PHILIPPINES EYEING ASIAN CUP 2023 SLOT

The target for Philippines Soccer is a spot at the Asian Cup 2023 tournament in China after missing out on qualification for next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament on Qatari soil.


Philippines Soccer won’t be represented at the World Cup tournament in Qatar next year after the country failed to move past the second round stage. Philippines Soccer featured in Group A of the second round qualifiers for Qatar 2022 in the Asian section alongside the likes of Guam, Syria, Maldives and China PR. Continue reading “PHILIPPINES EYEING ASIAN CUP 2023 SLOT”

SYRIA STAY BOTTOM AFTER LEBANON DEFEAT

Syria are rooted to the bottom of the Group A standings for the third round of the Asian World Cup qualifiers ahead of the tournament next year after their latest defeat. The Syrians ended on the wrong side of a five-goal thriller at home to Lebanon.


Lebanon boosted their hopes of qualifying automatically for the World Cup tournament on Qatari soil with a 3-2 win over hosts Syria. Omar Kharbi scored the opener for the hosts before MohamedKdouhstruck twice in added time of first half.The brace for Kdouh gave Lebanon a 2-1 lead at the half-time break. Continue reading “SYRIA STAY BOTTOM AFTER LEBANON DEFEAT”

WHY PHILIPPINES WON’T BE IN QATAR

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Philippines Soccer won’t be represented when hostilities begin at the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar at the end of next year after the country’s senior national team failed to go beyond the second round of qualifiers as far as the Asian continent is concerned.

In the first round, a lot of the teams on the continent were drawn bye and the Philippines were one of those countries. To this effect, Philippines Soccer didn’t make an appearance in the first round of the Asian qualifiers ahead of Qatar 2022. Philippines Soccer made an appearance for the first time in the Asian qualifiers ahead of the next FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar when the second round of the Asian qualifiers started. In the second round of the Asian qualifiers, the Philippines were drawn in Group A alongside Syria, Guam, Maldives and the Peoples Republic of China (China PR). Continue reading “WHY PHILIPPINES WON’T BE IN QATAR”

PFL SET FOR AUGUST 21 KICKOFF

The new Philippines Football League (PFL) season is set to kickoff on August 21 though it is dependent on the approval from the Games and Amusements Board and the Inter-Agency Task Force. The two bodies have to give their approval for the start of the new league as far as Philippines soccer is concerned.

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The plan from the PFL is to stage an home-venue-home protocol or closed-circuit setup. To this effect, the Philippines soccer body met with the representatives of the six clubs two weeks ago to discuss the start of the 2021 season.
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PHILIPPINES OUT OF QATAR 2022 RUNNING

Philippines Soccer won’t be represented at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament after the country failed to make it to the third round of the Asian qualifiers. The second round of the Asian qualifiers ended earlier this month and the Philippines missed out on qualification for the third round of the qualifiers after finishing outside the top two.

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12 teams qualified for the next round at the end of the second round of qualifiers and Philippines Soccer was conspicuously missing. Only the top two spots in the eight groups would have given the second round teams the opportunity to progress into the third round and the Philippines missed out after finishing in third spot in Group A behind China PR and leaders Syria. All the winners from the eight groups qualified automatically for the third round where they were joined by the best five teams in second position in the various groups due to host nation Qatar finishing top of their group.
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QATAR 2022 QUALIFIERS: PHILIPPINES LOSE AGAIN

The World Cup hopes of Philippines soccer is dwindling at a rapid rate after China secured a crucial victory when the two teams met earlier this week. The People’s Republic of China (China PR) were 2-0 winners at the end of their encounter with the Philippines on Monday in Group A of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) region.

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Philippines soccer had received a big lift in the quest to qualify for the next World Cup edition scheduled to take place on Asian soil following the impressive record of two wins and a draw from the first four qualifiers in Group A. The return of seven points from those four games ensured that Philippines were well placed to qualify for the next round of the qualifiers but theoptimism has evaporated after two successive defeats including the one against the Chinese team on Monday.
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PHILIPPINES: ASIAN CUP RECORD EXPOSED

Philippines Soccer made its debut at the last edition of the Asian Cup but didn’t make it past the group stage of the tournament.

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The 2019 Asian Cup was the last edition of the tournament and it was held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between January 5 and February 1 of 2019.
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QATAR 2022: WHAT PHILIPPINES MUST DO

It would be a huge understatement to say Philippines Soccer will receive a boost if the country could be one of the 32 teams at next year’s FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar. Qualification for Qatar 2022 would not only be a boost for Philippines Soccer but a massive one.

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Qatar 2022 qualification for the Philippines would even be more romantic since the tournament is being held on Asian soil. To make this happen for Philippines Soccer and its stakeholders, the senior national team will have to navigate both the second and third rounds. The possibility of a fourth round can’t be written off as well.
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PHILIPPINES: ASIAN CUP RECORD

Philippines Soccer received a major facelift when the country qualified for the Asian Cup for the first time in their history for the 2019 edition in the United Arab Emirates. The tournament was won by Qatar, who are the hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament and they used the 2019 Asian Cup tournament as a dress rehearsal for the big one scheduled to take place at the end of 2022. The 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament will start in November 21, 2022 and end in December 18, 2022. The 2019 edition of the Asian Cup was when Philippines Soccer was properly represented. Qatar defeated a more experienced team in Japan in the final to win the Asian Cup for the first time in their history. Philippines Soccer was represented in Group C, where the country faced the likes of China, Kyrgyzstan and South Korea. At the end of proceedings, Philippines finished last on the group standings, while Kyrgyzstan were third. South Korea won Group C, with a maximum nine points from the three group games, while China were second in the group with six points from the three group matches. Kyrgyzstan won three points from their three games in the group, while Philippines didn’t record any point. Despite the poor showing at the tournament in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Philippines Soccer was ably represented for the first time at an Asian Cup tournament.


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