MANILA, Philippines - University of the Philippines and De La Salle face off today in a key UAAP Season 77 men’s football match for semifinal rankings at the FEU-Diliman pitch. The Fighting Maroons seek the provisional hold on the top spot against the Green Booters in what could be a possible Final Four preview at 3 p.m. University of the East and winless Adamson University collide in the curtain raiser at 1 p.m. in the penultimate day of the double-round eliminations. UP and defending champion Far Eastern University share the lead with 27 points, with the Diliman-based booters trailing behind in goal difference.
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FEU trumps La Salle, notches second straight UAAP treble
MANILA, Philippines—A third time really is a charm.
They not only notched their own back-to-back title but the Far Eastern University Tamaraws secured their second straight treble as they nipped De La Salle University 3-2 in the Finals of the UAAP Season 77 Men’s football tournament Sunday evening at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.
FEU’s women’s team won the title earlier on Sunday when it defeated University of the Philippines, 2-0, while its Juniors team won on Saturday 2-1 against Ateneo.
FEU's Korean coach has done a good job setting up a program for FEU, that starts at the junior level all the way up to both senior varsity teams. They use the same system and have the same successful results. This is a good lesson not only for the college teams but for the pro/semi-pro league and national teams as well. Start with a well structured grassroots program and make sure to consistently follow up the rest of the way in the developmental ladder up to the senior level. If we can do away with our tendency for 'ningas kugon', we could do wonders in this sport.
FEU Booters to play in World University Football Cup in China
The two-time defending UAAP football champs will test themselves against collegiate teams from all over the globe in Xiamen Bob Guerrero Published 12:42 PM, July 16, 2015
MANILA, Philippines - “Excited kami kase once-in a lifetime opportunity ito,” says FEU Tamaraw Paolo Bugas.
The midfielder, the only FEU player with a full senior international cap for the Philippines, has experienced the most glorious highs ever conceivable for a Pinoy collegiate footballer. He and his fellow Tams have lifted the UAAP Season 76 and Season 77 football trophies. But in August they step up to a whole new level.
The Tams will represent the Philippines in the World University Football Cup in Xiamen, China, where university sides from other 11 other nations await.
The home team will be the China Sports University squad from Beijing. The University of Tokyo represent Japan, while their arch-rival South Korea will be present in the form of the Dong-Eui University eleven.
There will be two other ASEAN teams in the form of the University of Nottingham Malaysia campus team and Thailand's Rangsit University footballers.
The European contingent promises to be powerful. France's Universite de Lyon is going to Xiamen, as is Russian club from Kuban State University. Portugal is also sending a team from the University of Coimbra.
Two African clubs will also duke it out, namely the University of Bamenda in Cameroon, and the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.
An international competition is not complete without Brazil, and the Universidade do Rio Grande do Norte will inject a dose of “Jogo Bonito” into the tournament.
All of the teams are supposed to be champion squads in their respective collegiate competitions.
Tournament rules say the teams will be split into four round-robin groups of three, with the group winners making the semifinalists, and the final four victors playing in the final match on August 16. There will also be a bronze medal game. The tournament kicks off on August 10.
It is my understanding that the organizers, Waylong Sports International Co. Ltd., are footing the bill for the entire trip, and they are even taking care of uniforms for all the teams.
The tournament website, wufc.co, says that the matches will be aired on Fox in the Americas and Asia. Eurosport will carry them in Europe. There will also be live streaming on Youtube of the entire tournament.
FEU athletic director Mark Molina relishes the opportunity to match up his team against at least two top international collegiate teams.
“When we started our program eight years ago we dreamt of UAAP championships and producing international-caliber players,” says Molina.
“We are proud of Amani Aguinaldo (who played a year with FEU), Paolo (Bugas), and Nano (Amita), but more than that, this gives us an opportunity to compete in the world stage as a team.”
FEU is arguably the most successful youth football program in the country. They completed the “double treble” this year, winning the UAAP juniors, seniors, and ladies titles for the second year in a row.
