Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Homeless World Cup

I read a 'surprising' article from Philippine Daily Inquirer last Sunday about the Homeless World Cup that will be held at Melbourne Australia this coming December. 'Surprising' because I haven't seen much newspaper articles for football here in the Philippines where Basketbal is really popular. 'Surprising' because our Basketball-crazy nation is sending a contingent to the Homeless World Cup. This will be the first time and we have the youngest teams of the tournament.

As a football fan myself (and I never been a fan of basketball), I could only wish our Philippine Football Federation (PFF) could have done so much to promote the Beautiful Game. Ironically, PFF was one of the founding Football Associations of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and up to this year, we still haven't qualified for the ASEAN Football Federations Cup. We were better last year though but we still never got through the preliminaries. We even pitted some Fil-Foreigners for the Philippine Team but still did not got through.

On December, we are sending our Youth Team to the Homeless World Cup. I would say our team is well prepared, supported, very determined... and 'homeless.'

According to pinoysoccer (www.pinoysoccer.com), a handfull of ninongs already expressed support for the team. The Philippine Daily Inquirer, Eric Guttierez of SR Metals Inc., Danny Moran of Amici Pizza, Monchu Garcia Accel Sports, Superferry, GNC Philippines are few of the Ninongs and more are chipping in including individuals who just want to help these kids take another chance in life.

Know more about our Homeless World Cup National Team at www.pinoysoccer.com and the PDI article here...

Below is the clip made by Bleachers' Brew and NTDTV.com

And to our National Team, good luck guys. Though you are not yet known, you will have a name soon... All the best!

For those who want to support, please visit the PinoySoccer website.


Logie said...

WOw nice article futbol was a beautiful game after all, JOGA BONITO!, keep it up Jay! GO PHILIPPINES!

-Logie from Cagayan De Oro City

Jay Lagat said...

logie, salamat sa imong pagbisita bai!