Football

  • 4th Ceres Cup breaks own record anew with 465 teams

    Following the 420 teams record set last year, the Ceres Cup broke own record anew with 465 teams competing in the 2-day 4th Ceres Cup on May 20-21, 2017 at the North Field, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College Football Field and Sta. Maria Football Field – all in Talisay City. 

    Started with 306 teams in 2014, Ceres Cup has grown tremendously through the years – expecting more than 10,000 players, coaches and parents coming over for the weekend’s tournament.

  • Anton Del Rosario now booked for Neymar Jr’s signature football tournament!

    February 13, 2016 (MANILA, Philippines) – Neymar Jr’s Five is the Brazilian forward’s signature football tournament – and a truly global phenomenon. Across six continents and more than 50 countries, five-a-side teams battle it out in 10-minute matches with a twist. Every time one team scores, the opposition loses a player, which makes it fast, technical, tactical – and unique in the world of football. More than 65,000 players from 47 countries signed up to play in the first year of Neymar Jr's Five and 2017 promises to be even bigger.

  • Arsene Wenger's Arsenal still showing scars from 2006 Champions League final defeat

    It's 20 years since Arsene Wenger was appointed by Arsenal but European glory still eludes him. Nick Wright examines a history of underachievement on the continent and ponders the psychological effects of losing the 2006 Champions League final to Barcelona.

  • Checkatrade Trophy round-up: Several Premier League academies crash out

    West Ham U21s did little to improve the current morale at the east London club as they were beaten 3-0 by Wycombe. Adebayo Akinfenwa, Scott Kashket and Nick Freeman were on target for the League Two side, while there were also defeats for the academies of Premier League sides Middlesbrough, Everton, West Brom and Stoke.

  • DAVAO AGUILAS FC: DAVAO AGUILAS FC ALL SET FOR ITS FIRST HOME GAME IN TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE AGAINST JPV MARIKINA

    TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE: Davao Aguilas FC is all set for its first home game for the Philippines Football League (PFL), to be held at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex on Sunday, May 14, 2017.  They will be going up against JPV Marikina, which was previously part of the UFL. 

  • DAVAO AGUILAS FC: DAVAO AGUILAS FC ATTRACTS A CROWD OF 4,384 IN ITS FIRST HOME GAME IN TAGUM

    TAGUM, DAVAO DEL NORTE: Davao Aguilas Football Club (DAFC) attracted a crowd of 4,384 in its first home game at the Davao del Norte Sports Complex, which was the largest crowd drawn for any match in the newly started Philippines Football League (PFL).

  • DLSU Lady Archers complete perfect football season

    DE LA SALLE completed a nine-match sweep with a 3-1 conquest of University of Santo Tomas, 3-1, for its ninth championship in the UAAP Season 79 women’s football tournament Sunday night at the Rizal Memorial Stadium.

    It was a glorious campaign for the Lady Archers, who went undefeated to end a seven-year title drought.

  • Gadia Shares Historic Zamboanga Experience

    The match between the Loyola Meralco Sparks and Green Archers United last Friday marked the first ever United Football League match played outside of Metro Manila. The partnership with the Philippine Marine Corps not only facilitated a historic moment in Philippine football, it marked an important trip for highly regarded youngster Daniel Gadia.

  • Global looks to build on winning AFC Cup start

    Started slow in the match, Global eventually broke through before the opening half came to a close, with skipper Misagh Bahadoran finding the net off a fine cross from teammate Matthew Hartmann in the 39th minute to go up, 1-0.

    Boosted by its strong finish in the first half, “The People’s Club,” as Global is referred to, continued to take it to Mangwe, getting into scoring position a couple of times but was not able to convert.

  • Global plays Home United in ASEAN zonal semis

    FOLLOWING an impressive showing in group play of the 2017 AFC Cup where it topped Group F, local club Global Cebu FC kicks its campaign to a higher gear beginning today with the start of their two-leg ASEAN zonal semifinals against Singapore’s Home United FC.

  • GlutaMAX Men endorser Bahadoran to be feted in PSA Awards 2017

    GlutaMAX Men endorser Misagh Bahadoran, Miguel Tabuena, and Jeordan Dominguez are among the top athletes to be recognized by the Philippine Sportswriters Association during its Annual Awards Night presented by MILO and San Miguel on Feb. 13 at the Le Pavillon in Pasay City.

  • Marikina pips Davao Aguilas in Football League thriller

    TAGUM CITY - JPV Marikina edged Davao Aguilas in a five-goal thriller last Sunday to climb to third in the Philippines Football League table at Davao del Norte Sports Complex.

    Goals from Takashi Odawara, Boyet Canedo and Takumi Uesato proved enough to spoil the Aguilas’ home debut, witnessed by a league-record 4,300 spectators.

  • Mauricio Pochettino hails in-form Heung-Min Son after Tottenham beat CSKA Moscow

    Mauricio Pochettino says Heung-Min Son is "on fire" after the forward scored the winner in Tottenham's 1-0 victory over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.

  • Meralco coach: We have to develop killer instinct

    SITTING on top of the table two weeks into the inaugural Philippines Football League season, FC Meralco Manila coach Aris Caslib feels his squad has yet to play to its potential after toiling to a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over newcomer Ilocos United last Saturday at Rizal Memorial Stadium. 

    Goals from new signing Tyler Matas and Jake Morallo in each half completed another fightback for the Manila side, which fell behind on former Meralco player and now Ilocos striker Graham Caygill’s 13th minute strike. 

  • New dawn for football

    DEVELOPMENT of Philippine football is set to get added push with the establishment of a “truly national and professional league” in the country -- the Philippines Football League (PFL) -- which one football analyst describes as the “next logical step.”

    Formally launched last Friday at the Shangri-La at the Fort, the PFL is the culmination of what proponents said is four years of making a dream of taking the growth of the sport of football to another plane a reality.

  • Neymar Jr’s Five Kicks off to Incredible Start with Qualifier A

    Feb 20, 2016 (MANILA, Philippines) – On Saturday, February 18th 2017, 6 teams squared off for in the Qualifier A matches for the Neymar Jr’s Five. The afternoon saw many exciting matches, including the semi-final contest between Kidzania and Laro, which saw the latter taking the win with a score of 4:0.

    Team Captain Anton Del Rosario commented, “The qualifier today was a great time. Had to learn the game and adjust tactics as we were all new to it. Amazing that Red Bull has gotten involved in the football scene. It’s something we need more of.”

  • No vanity for Misagh

    For Iranian-Filipino footballer Misagh Bahadoran, being clean and neat is not vanity. 

    The forward for Global FC and winger for the Philippines national team, does not even wear perfume. So when actress and model Sam Pinto, who Misagh has been dating since December 2015, asked what his perfume was, Misagh just laughed.

  • PH hosts Hong Kong in rugby tourney

    THE 2016 Transcom Cup between the Philippines and the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union kicks off this weekend in Calamba, Laguna.

  • USLS defends NOPSSCEA men’s football

    IT was a great year 2016 for the University of St. La Salle Varsity Team Stingers after winning two consecutive titles in just a week span by sweeping University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos Rams yesterday to successfully defend their crown in the 36th NOPSSCEA men’s football at the Panaad Park and Stadium.

    The La Sallian side clinched their first win on Saturday in the best-of-3 finals with a 1-nil triumph over the Rams on Joshua Dotusme’s goal before finally taking down their rivals on Sunday, 4-nil behind the goals from Harunori Aoki, Nessi Ramos and Regie Cisneros.