The USA is in the final again. Alex Morgan scored the crucial goal as England toiled in the second half, missing a penalty and having a goal disallowed, but the Netherlands or Sweden await the US in the final.
LYON, France (AP) — Alex Morgan celebrated her go-ahead goal with a cheeky tea-sipping motion and Alyssa Naeher stopped a late penalty kick to send the United States into the final at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory over England on Tuesday night.
China to discover 2022 World Cup qualifying draw next month
Asia’s top football teams will soon start their quest for top honors in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 after they learn who their opponents will be in the draw for the Asian Qualifiers Round 2 next month.
The 40 teams will be drawn into eight groups of five teams and compete in a double round robin format both at home and away, with matches to be held from September 5, 2019, to June 9, 2020, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said Monday.
Supachai Chaided fired home another late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Bangladesh Thursday to help Thailand retain some hope of making it to the last-16 stage of the men’s football competition of the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia.
The victory the War Elephants had been longing for failed to materialize as Worrawoot Srimaka’s men looked like a pale shadow of the side that had impressively held 2022 World Cup hosts Qatar to a 1-1 draw in their first Group B game on Tuesday night.
The fight for second place in the group is now set to go down to the wire with Thailand needing a win over over Uzbekistan in their last round-robin game on Sunday when Qatar take on Bangladesh.
Uzbekistan thrashed Qatar 6-0 last night, leaving Thailand in second place with two points. Qatar and Bangladesh have one point each.
Uzbekistan has been assured of the top spot in the group with six points after two straight wins. They beat Bangladesh 3-0 on Tuesday.
The 26-nation men’s football event of the Games is a U23 competition that allows each country to field three overage players and the top two teams of each of the six groups and four best third-placed sides advance to the knockout stages.
South Koreans hammer six past Bahrain; Indonesia humbled
Filed on August 15, 2018
Hwang Ui-jo netted a first-half hat trick
Son Heung-min watched from the bench as South Korea tore apart Bahrain 6-0 at the Asian Games on Wednesday to boost the Tottenham Hotspur striker’s chances of avoiding military service by winning gold.
Son, who only joined the squad this week, cheered on the defending champions as Hwang Ui-jo netted a first-half hat trick and Kim Jin-ya, Na Sang-ho and Hwang Hee-chan also scored in their opening Group E game.
Spurs gave Son, 26, special permission to play the Asian Games, where the gold medal represents his last chance of winning a reprieve from his 21 months’ compulsory military service. As he warmed the bench wearing a black tracksuit top, Hwang quickly took the game away from outclassed Bahrain with his triple strike within 26 minutes in the first half.
Belgium vs Tunisia (Group G) – Moscow (Spartak) – 1pm – BBC
South Korea vs Mexico (Group F) – Rostov-on-Don – 4pm – ITV
Germany v Sweden (Group F) – Sochi – 7pm – ITV
Sunday 24 June
England vs Panama (Group G) – Nizhny Novgorod – 1pm – BBC
Japan vs Senegal (Group H) – Ekaterinburg – 4pm – BBC
Poland vs Colombia (Group H) – Kazan – 7pm – ITV
Monday 25 June
Uruguay vs Russia (Group A) – Samara – 3pm – ITV
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt (Group A) – Volgograd – 3pm – ITV
Spain vs Morocco (Group B) – Kaliningrad – 7pm- BBC
Iran vs Portugal (Group B) – Saransk – 7pm – BBC
Tuesday 26 June
Denmark vs France (Group C) – Moscow (Luzhniki) – 3pm – ITV
Australia vs Peru (Group C) – Sochi – 3pm – ITV
Nigeria vs Argentina (Group D) – St Petersburg – 7pm – BBC
Iceland vs Croatia (Group D) – Rostov-on-Don – 7pm – BBC
Wednesday 27 June
South Korea vs Germany (Group F) – Kazan – 3pm – BBC
Mexico vs Sweden (Group F) – Ekaterinburg – 3pm – BBC
Serbia vs Brazil (Group E) – Moscow (Spartak) – 7pm – ITV
Switzerland vs Costa Rica (Group E) – Nizhny Novgorod – 7pm – ITV
Thursday 28 June
Japan vs Poland (Group H) – Volgograd – 3pm – BBC
Senegal vs Colombia (Group H) – Samara – 3pm – BBC
England vs Belgium (Group G) – Kaliningrad – 7pm – ITV
Panama vs Tunisia (Group G) – Saransk – 7pm – ITV
Round of 16
(Matches in bold are potential England fixtures)
Saturday 30 June
Group C winner vs Group D runner-up – Kazan, 3pm (Match 50)
Group A winner vs Group B runner-up- Sochi, 7pm (Match 49)
Sunday 1 July
Group B winner vs Group A runner-up- Moscow (Luzhniki), 3pm (Match 51)
Group D winner vs Group C runner-up – Nizhny Novgorod, 7pm (Match 52)
Monday 2 July
Group E winner vs Group F runner-up – Samara, 3pm (Match 53)
Group G winner vs Group H runner-up – Rostov-on-Don, 7pm (Match 54)
Tuesday 3 July
Group F winner vs Group E runner-up – St Petersburg 3pm (Match 55)
Group H winner vs Group G runner-up – Moscow (Spartak), 7pm (Match 56)
Friday 6 July
Winner match 49 vs Winner match 50 – Nizhny Novgorod, 3pm (Match 57)
Winner match 53 vs Winner match 54 – Kazan, 7pm (Match 58)
Saturday 7 July
Winner match 55 vs Winner match 56 – Samara, 3pm (Match 60)
Winner match 51 vs Winner match 52 – Sochi, 7pm (Match 59)
Tuesday 10 July
Winner match 57 vs Winner match 58 – St Petersburg, 7pm (Match 61)
Wednesday 11 July
Winner match 59 vs Winner match 60 – Moscow (Luzhniki), 7pm (Match 62)
Third place play-off
Saturday 14 July
Loser match 61 vs Loser match 62 – St Petersburg, 3pm
Sunday 15 July
Moscow (Luzhniki), 4pm
Philippines Football Azkals coach Dooley awaits renewal of contract
BY JEREMIAH M. SEVILLA ON
Philippine Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley’s contract renewal still hangs in the balance despite steering the national men’s football team to its first-ever Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup appearance.
