AFC qualifiers: Holtmann delivers in debut, leads Azkals past Mongolia

June 11, 2022

Fil-German winger Gerrit Holtmann made sure his debut for the Philippine men’s national football team would be memorable. The VfL Bochum striker proved to be the difference-maker, rifling in a heroic last-minute goal in the stoppage time of the second half as the Azkals emerged victorious against Mongolia, 1-0 in the AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualification third round on Saturday at the MFF Football Centre in Ulaanbaatar.


Prophecy fulfilled: Malditas make first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup

January 31, 2022

In 2005, then Philippine Women’s National Football Team head coach Ernest Nierras proclaimed that someday, the Malditas would make the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Whatever it was that the visionary tactician saw at the time, fate would fulfill his prophecy 17 years later, as the mighty Malditas of coach Alen Stajcic scored a historic 4-3 win over Chinese Taipei on penalties on Sunday, January 30 to make the World Cup…