28 November 2017 Philippines National Team in CTFA International Tournament
The Philippine Men’s National Team will participate in the four-nation Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) International Tournament scheduled on 1-5 December 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Philippines will play against host Chinese Taipei, Laos, and Timor Leste. All the tier 1, “A” matches will be held at the Municipal Stadium in Taipei. The tournament schedule is outside the FIFA international match window and there is no mandatory release by clubs of players for national team duty. Team management is headed by Jefferson Cheng as Team Manager while the coaching staff is led by Marlon Maro as Head Coach, assisted by Randolfo Clarino, Marlon Piñero, Ronoel Garfin, and Ramonito Carreon. Available players who were called up include those from Philippines Football League clubs and several standouts from the U22 team. They will be joined by James and Phil Younghusband, Simone Rota, Angel Guirado, Ruben Doctora Jr., and Mike Ott. The tournament is seen as a good opportunity for the young players to experience being part of the Men’s Team and show their potential in the higher level.
Nathanael ALQUIROS – Stallion Laguna FC Fitch ARBOLEDA – Stallion Laguna FC Junell BAUTISTA – Davao Aguilas FC Jaime CHENG – Davao Aguilas FC Justin CHENG – Davao Aguilas FC Julian CLARINO – University of the Philippines Reymart CUBON – Davao Aguilas FC Dylan DE BRUYCKER – Davao Aguilas FC Ruben DOCTORA Jr. – Stallion Laguna FC Javier GAYOSO – Ateneo de Manila University Angel GUIRADO – Davao Aguilas FC James HALL – Davao Aguilas FC Ray JOYEL – Far Eastern University Christian LAPAS – University of the Philippines Kintaro MIYAGI – Univeristy of the Philippines Nick O’DONNELL – Davao Aguilas FC Mike OTT – Angthong FC Simone ROTA – Davao Aguilas FC Yannick TUASON – Stallion Laguna FC Adam TULL – Kaya FC Makati Reynald VILLAREAL – Stallion Laguna FC James YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC Phil YOUNGHUSBAND – Davao Aguilas FC
Fixtures: 1 December 2017 – 4:00 PM Laos vs Philippines 3 December 2017 – 7:00 PM Chinese Taipei vs Philippines 5 December 2017 – 4:00 PM Timor-Leste vs Philippines
I sense something wrong with the current happenings with our national team. Even though it's just a tournament, why let Maro and Cheng handle our national team instead of Mr. Dan Palami and Coach TD? Hmmm.Pick players from the bottom 4 of PFL then let them play in the tournament. Look what happen vs Timor Leste, commentators are laughing at that goalkeeper Cheng. Lol.
One positive thing in the lost to Timor-Leste, our boys sang the National Anthem loud and clear, showing that the majority of the starting players were indeed Filipinos. Another excellent decision of Maro in putting one of the Cheng's boys as goalie with 1 minute to go during extra time, strictly for that comic effect to entertain the commentators and the viewing crowd.
06 December 2017 PFF still silent on Taiwan ‘debacle’ By Erel Cabatbat The Philippine Football Federation (PFF) remains mum on the Philippine National Team’s sorry performance in the recently-concluded Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA) International Tournament held at the Municipal Stadium in Taipei. The squad —composed of several national team members and standouts from the Philippines Football League and the UAAP— opened the tournament with a win but lost their last two games including an embarrassing 1-0 loss to Timor Leste yesterday. It was Timor Leste’s first win against a national team in more than two years. Timor Leste last won a game in March 2015 What made the loss an even bitter pill to swallow was the fact that it happened on the seventh anniversary of the so-called Miracle in Hanoi. In 2010, the Philippine Azkals shocked host and powerhouse Vietnam, 2-0 to enter the semifinals of the Suzuki Cup for the first time ever. It signaled the renaissance of football in the Philippines after decades of being the laughing stock in the region. It was also the spark that catapulted the Azkals’ rise as the number one team in Southeast Asia in the latest FIFA rankings. But not for long. The losses against Chinese Taipei and Timor Leste will definitely have a massive impact in the next rankings. Azkals Team Manager Dan Palami says the Taiwan debacle could have been prevented. “We understand the need to send a team to the tournament. Chinese Taipei is one of the few countries that supported and gave exposure to the Philippine Azkals when nobody then gave us a chance. But they should have consulted the national management for the call ups,” he says. Palami said the team was assembled while the Azkals were in Nepal. While the management made suggestions, Palami was told the team is already complete. “We could have sent Harry Fäll and others to reinforce the team but the matter was already decided,” he added. fastbreak.com.ph/pff-still-silent-on-taiwan-debacle/#.WieUkd3zrV4.twitter
PH Team sent to Taipei for CTFA Invitational finish the tournament with 1 win and 2 losses.
