Philippines national football team


Philippines national football team

Infobox National football team
Name = Philippines
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Association = Philippine Football Federation | Confederation = AFC (Asia)

Coach = Juan Cutillas
Assistant Coach =
Captain = Emelio Caligdong
Most caps =
Top scorer =
Home Stadium = Panaad Stadium
Bacolod City,
Philippines
Capacity = 15, 500
FIFA Trigramme = PHI
FIFA Rank = 167
1st ranking date = August 1993
FIFA max = 162
FIFA max date = August 1993
FIFA min = 195 |FIFA min date = September 2006
Elo Rank = 207
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First game = Flagicon|Philippines|1908 Philippines 2 - 1 fb-rt|ROC|1912|name=China (Philippines; February 1, 1913)
Largest win = fb|Japan 2 - 15 Philippines Flagicon|Philippines|1919
(Tokyo, Japan; September 10, 1917)
Largest loss = fb|Japan 15 - 0 Philippines Flagicon|Philippines|1919
(Tokyo, Japan; September 27, 1967)
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World cup best = Qualifying rounds
Regional name = AFC Asian Cup
Regional cup apps = 2
Regional cup first = 1956
Regional cup best = Prelimenary round (1956)

The Philippine national football team, nicknamed the "Azkals" (which is derived from "askal" or "asong kalye", the Tagalog colloquial term for "street dog"), is the national team of the Philippines and is controlled by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF). [http://pinoysoccer.com/content/blogcategory/15/33/]

Despite being one of the oldest national teams in Asia, the Philippines has never had any significant success on the international stage. They are currently one of the weakest teams in the world and did not enter the qualification for the 2006 or 2010 FIFA World Cup tournaments in order to focus more on developing youth football and gaining international experience in regional tournaments such as the Southeast Asian Games.

Football, more commonly called soccer, however, is very popular and is in fact played by many people in the provinces of Iloilo, particularly in the municipality of Barotac Nuevo, the province of Negros Occidental and in the Mindanao islands.

Recent History

In September 2006 the country fell to 195th on the FIFA ranking scale, its lowest ever. By the end of the year, the Philippines moved back up to 171th overall, after qualifying for the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship with a 4-1 win over Brunei. However, their failure to advance from the preliminaries dropped the country's ranking to 179th. The recent string of poor performances caused the Philippines to refuse to enter the qualification stages for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/africa/6511447.stm Record entries for 2010 World Cup]

The German Bundesliga recently expressed its willingness to help the development of football in the country.

Coaches

Notable former players

*Paulino Alcántara (F.C. Barcelona flagicon|Spain, F.C. Galeno flagicon|Spain, Bohemian Sporting Club flagicon|Philippines)
*Alfredo Razon Gonzalez (East Asian Commercial Bank flagicon|Vietnam), (Kaya FC flagicon|Philippines)

World Cup record

*1930 to 1938 - "Did not enter"
*1950 - "Withdrew"
*1954 to 1962 - "Did not enter"
*1966 - "Suspended by FIFA for failure to pay the necessary fees"
*1970 - "Did not enter"
*1974 - "Withdrew"
*1978 to 1994 - "Did not enter"
*1998 - "Did not qualify"
*2002 - "Did not qualify"
*2006 to 2010 - "Did not enter"

Asian Cup record

*1956 - "Preliminary round"
*1960 - "Qualifying round"
*1964 - "Did not qualify"
*1968 - "Did not qualify"
*1972 - "Did not enter"
*1976 - "Did not enter"
*1980 - "Did not qualify"
*1984 - "Did not qualify"
*1988 - "Did not enter"
*1992 - "Did not enter"
*1996 - "Disqualified"*
*2000 - "Did not qualify"
*2004 - "Did not qualify"
*2007 - "Did not enter"

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=ASEAN Football Championship (Tiger Cup) record=
*1996 to 2007 - Round 1