(READ: Green and Gold Glory: Dissecting FEU's football dominance)
Coach Kim Chul-su will bring a very experienced squad to Xiamen, including Bugas, Amita, and Season 77 leading scorer Eric Giganto. Even though striker Jhan Jhan Melliza has already graduated from FEU, he will be on the team. FEU actually got the invite for the event during the last season. It was their previous championship in Season 76, in 2014, that got them qualified for this event.
The Far Eastern University men's team was part of a double treble for the Tamaraws. Photo by Bob Guerrero
The Far Eastern University men's team was part of a double treble for the Tamaraws. Photo by Bob Guerrero
Two foreigners, Nigerian centerback Josh Mulero, and Korean Jung Dong Gyu, are also on the roster.
The Tams will also take two very good players, Van Rey Diaz and Chy Villasenor, who missed the last season.
Do the Tamaraws have a chance at winning? One factor in their favor will be the climate. Xiamen is on the same latitude as Taiwan, so the semi-tropical conditions will be an advantage, especially if they play a European club at the 9:30 am time slot. The weather in Xiamen over the next ten days could feature highs of up to 32 degrees celsius if forecasts hold up.
Many mature football nations also do not bother sending their most gifted young footballers to get a tertiary education. Instead the top kids focus exclusively on the game in youth academies and teams. So the players set to face the Pinoy team may not be the crème-de-la-creme of their age group. But having said that, it is hard to imagine a champion team at any level from Brazil or France not being a very strong side.
Of course it's not just FEU who is being measured in this competition. The entire Philippines will also be represented.
Coincidentally, Melliza's last taste of international competition was in China as a teenager. He now returns for his final outing as a youth player for his country. And he wants to make a statement.
“Super saya nito at challenge sakin bilang isang football player na pakita sa iba na meron tayo ibubuga sa pagdating sa football.”
(This is going to be fun and it's a challenge for a football player to show that we (the Philippines) have something to offer when it comes to football.)
Open audition for football babe! Do you want to become a babe for hundreds of millions of fans around the world?! Enter now for a chance to be a football babe!
THIS IS SERIOUS! I kid you not! Phew, being a babe for hundreds of millions sounds like a lot of work!
You mean this link on the left side just below schedule:
Open audition for football babe Do you want to become a babe for hundreds of millions of fans around the world?! Enter now for a chance to be a football babe!
How could a football babe be absent from an intense sports competition? The inaugural world university football competition will be covered by television media from four continents – the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe – as well as a global network of video broadcasting. It will be an opportunity to gain exposure in almost 200 countries around the world. Fans from across the globe will use the official website to vote for 12 football babes.
Starting on 6/10, details and incentives will be announced on the official website. We welcome all 17-21 year-old female students in the host country of China to register to become a star babe of this event of international exchange.。
I wanted to vote but couldn't find the list of babes.
See the full schedule for the men's and women's divisions for UAAP Season 78 football
Rappler.com Published 2:39 PM, January 30, 2016 Updated 2:39 PM, January 30, 2016
MANILA, Philippines – UAAP Season 78 football kicks off on Sunday, February 7 with defending champion and 3-peat-seeking Far Eastern University gunning for its first win against host University of the Philippines in the men's division.
Both men's and women's teams of De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University will clash on opening day as well.
(philstar.com) | Updated February 4, 2016 - 5:06pm
1:30 p.m. – FEU vs UP (Men)
4 p.m. – Ateneo vs DLSU (Women)
6:30 p.m. – DLSU vs Ateneo (Men)
MANILA, Philippines – Far Eastern University begins its campaign for a three-peat as it clashes with University of the Philippines in the UAAP Season 78 men’s football tournament on Sunday at the McKinley Stadium in Taguig City.
Even without injured midfielder Arnel Amita, the Tamaraws are tipped to prevail in the 1:30 p.m. kickoff with the Fighting Maroons in a rematch of last year’s semifinals.
