January 23, 2011

Philippine National Football

The Philippine National Football Team is the national football team of the Philippines and represents the country in international football. Commonly known as soccer - is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with spherical ball and is also considered as one of the major sports here in the Philippines. Football game is played on a rectangular field of grass or artificial turf. The goal of a football game is to score by driving the ball into the opposing goal. The goalkeepers are the only players allowed to touch the ball with their hands or arms while the field players typically use their feet to kick the ball into position.

Football players are required to wear includes a shirt, shorts, socks, footwear and adequate shin guards. Headgear is not a required piece of basic equipment, but players today may choose to wear it to protect themselves from head injury. Football game consists of two periods of 45 minutes each, known as halves and a 15-minute half-time break between halves.

And very surprised for knowing that the first ever Filipino Football team in the UK to play football. This is an excitement carrier to all Filipinos in Football league in UK.

Leo Jensen, the Architect of Philippine United said that, "a self-confessed Danish football fanatic whose aim is to promote and improve the level of football in the Philippines". Leo, who runs PFAUK of Philippine Football Agency UK, lives in Bolton with his Filipina wife.

In FIFA rankings, the Azkals is currently placed in 162nd. The Philippine Football Team needs more support, provide enought facilities for the training. The Philippine Embassy in London will now help the team search for sponsors and help to coordinate them with the PFF or Philippine Football Federation in Manila. Another trial, which is open to anyone of Filipino descent, is scheduled for January 31 and will take place just outside London in Watford, Hertfordshire. Leo Jensen says Philippine United will consist of 22-25 players.

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