AFC Challenge Cup record

*2006 - Round 1
*2008 - Did not qualify, 2nd in qualifying group

Philippines International Record

List of wins

*04/02/1913 - Philippines 2-1 China, Far Eastern Games
*07/05/1917 - Japan 2-15 Philippines, Far Eastern Games
*??/05/1919 - Philippines 2-1 China, Far Eastern Games
*??/05/1919 - Philippines 3-2 China, Far Eastern Games
*30/05/1921 - Philippines 3-1 Japan, Far Eastern Games (in China)
*23/05/1923 - Japan 1-2 Philippines, Far Eastern Games
*17/05/1925 - Philippines 4-0 Japan, Far Eastern Games
*??/05/1934 - Philippines 4-3 Dutch East Indies, Far Eastern Games
*26/05/1958 - Japan 0-1 Philippines, Asian Games
*21/08/1971 - Philippines 3-1 Thailand, friendly (in Malaysia)
*??/09/1971 - Philippines 3-0 Taiwan, Olympic Games qualifier (in South Korea)
*??/06/1972 - Philippines 2-0 Singapore, friendly (in Indonesia)
*??/06/1972 - Philippines 1-0 Thailand, friendly (in Indonesia)
*26/07/1972 - Philippines 4-1 Sri Lanka, friendly (in Malaysia)
*20/11/1977 - Philippines 4-1 Brunei, Southeast Asian Games (in Malaysia)
*??/??/1991 - Philippines 2-1 Brunei, friendly
*28/11/1991 - Philippines 1-0 Malaysia, Southeast Asian Games
*12/12/1995 - Philippines 2-1 Brunei, Southeast Asian Games (in Thailand)
*29/01/2000 - Philippines 2-0 Guam, Asian Cup qualifier (in Vietnam)
*14/12/2004 - Philippines 2-1 East Timor, Tiger Cup (in Malaysia)
*14/11/2006 - Philippines 7-0 East Timor, 2007 ASEAN Football Championship qualifiers (in the Philippines)
*18/11/2006 - Philippines 1-0 Cambodia, 2007 ASEAN Football Championship qualifiers (in the Philippines)
*20/11/2006 - Philippines 4-1 Brunei, 2007 ASEAN Football Championship qualifiers (in the Philippines)
*13/05/2008 - Philippines 1-0 Brunei, 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers (in the Philippines)
*17/05/2008 - Philippines 3-0 Bhutan, 2008 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers (in the Philippines)

List of draws

*??/05/1915 - China 1-1 Philippines, Far Eastern Games
*??/??/1934 - Japan 3-3 Philippines, Far Eastern Games
*07/06/1940 - China 0-0 Philippines, friendly (in Japan)
*13/08/1971 - Philippines 4-4 Singapore, friendly (in Malaysia)
*??/06/1972 - Philippines 1-1 South Korea, friendly (in Indonesia)
*??/07/1972 - Khmer Republic (Cambodia) 2-2 Philippines, friendly (in Malaysia)
*23/11/1977 - Indonesia 1-1 Philippines, Southeast Asian Games (in Malaysia)
*30/05/1983 - Malaysia 0-0 Philippines, Southeast Asian Games (in Singapore)
*26/11/1991 - Philippines 2-2 Vietnam, Southeast Asian Games
*26/03/1998 - Cambodia 1-1 Philippines, Tiger Cup qualifier (in Singapore)
*26/05/2001 - Philippines 1-1 Laos, FIFA World Cup qualifier
*05/04/2006 - Afghanistan 1-1 Philippines, AFC Challenge Cup (in Bangladesh)
*16/01/2007 - Myanmar 0-0 Philippines, ASEAN Football Championship (in Thailand)
*15/05/2008 - Tajikistan 0-0 Philippines, AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers (in the Philippines)

Achievements

*1913 Far Eastern Games champions
*1991 Southeast Asian Games semifinalists

References

ee also

*Philippine Football Federation
*Philippines women's national football team

External links

* [http://the-pff.com/ph/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1 PFF Official Website]
* [http://philippinefootball.org PhilippineFootball.org]
* [http://www.pinoysoccer.com/ Pinoy Soccer]
* [http://www.national-football-teams.com/php/land.php?landid=147 List of current players for the Philippine men's soccer team]
* [http://www.fifa.com/en/organisation/confederations/associationdetails/0,1483,PHI,00.html?countrycode=PHI FIFA.com webpage featuring the Philippine national football team]
* [http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/t/team/overview.html?team=phi FIFAWorldCup.com webpage featuring the Philippine national football team]
* [http://www.pfauk.net/home.htm/ Philippine Football Agency UK]
* [http://pinoysoccer.com/mens/ Men's National Team Player Pool]


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