Filipinas climb to 38th place in FIFA world rankings 

Glendale G. Rosal 12/23/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Philippine Women’s National Football Team is now ranked No. 38 in the latest FIFA women’s world rankings.  Filipinas ascended six places up in FIFA’s latest rankings as of December, a fitting end…

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…

Stajcic will no longer coach Philippine women’s football team

Glendale G. Rosal 08/01/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Alen Stajcic, the Philippine Women’s National Team head coach, and assistant coach Nahuel Arrarte will not sign a contract extension with the team. This was despite the Filipinas’ promising FIFA Women’s World…

Filipinas eye takedown of fancied Norwegians for place in KO stage

Jonas Terrado - @inquirerdotnet 07/30/2023

The position coach Alen Stajcic and the Philippines are at in this upset-filled Fifa (International Association Football Federation) Women’s World Cup is something they are not only appreciating but one they would not like to waste. “I’m…

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…

Filipinas bare roster for Aussie camp ahead of World Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 06/15/2023

  CEBU CITY, Philippines– The Philippine Women’s National Football Team, or Filipinas has bared its roster of provisional players that will compete in a pre-World Cup camp in Sydney, Australia a month before the 2023 FIFA Women’s…

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…

Argentina’s World Cup heroes airlifted in helicopters as street party overflows

Reuters 12/21/2022

BUENOS AIRES – Argentina’s World Cup heroes had to abandon an open-top bus parade in Buenos Aires on Tuesday as millions of ecstatic fans flooded onto the streets and brought the city to a standstill, with Lionel…

Magical Messi hoists World Cup after final for the ages

Reuters 12/19/2022

LUSAIL, Qatar – As fireworks exploded and some 80,000 people roared, Lionel Messi smiled. His Argentina soccer shirt covered by the bisht the Emir of Qatar had just draped him in – the cape reserved for top…

Ronaldo says dedication to Portugal unchanged but will ‘let time be a good adviser’

Reuters 12/12/2022

Dec 11 (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo said on Sunday that he had always been dedicated to being a part of the Portuguese national team, which was knocked out of the World Cup a day earlier, but he was coy…

PWNFT opens training camp in California for Women’s World Cup

Glendale G. Rosal 08/31/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After a month-and-a-half rest, the Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT), or the Filipinas have started their training camp in Irvine, California to prepare for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. It can…

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