the Parked Jumbo?
LOCAL
  1. A Different Level of Bad
  2. Air Force Wins 2011 UFL Cup in Fairy Tale Final
  3. A Layman’s Guide to Pundits’ Football Jargon
  4. Party Spikes
  5. The Air Force Football Philosophy Earns a Cup Final
  6. They Don't Tell You Secrets
  7. Where Are the Spikes?

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