Do you love the AZKALS? Are you a PINOY living in JAKARTA? The Azkals need you!!!
It’s been a while since I did a post on the Azkals and I saw these really fun pics of the Azkals during their team building in Cebu. I thought today would be a great day to post them, because even if I didn’t make it to Sri Lanka to watch their game last week (I was supposed to time my visit with my best friend there) nor can I watch tomorrow’s home game live, TD and I are totally thinking of them and hoping they win and move on to the next round! So here are some of the pics in no particular order, with permission from Ace Bright, for your enjoyment. =)Read More
Watching the Suzuki Cup Philippines vs. Indonesia Semi-finals 2nd leg live
I swear I meant to do this sooner… and I am sorry it’s so late! I decided to finally put up my post on Watching the Suzuki Cup Philippines vs. Indonesia Semi-finals 2nd leg live today! It’s only appropriate since today the Azkals are playing against Mongolia in the AFC Challenge Cup (THEY WON! WOOHOO!). It’s their first international competition since the one against Indonesia last December. You must wonder “Diplo Wife why did it take you so long?”Read More
Saw Spot.ph’s Top 10 hottest male athletes last night and it’s not surprise to me that 4 out of 10 are football players (pictured below) and there was only 1 basketball player. Though I thought there should have been more than one surfer! (With all that paddling, surfing creates that über hot V-shaped ripped upper body!) Shout out to Luke who I knew during my La Union surfing days!
I read this interesting article online (too bad I can’t find the link anymore!) that analyzed why football had the hottest players than other sports. (I totally agree! So many of them look like freaking models!) Basically with football you have regular guys – they don’t need to be too tall like in basketball or too muscular/bulky like in american football or wrestling, etc. They are just sorta your average guys, but hella ripped and fit from all the running! =P Do you agree?
7. JASON DE JONG
This half-Dutch, half-Pinoy cutie is the midfielder of the hottest football team of the moment, the Azkals. The 20 year-old is also eligible to play for the Netherlands, but lucky for us, he chose to play for Team Philippines instead. Catch more of Jason’s tanned skin and bright smile on the field as the Azkals are back in training for a new round of tournaments.
Just wanted to share this even if I myself can’t watch the AFC game against Mongolia on February 09, 2011 (7pm) in Panaad Stadium, Bacolod. So excited for everyone in the Philippines who are going to be able to watch it!
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Indonesians living and working in Malaysia are concerned they may not be able to spectate at the Asean Football Federation Cup final first leg on Dec. 26 because the host nation may reserve the vast majority of its tickets for Malaysians.
Thanks to Christ Greatwich for for sharing this video! Can’t wait for the game tomorrow! I’m sure you guys are gonna do even better! Don’t let all the noise get to you! The Azkals are AWESOME.
We watched the game live at the Bung Karno Stadium, Jakarta! And what an experience! It was my 2nd time to watch a football game in that stadium, and the first time we said we should see a game when the Indonesian team is playing – just for the experience! (They take football very seriously here – it’s like an Ateneo La Salle game twentyfold – or maybe fiftyfold!) At that time, we were not thinking about the Philippines getting into the Semi-finals of the Suzuki Cup yet. Little did we know that they would and our first time to watch a game with Indonesia is against the Philippines!Read More
Let me first say that I am not expert, and I don’t have any first hand information and this is just my humble opinion, thoughts and impression based on the information from this article. (Again this is not in any official capacity and merely thoughts and opinions of my own)
According to Martinez “Not too many people can understand or accept that we have no football stadium that is acceptable to the AFF.” The Panaad Stadium (above) is our best one. And it has hosted the SEA Games in the past. Unfortunately it only has a capacity of 20,000 maximum and does not meet the requirements because it has “only 500 luminous lights, way below the FIFA standard of 1,200.”
The second problem has a solution and in fact, the required lights are already being installed. BUT the obvious problem of Martinez is the seating capacity, which cannot be solved as easily. Okay, I can accept that this is our own fault for not supporting and generating interest in football – hence we don’t have the infrastructure for it. (As a leader in Philippine football, shouldn’t Martinez note that he is partly responsible for not having a suitable venue?) BUT WHAT ABOUT HOLDING IT IN A NEUTRAL COUNTRY LIKE SINGAPORE?Read More
As a follow-up to my 2 previous posts:
- Philippine Team wins! Biggest shock EVER in the history of the Suzuki cup!
- Football Hotties – Philippine Edition
Here are some video highlights of the game (if you didn’t get to watch it) and the team going crazy celebrating in the field and locker room after the game! So many hotties!
To celebrate yesterday’s stunning win against Vietnam AND to promote interest in Philippine football to the ladies, I’m doing a Football Hotties – Philippine edition (remember some of the ones I did before? Football Hotties – Spanish Edition and Football Hotties in general – aside from the many others =p)
* Sidenote: I definitely think we should focus more on football than basketball. Yesterday’s small win just shows you that if we only focus our attention and training of kids in football instead, then the Philippines has a chance to shine, even in the international stage. Many of the players in the team are Filipinos who grew up in other countries wherein the interest and training lay in football. Just take a look at the results! We have a long way to go, but I hope this is a start!
Here’s another one of James just to even it out, because his brother’s pic is so much bigger =PRead More