Philippines Football Team on the Rise


In the upcoming Pinatar Cup 2023, which will take place from February 15 to February 21, 2023, at the Pinatar Arena in San Pedro del Pintanar, Murcia, Spain, the Filipinas of the Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) will put their skills to the test against three teams from Europe. The competition will serve as a warm-up for the much-anticipated FIFA Women’s World Cup, which will be held in July and August and be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

In the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the Filipinas will compete against New Zealand, Norway, and Switzerland in Group A. In the meantime, they will compete against Wales, Scotland, and Iceland in Spain’s Pintanar Cup. On February 15 (February 16 Manila Time), they will play Wales in their first match at the Pinatar Arena. At the same venue, they will play Scotland on February 18 and Iceland on February 21. Continue reading Philippines Football Team on the Rise

Qatar-Based Artist from Philippines Adds Magic to FIFA World Cup


Qatar-based artist from the Philippines, Michael Conjusta describes himself as an artist, Interior Decorative, Painter, Body and Face Painting, Music Lover, and Visual Artist on Instagram. One reason behind his absence on his social media profile is that he is a fan of Lionel Messi from Argentina.

Michael Conjusta wanted to be a doctor and serve humanity by reaching out to the sick and people who need medical attention. Three decades later Michael isn’t supported by syringes, stethoscopes, and other tools that are a part of the medical profession. Instead, he is seen with brushes and paints. Continue reading Qatar-Based Artist from Philippines Adds Magic to FIFA World Cup


MANILA – Kaya Futbol Club-Iloilo cruised to a solo lead in the 2022-2023 Philippines Football League via a 4-1 victory over Maharlika Manila Football Club over the weekend at the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite. Eric Ben Giganto struck twice while Daizo Horikoshi and Marco Casambre added a conversion each.  The Iloilo City-based booters improved to 24 points behind eight wins and two draws. Maharlika has a point after 11 games.

Horikoshi drew first blood for the Yu Hoshide-mentored Kaya Iloilo as he connected from close range at the fifth minute. Giganto doubled the lead at the 35th minute with his connection from the right flank. Just before the halftime break, Kaya-Iloilo widened the lead further to three as defender Casambre knocked down his first goal of the League as he squarely hit the header into the back of the net. Continue reading KAYA-ILOILO PREVAILS OVER MAHARLIKA MANILA IN PFL


After three weeks since their last game, United City got their 2022-2023 Philippines Football League campaign back on track with a 4-2 victory over Stallion Laguna, Saturday evening, at the Binan Football Stadium. Kenshiro Daniels broke the deadlock in the 11th minute when he scored via a header off a corner. Up 1-0 by halftime, the defending champions went on a rampage after the break.

Daniel told reporters that as a team, they performed alright. He went further and added that they got a bit sloppy towards the end. However, according to him, that wasn’t anywhere close to their best game but he will be satisfied that they duid what they needed to do. Amirbek Juraboev tapped home Pika Minegishi’s assist in the 50th minute while Argentinian midfielder Ricardo Sendra gave United City a three-goal cushion with a fine finish in the 64th minute. Continue reading           UNITED CITY RETURN TO ACTION WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER STALLION LAGUNA


The local domestic scene returns as the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) announces the official kickoff date of the Philippines Football League brought to you by Qatar Airways Season 2022-2023 on 14 August 2022 at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila. The season will run from August 2022 to May 2023 as the PFL aligns its league fixtures with the AFC competitions calendar beginning next year. The first two rounds will be played from August to November 2022 followed by the third and fourth rounds scheduled for January to May 2023.

For the first time since the onset of the pandemic, league matches will be played in several venues across the country with the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium in Manila, Biñan Football Stadium in Biñan, Laguna, City of Imus Grandstand in Imus, Cavite, and the PFF National Training Center in Carmona, Cavite as the initial match venues. Additionally, the league, through the initiative of the clubs, will hold select matches at the Dynamic Herb Sports Complex in Cebu, the New Clark City Stadium in Pampanga, and the Iloilo Sports Complex in Iloilo. Continue reading                       PHILIPPINES FOOTBALL LEAGUE SEASON 2022-2023 HAS KICKED OFF

                            MATCH REPORT: KAYA FC – ILOILO 1-0 STALLION LAGUNA FC


Kaya-Iloilo moved a win from retaining the Copa Paulino Alcantara title after edging out Stallion-Laguna, 1-0, in their rain-drenched semifinal held Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at the PFF National Training Centre in Carmona, Cavite. Daizo Horikoshi, the tournament’s top goalscorer, produced the winner in the 86th minute as Kaya progressed to its fourth consecutive Final after surviving a gallant stand of the tough Stallion side.

Horikoshi’s sixth goal allowed Kaya to extend its unbeaten run in domestic competitions to 16 straight matches dating back to the shortened 2020 Philippines Football League season. The holders will look to lift the Copa trophy for the second straight year when they face United City FC on Sunday. United City also needed a 1-0 win to beat Dynamic Herb Cebu in the other semis match. Kaya has appeared in all championship matches of the annual cup competition named after the great FC Barcelona striker, winning twice during the inaugural run in 2018 over the Davao Aguilas and in 2021 against the Azkals Development Team. Continue reading                             MATCH REPORT: KAYA FC – ILOILO 1-0 STALLION LAGUNA FC


The qualification campaign for the 2023 Asian Cup tournament resumes this week with third round matches and Philippines soccer would be a participant. The third round of the 2023 Asian Cup is a group format and the Philippines are in Group B alongside Yemen, hosts Mongolia and Palestine.

The Philippines will start their third round qualifiers against Yemen at the MFF Football Centre in Ulaanbaatar on Wednesday. On the same day, Palestine will take on hosts Mongolia at the same venue to complete the first set of games in Group. Philippines soccer has suffered on the international scene in recent times with two successive defeats against Malaysia and Singapore in March. Continue reading PHILIPPINES RESUME A/CUP QUALIFIERS AGAINST YEMEN


The Syrians were one of the six nations who failed to qualify for the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament despite reaching the third round stage of the Asian qualifiers. Apart from Syria, the other teams are China People’s Republic (China PR), Oman, Iraq, Lebanon and Vietnam. It must be pointed out that either one from Australia and the United Arab Emirates or both could still miss out on Qatar 2022 from the third round of the Asian qualifiers.

The United Arab Emirates and Australia finished third in Group A and Group B respectively in the third round of the Asian qualifiers ahead of this year’s World Cup. The two teams will face each other in a playoff in June with the winner scheduled to take on South American side Peru in the inter-confederation playoffs in the same month. Continue reading QATAR: HOW SYRIA FAILED TO QUALIFY


The Philippines are on a two-match losing run after suffering back-to-back defeats during the international break last month. Philippines Soccer suffered a major setback with the defeats to Malaysia and Singapore last month.

Philippines Soccer had built a winning momentum with victories over Timor-Leste and Myanmar in December 2021 before the two international friendlies last month. The Philippines had two wins from their last three games before the matches against Malaysia and Singapore. The 2-1 defeat to Thailand was sandwiched between the Timor-Leste and Myanmar games. Continue reading PHILIPPINES ON TWO-MATCH LOSING RUN