Azkals settle for 1-1 draw with Indonesia

Glendale G. Rosal 11/22/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Patrick Reichelt tallied his 15th international goal after scoring the Philippine Azkals’ lone goal in last Tuesday evening’s 1-1 draw against Indonesia in the second round of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the Rizal…

Azkals clip Afghans in FIFA friendly at Rizal Memorial Stadium

Glendale G. Rosal 09/13/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Men’s National Football Team, or the Philippine Azkals earned a come-from-behind victory against Afghanistan, 2-1, in their FIFA friendly match at the Rizal Memorial Stadium on Tuesday evening, September 12, 2023.…

Azkals face Chinese-Taipei anew in FIFA Intl Match Windows friendly 

Glendale G. Rosal 08/18/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Men’s National Football Team or the Philippine Azkals will face Chinese-Taipei anew in the FIFA International Match Windows in September.  The Azkals also hosted the Taiwanese national football team last June…

After failing in 2022, Azkals try to qualify for 2026 FIFA World Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 07/28/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Azkals will try their luck in the second round of qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It can be recalled that the Azkals blew their 2022 FIFA World Cup aspirations…

Azkals move up in FIFA men’s world rankings, now 3rd best nat’l football team in Southeast Asia

Glendale G. Rosal 07/02/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Men’s National Football Team or the Philippine Azkals climbed one place higher in the latest FIFA men’s world rankings.  The Philippines which ranked No. 136 in the FIFA world rankings last…

Azkals split international friendlies after bitter loss to Taiwan at home

Glendale G. Rosal 06/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—- The Philippine Azkals sealed their back-to-back international friendlies with one victory and one defeat after losing to Chinese Taipei, 3-2, last Monday evening, June 19, 2023, at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Riding the momentum…

Azkals lineup for two friendlies revealed

Dale Rosal 06/07/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine National Men’s Football Team, or the Philippine Azkals, revealed its official line-up for the back-to-back friendlies the team will be playing at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.  The Azkals will play against Nepal on…

Azkals to face Nepal, Taiwan in tune-up matches at Rizal Memorial Stadium in June

Glendale G. Rosal 05/31/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Philippine men’s football team or Philippine Azkals will have fitting tune-up matches ahead of their FIFA World Cup/AFC Asian Cup joint preliminary qualifiers later this year. The Azkals will go up against Nepal…

21 booters called up for Azkals training camp

Dale Rosal 03/14/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Azkals revealed the 21-man players called up for their training camp for the back-to-back friendlies against Kuwait and Jordan later this month.  This will be the first friendlies and second international football match the…

Azkals call up Cebu FC forward, 2 Cebuanos, 42 others to join training pool for AFF tournament

Glendale G. Rosal 11/18/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A total of 45 booters have been called up by the Philippine men’s football team or the Philippine Azkals for their national training pool for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup…

Game, set, match, language

Inez Ponce de leon - @inquirerdotnet 09/14/2022

I do research on nationalism and sports, particularly on how Filipinos react online to sports-related events that challenge their notions of nationhood. I started this years ago with research on the half-blood issue that plagued the Philippine…

PFL: CFC, ADT settle for draw

Dale Rosal 09/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Cebu Football Club (CFC) Gentle Giants and the Azkals Development Team (ADT)  played to a scoreless draw in their tightly fought match in the Philippines Football League (PFL) last Saturday, September 3, 2022, at…

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