Last season’s runner-up De La Salle takes on Ateneo, also a rematch of their Season 77 Final Four duel, in the other match at 6:30 p.m. to cap a heavy opening day fixture.
Sandwiched by the two men’s games is the lone women’s match between the last year’s third placers Lady Eagles and the Lady Archers at 4 p.m.
In the televised men’s matches on Thursday at the Moro Lorenzo Football Field inside the Ateneo campus, University of Santo Tomas plays Adamson University at 1 p.m., while National University collides with University of the East at 3 p.m. The said fixtures will be aired live on ABS-CBN Sports+Action Channel 23.
FEU nipped De La Salle in an exciting one-game final, 3-2, in extra time last year with Paolo Bugas nailing the match-winner, and giving Jhan Jhan Melliza a grand sendoff to his collegiate career.
BoyBacolod: what lol 😋
Feb 23, 2019 12:57:25 GMT 8
truman: keep ting on basketball, mate. accept it, we can't cope up with its popularity. Dont hate on the sport. Blame PFF for not marketing the sport well enough.Now that the Philippines is in the FIBA World Cup, it would be a loooot harder for ustogainsupport
Feb 25, 2019 0:44:10 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: If some UAAP or NCAA schools will join the new league in one form or another, it may remove the gap between U22s and seniors. The schools can devise a system akin to sports academies, education is important after all.
Feb 28, 2019 18:16:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Will the PFL be like the San Marino league system, where there are no so-called "home" stadiums.
Mar 2, 2019 12:39:19 GMT 8
leoisiah: Gibraltar also has a single stadium for their league.
Mar 12, 2019 8:27:57 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Rules are rules are rules. The two clubs should have known better. They are given loads of time to act on it. And to those who say PFF sucks, sometimes they do but one thing they are consistent is sticking to the rules.
Mar 25, 2019 10:42:16 GMT 8
truman: Agree @boybacolod
Mar 25, 2019 14:49:21 GMT 8
truman: lowkey cringe sa conyoness ng PPL FB page.
Apr 8, 2019 10:11:23 GMT 8
truman: sad day for philippine football
Apr 27, 2019 13:22:38 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Why I like UAAP football, no more extra games for seeding.Makes me think about European efficiency. Wish gayahin din sa basketball (very sketchy tiebreakers), like Euroleague.
May 8, 2019 14:02:35 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Negros Occidental footy fans, expect more football this 2019, now that a San Carlos native is governor.
May 14, 2019 2:05:22 GMT 8
Jun 9, 2019 18:39:47 GMT 8
@BoyBacolod: Hamak na mungkahi lang. Mabuti siguro kung maipromote ulit ang larong sipa. Daming maling sa sipa na mga bata, mabuting transistion for futsal, kung hindi regular football. Parang sa Thailand, sepak takraw, o chinlone sa Myanmar.
Jul 24, 2019 19:12:53 GMT 8
bluedevil2k8: guys please support the across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 19:18:16 GMT 8
papajamba: listening now to simone rota - across the line podcast
Sept 16, 2019 23:48:32 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: As long as Ricky Yanson is professional to Ceres FC and extends support to the Azkals in general (Ceres Azkals in particular) during home games, he can be PFF president in my book. Much better will be reconciling with Leo, though that idea is Farfetch'd.
Sept 21, 2019 23:07:36 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: Kaya fans wishing that Ricky Yanson wins the PFF presidency is akin to GMA fans wishing that Congress and President Duterte will not renew ABS-CBN's franchise.
Oct 24, 2019 21:10:39 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: We will wait for the basketball and volleyball ASEAN teams and then we compare their reception to that given to the football delegations, where ALL ASEAN nations participate. Now there will be foreign scrutiny in every move of PHISGOC.
Nov 24, 2019 23:20:26 GMT 8
BoyBacolod: DDS trolls underestimated the SEA football community. Having no prior exposure to football culture, they dismiss any and all so-called sabotages as destabilization plots, to the point that they do not support the teams, especially the women.
Nov 27, 2019 15:25:36 GMT 8