It was supposed to be an easy tournament, a pocket tournament played against some of the weakest teams on Earth that would serve as good experience to test out fringe players for the National Team. Coming into the tournament as the highest ranking team, on paper, this should pose no problem for our side.
But things didn’t exactly go to plan.
The PFF sent a team made mostly of players from the 2017 SEA GAMES team reinforced by players from Stallions Laguna and Davao Aguilas PFL teams and was coached by PFF Technical Director Marlon Maro.
The first game was against a young Laos side, ranked 184th in the world, a whooping 66 places below the Philippines. Things went on as expected as the Philippines thrashed Laos 3-1 with goals from Phil Younghusband, his 48th, the returning Angel Guirado and debutant Kintaro Miyagi adding one each before the Laotians pulled one back deep into stoppage time. Fans celebrated the victory, with defenders of the team hushing the critics, telling those that are against the selections to keep their mouth shuts, as if rubbing it into their faces that they were right, and the critics were wrong.
Then the 2nd game came against a stronger Chinese-Taipei side, ranked 135 in the world. But the ranking were thrown out the window in this game, 2 goals by Li Mao, one for each half buried the Philippines early. A red card from Angel Guirado in the 68th minute did not make things easier for the visitors. Chen Ting-Yang added salt to the PH Team’s wound by scoring a third for Chinese-Taipei.
Coming into the last day against the only winless team in the competition, Timor-Leste ranked 196th in the world, the Philippines were expected to steamroll their opponents. But the Timorese had other ideas. Marlon Maro, clearly underestimating the opponents chose to start Phil Younghusband on the bench. Clearly this decision by Maro is not the right one with your team needing to win to avoid embarrassment against the lowest ranked team in this tournament.. But alas, disaster struck, with the Philippines wasting their chances, Timor-Leste scored a dagger in the 89th minute to doom the Azkals to their 2nd loss in 3 games. To make things more head scratching, Maro chose to sub out Keeper Ray Joyel in the dying moments of the game. The result was a hard one to stomach, and the fact that it happened the same day as the Miracle in Hanoi makes it even worse.
The recent results does not bode well for the REAL AZKALS. A drop in the rankings could prove fatal if we qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup as we could be dropped from Pot 3 to Pot 4.
In the first place, who authorized that they send THIS team instead of professionals? Players from 4 of the 8 PFL teams out of playoff contention were available for selection, the likes of Sean Kane, Melo Tacusalme and Nelson Gasic of JPV, Nico Nazal, David Kamau, and the Uzoka brothers of Ilocos were there for the taking. Instead they brought the SEA Games team.
Why was Maro handling this team? This is an A level tournament. That means the Head coach of the Senior team should be the one calling the shots or at least one of his assistants.
As of writing the PFF has been silent, Only choosing to report the Laos win with no mention of the loss to CT and the recent loss to the weakest team in SEA and the World.
The Federation officials are complacent, the fans are being told to shut up by PFF defenders. What a time to be a Filipino Football fan.
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
Passerby: That's awkwardly worded.
Mar 6, 2020 21:09:41 GMT 8
Jun 3, 2020 11:29:52 GMT 8
nil: anyone have any ADT FC's contact?
Jun 3, 2020 11:30:08 GMT 8
Caz: Hey everyone! I hope you're all healthy and well! Philippine football is just about to pick itself up from these quarantine days so I'm looking forward to getting this forum up and running again!
Sept 27, 2020 0:39:31 GMT 8