Azkals back in PHL, face tall order vs Kuwait Thursday

by: Renee Fopalan, GMA News, July 25, 2011 
The Azkals and the Kuwait national team have arrived Sunday night for the second leg of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium on Thursday.

The Azkals, who suffered a 3-0 loss in Kuwait, played the first leg without their team captain Aly Borromeo and midfield defender Stephan Schrock. Read Full Story>>>

Know your Azkals: What it took to get to know them

by: Mav C. Gonzales,  GMA NEWS ONLINE, Thursday, July 22, 2011
Girlfriend, media impostor, sister – these are some of the things people thought I was while interviewing the Azkals. You may have enjoyed discovering the quirks and peeves of our beloved football players, but it was no easy feat to get those stories.

Between setting interviews and publishing the stories, here’s what happened as we got to know the Azkals.Read Full Story>>

Azkals face toughest foe yet in Kuwait

by: TJ Manotoc,, Friday, July 22, 2011
MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine Azkals have gone through rigorous training to prepare for their tough 2-leg match-up versus Kuwait.

If the FIFA world rankings are to be of any credible basis, Kuwait is way ahead of the Philippines

The Kuwaiti team has worked hard to earn its ranking, winning numerous titles, and even qualifying for the main tournament of the World Cup in 1982.

They won the 2010 Gulf Cup of Nations Read Full Story>>>

Underdog tag to fire up Azkals vs Kuwait

by: Olmin Leyba,, Thursday, July 21, 2011
KUWAIT CITY – The Philippine Azkals have switched roles from favorite to underdog in less than a month in the 2014 Fifa World Cup Asian Qualifiers.

From being the touted team against Sri Lanka in the first round, the Azkals now carry tag of the lesser light against top-flight Kuwait and they take it more as a challenge and test of character.
“It seems the consensus of the Kuwaiti football community is Read Full Story >>

Azkals Make Pinoys Proud Despite 2-1 Loss to Bahrain’s Olympic Team

Posted by  azkals, Azkals, News Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Philippine Azkals made an impressive performance despite ending up losing to Bahrain’s under-23 Olympic team at the National Stadium in Riffa, Bahrain. More than 5,000 Filipinos attended the match to support their national team despite the sweltering heat and humid condition of the place. Some were even present in the Stadium four hours before Read Full Story >>>