2012 Philippine Peace Cup

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2012 Philippine Peace Cup
Tournament details
Host country Philippines
Dates 25–29 September 2012
Teams (from 1 confederation)
Venue(s) (in 1 host city)
Final positions
Champions  Philippines (1st title)
Runners-up  Chinese Taipei
Third place  Guam
Fourth place  Macau
Tournament statistics
Matches played 6
Goals scored 19 (3.17 per match)
Top scorer(s) Philippines Denis Wolf
(4 goals)
Best player Philippines Denis Wolf

The 2012 Philippine Peace Cup was the inaugural edition of the tournament, four-nation international football competition organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF). It was originally slated for 12–16 October but the PFF moved it to 25–29 September to give way to the participation of local side Loyola Meralco Sparks in the 2012 Singapore Cup.[1] ABS-CBN covered the games on Studio 23.

The tournament was due to be the third annual Long Teng Cup, however, the organizers, the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA), withdrew from staging the 2012 edition and requested the PFF to host it.[2] The PFF then renamed it as the Paulino Alcántara Cup,[3] after FilipinoSpanish football legend who played for Barcelona. It was again renamed to the Paulino Alcántara Peace Cup and eventually to the Philippine Peace Cup as the Philippine Sports Commission, which operates the Rizal Memorial Stadium where the tournament will be held, has a rule against events named after an individual.[4] The month of September is also peace month in the Philippines and the tournament saw involvement of the office of the presidential adviser on the country's peace process.[5]

After 99 years, the Philippines won their first international title since the 1913 Far Eastern Games.[6]

Competing teams[edit]

This tournament was due to be the third staging of the Long Teng Cup, all four participants of the tournament were to take part. However, Hong Kong withdrew from participating with Pakistan initially being mooted as their replacement.[7] The PFF then invited Guam which they eventually accepted, thus replacing Hong Kong as the fourth team.[8]

The four national teams that will take part are:


The tournament was supposed to be held at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. This was due to it supposedly being more financially feasible and that renovations were going to take place from August to September at Rizal Memorial Stadium. However, at the end of August 2012, PFF president Mariano Araneta announced that it will be moved back to the Rizal Memorial Stadium because the project, funded by FIFA which will turn the football field into an artificial turf, didn’t push through. Araneta added that conducting the tournament in Manila will lessen the expenses of the PFF in the event, which is estimated at 6 million.[9]

Manila Metro Manila
Rizal Memorial Stadium
2012 Philippine Peace Cup is located in Metro Manila
Rizal Stadium
Rizal Stadium
2012 Philippine Peace Cup (Metro Manila)
Capacity: 30,000
Rizal Memorial Track and Football Stadium.jpg


Key to colours in round-robin
Team that won the tournament

All times listed are UTC+8.

Team Pld
 Philippines 3 3 0 0 9 1 +8 9
 Chinese Taipei 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
 Guam 3 1 0 2 3 3 0 3
 Macau 3 0 1 2 2 10 −8 1

25 September 2012
Chinese Taipei  2–2  Macau
Lo Chih-en Goal 48'
Yang Chao-hsun Goal 89' (pen.)
Report R. Torrão Goal 45'
Chan Kin Seng Goal 57'
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Referee: Jovanie Villagracia (Philippines)

25 September 2012
Philippines  1–0  Guam
Reichelt Goal 81' Report
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Referee: Phung Dinh Dung (Vietnam)

27 September 2012
Chinese Taipei  2–0  Guam
Lo Chih-an Goal 11'
S. Guerrero Goal 45' (o.g.)
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Referee: Steve Supresencia (Philippines)

27 September 2012
Philippines  5–0  Macau
Wolf Goal 22'45'64'
De Murga Goal 49'
Reichelt Goal 69'
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Referee: Vo Quang Vinh (Vietnam)

29 September 2012
Macau  0–3  Guam
Report Lopez Goal 45'55'
Naputi Goal 90'
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Referee: Jovanie Villagracia (Philippines)

29 September 2012
Philippines  3–1  Chinese Taipei
Wolf Goal 10'
Caligdong Goal 34'
Porteria Goal 43'
Report Chang Han Goal 51'
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Referee: Phung Dinh Dung (Vietnam)


The following were awarded by the PFF after the tournament:[10]

 2012 Philippine Peace Cup Champions 

First title
Best Goalkeeper Award Best Defender Award Best Midfielder Award
Philippines Eduard Sacapaño Philippines Jeffrey Christiaens Philippines Matthew Uy
Most Valuable Player Golden Boot Fair Play Award
Philippines Denis Wolf Philippines Denis Wolf Philippines Philippines


4 goals
2 goals
1 goal
1 own goal


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  3. ^ Tupas, Cedelf P. (2012-07-28). "PFF invites Guam XI to 4-nation tournament". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  4. ^ Decena, Karl (2012-09-07). "PFF renames Alcantara Cup to Peace Cup". InterAKTV. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  5. ^ Moore, Roy (2012-08-31). "Paulino Alcantara Peace Cup moved to Rizal Memorial Stadium". GMA News (Philippines). Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
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  8. ^ "Matao will play in Philippines". Guam Pacific Daily News. 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  9. ^ Decena, Karl (2012-09-29). "Rizal Stadium to host inaugural Paulino Alcantara Peace Cup". InterAKTV/TV5. Retrieved 2013-09-16. 
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