Dooley’s contract is set to expire today, four days after the national squad clinched a berth in the Asian Cup 2019 with a 2-1 win over Tajikistan.
After wins in their first games men’s and Women’s Football both had losses. The Philippines mens team went down to Indonesia 3-0, whereas the women where beaten 3-0 by Vietnam.
After no medals on Day 4 and ye to win a gold the Philippines drops to 7th place.
2017 SEA Games Day 2 – Men’s and Women’s Philippines Football win opening Games.
Aug 15, 2017
The Philippines had a 2-0 first game win over Cambodia in their first match of the 2017 SEA Games. The Competition is restricted for athletes under 22 years of age. Strong second half goals from Reymart Cubon and Fil-Japanese Kouichi Belgira. The goals came in the 52nd and 81st Minute. Giving the Philippines a handy 3 points in the bank. The Cambodians had been promised $1000 USD each by their Prime Minister for a win.
Women’s Football made a return to the 2015 SEA Games after not being include in the program. Meanwhile the Philippines Maldita’s also took a handy win over hosts Malaysia 2-1.
Meanwhile the Philippines was pummelled in the Women’s Netball. Going down 86 to 16 against the Thai’s.
The Philippines were crushed 3-1 by unheralded Cambodia in their second match for the
SEA Games. The more aggressive Khmers took advantage of the Filipino’s who were leaving them unmarked for large periods of the game. The only goal for the Philippines came from striker Paolo Salenga from Global FC at 53 minutes. Cambodia’s goals came from Mony Udom Prak, Sokpheng KEO, and Vathanaka CHAN at 30′ 41′ and 81′ minutes into the game.
The Philippines cannot lose another one of his three games if it wants to remain in the competition.
The Philippines lost 1-0 against Singapore in its first round match. Singapore’s only goal came from defender Sheikh Abdul Hadi Othman. The 23 year old plays for Young Lions FC in the Singapore League.
Philippines Football Malditas to SEA Games and 2013 World Rankings in Women’s Football SEA Nations
The Philippines Football Malditas, banered by seasoned international campaigners and highly-touted new recruits, expressed confidence of a strong showing in the Southeast Asian Games in Myanmar in December.
One of the few teams to make the criteria set by the SEAG Task Force, the Malditas are expected to field the “strongest team ever” for the biennial tournament.
“We’re hoping we can do our best during the SEA Games and prove to everybody that Philippine football belongs in the SEA Games,” said Malditas coach Ernie Nierras at the launching of telecommunications giant Globe’s sponsorship of the team.
The Malditas are left to carry the cudgels for PH football, after the Under-23 Azkals failed to make the grade.
Apart from the core of the team that impressed in the AFC Asian Women’s Cup Qualifying early this year, Nierras said the Malditas will also have a 5-foot-10 striker in Natalia Anderson.
SEA Games 2013 – Philippines FOOTBALL Malditas even lucky to win a Bronze
Earlier on I had already provided evidence in an article and research that the Women’s Football Team the Malditas would be lucky to win a bronze medal. So how to justify sending a team of 20 which had hardly played together as a team. They came from different teams from overseas a lot of them.
I noted here the Malditas were ranked 5th in South East Asia. Not surprisingly the Malditas recorded a 2-0 lost to host Myanmar and a 7-0 loss to Vietnam the SEA#3 and #1 ranked teams for 2013.
What does it take to win a World Cup?
By Gabrille Marcotti
There are 209 nations affiliated to FIFA and yet, in the past 50 years, 20 of the 24 teams that have reached the World Cup final have come from only five nations: Brazil, Argentina, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. Together with Spain, France and England, they are the only nations to have reached a final since Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best in a band called The Beatles.
Is there a common thread? Is there a recipe to success? And, if so, what are the ingredients?
Of the factors that contribute, none is, necessarily, a prerequisite. But the more of the seven ingredients below you have in your shopping cart, the more likely you are to win a World Cup.