UAAP Rookie of the Year Tacardon leads U-19 team to victory
The U-19 Philippine Men's National Team scored a massive opening day win, as they took down Singapore, 2-1 at the Gelora Joko Samudio Stadium in Gresik to begin their 2018 AFF U-19 Championships.
Incoming University of the Philippines sophomore Fidel Tacardon, who was coming off a fantastic Rookie of the Year campaign and a UAAP championship with the Fighting Maroons, stole the spotlight as he scored twice to lead the Philippines to an opening day win.
Tacardon connected in the 19th minute, and then broke a deadlock in injury time to send the Philippines to the top of Group A, early.
Up next for the Pinoy side will be a matchup with Vietnam on Tuesday, July 3rd.
In an early match at the Gelora Delta Stadium, Vietnam came alive in the second half to defeat the Philippines 5-0.
Vietnam snatched the lead in 29th minute through Le Van Nam. The goal came not long after the Philippines blew away a penalty awarded to them in the 21st minute when Pham Van Nam brought down P19. Chester Angeles’ left-footed strike was saved by goalkeeper Y E Li Ni E.
In the last few minutes of the first half, Le Xuan Tu and Nham Manh Dung both missed chances to increase the scoreline before the break. The second half saw the Vietnamese players combining better and completely taking charge. They added four more goals from Le Van Nam (50th), Le Minh Binh (54th, 85th) and Nguyen Huu Thang (71st).
For the Philippines it was their first loss after earlier edging Singapore 2-1 in the opening match two days ago
Azkals U-19 squad squad suffer heartbreak against Indonesia
What looked to be a massive upset turned out to be a tragedy.
The Philippine Under-19 Men’s National Football Team tasted a bitter 1-4 loss against the host country, Indonesia, in the 2018 AFF Under-19 Championship at the Gelora Delta Stadium in Sidoarjo.
Far Eastern University Baby Tamaraw and UAAP Season 80 Most Valuable Player Gio Pabualan granted the Filipinos a dream start when he converted a free kick at the 33rd minute to stun the home crowd of 16,000 fans.
Reiji Hirata’s boys had their backs against the wall throughout the game and they had goalkeeper Jessie Semblante to thank as it was his stops which kept the scoreline as is. Unfortunately, there was a cruel sting in the tale for the Filipinos. With only eight minutes left in the ballgame, Indonesian forward Saddil Ramdani cut into the Philippine box and leveled the scores for the hosts.
The Philippines went downhill after Ramdani’s leveler and surrendered the lead at the 83rd minute thanks to Indonesian defender Firza Andika’s strike. There was no turning back for the Filipinos after the Indonesians’ second goal and the latter wrapped up all three points soon after thanks to another Ramdani goal and Todd Ferre’s late marker.
The result left the Philippines at 3rd place in Group A with three points after three games played. Only the top two nations qualify for the semi-finals. As it stands, Indonesia (9 points), Thailand (7 points) and Vietnam (7 points) lead the pack in the said group.
There is still hope for the Philippines to enter the semi-finals for the first time in its history but it has to prevail against another tough team, Thailand, on July 7, 3:30 PM at the Gelora Delta Stadium.
Korawich hattrick powers Thais past U-19 squad Similar to their PWNT counterparts, the U-19 boys had to endure an individual player’s personal brilliance in their 0-5 loss at the Gelora Delta Stadium in Sidoarjo.
Korawich Taso’s three goals moved Thailand one step closer to the semi-finals. Korawich’s strikes at the 37th, 55th and 84th minutes alongside goals from Pithak Phaphirom and Narakorn Noomchansakool at the 61st and 63rd minutes respectively killed off the Filipinos’ stubborn resistance early in the match.
The result left Reiji Hirata’s boys at 5th place with three points after four games played and they shall end their participation against Laos on July 9, 3:30 PM at the Gelora Delta Stadium.
09 July 2018 AFF U19 - Philippines 2-7 Laos In the first match at the Joko Samudro Stadium in Gresik, 10-man Laos outplayed 9-man Philippines 7-2 to earn their second win of the tournament so far. They had earlier beaten Singapore but lost to Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. In a match that had no bearing on the top two positions, Laos struck first after only four minutes through Phouthasone Vongkosy but Fidel Victor Palogan Tacardon levelled terms in the 16th minute. Ten minutes later, Shaden Vergara and Lextoxa Thongsavath got into a scuffle and both were duly sent-off. Soon after Bounphachan Bounkong pulled on his scoring boots and hammered a remarkable four goals within 19 minutes (35th, 39th, 47th, 54th). Nilan completed the rout with two goals in 79th and 85th minutes. Philippines had Geri Martini Vellgania Rey sacked in the 58th minute before Fidel blasted a second in the 20 minutes later. Philippines completed their group fixtures with one win (over Singapore in their opening game) but lost their remaining games. The semi-final fixtures will be settled tomorrow when the last of the Group B matches are staged with Cambodia facing Timor Leste while Malaysia battle Myanmar.
The Philippine Men’s Under-19 National Team wrapped its preparations for the AFF U19 Championship 2022 and have arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia ahead of the competition kickoff set Saturday 02 July 2022.
The Philippines is in Group A alongside host Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, and Brunei Darussalam.
Matches will be played at the Gelora Bung Karno Madya Stadium in Jakarta and the Patriot Candrabhaga Stadium in Bekasi.
02 July 2022 – Thailand vs. Philippines 5:00 PM (local time)
04 July 2022 – Vietnam vs. Philippines 5:00 PM (local time)
06 July 2022 – Philippines vs. Myanmar 3:00 PM (local time)
08 July 2022 – Philippines vs. Indonesia 8:00 PM (local time)
10 July 2022 – Brunei Darussalam vs. Philippines 5:00 PM (local time)
24 players were called up for the competition led by Southeast Asian Games standouts midfielder Sandro Reyes and defender Jaime Rosquillo. Players from the recently concluded PFF U19 Boys National Championship – First Division were also called up with the likes of NCRFA’s Uriel Dalapo, Cyrelle and Syron Saut, and Dominic Tom.
The head coach is Christopher Pedimonte and he is assisted by Tommy Escoltero and goalkeeping coach Anthony Albao. PFF Technical Director Stewart Hall is also included in the team delegation.
The team conducted a month-long training camp at the University of Makati Stadium in preparation for the competition following player scouting and identification during the PFF U19 Boys National Championship 2022.
The Philippine U20 men's team won over Afghanistan 1-0 today and was leading Thailand 2-0 before giving up 3 goals in the 2nd half in the AFC U20 Asian Cup. Unfortunately they lost the first game to Oman so they were eliminated.
I think if they trained earlier than 2 weeks before the tournament and had the same friendlies like other teams they would have done better but it was still a good performance overall.
There is a lot of good younger talent going up the ranks domestically and grassroots development seem to be improving.
The PFF just need to give their national teams more time to prepare before fielding them in competitions.
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