Philippine Peace Cup

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Philippine Peace Cup
Philippine Peace Cup.jpeg
Founded 2012
Number of teams 4
Current champions  Myanmar
(1st title)
Most successful team(s)  Philippines
(2 titles)
Television broadcasters ABS-CBN Sports and Action

The Philippine Peace Cup is a four-nation international football competition organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) which involves the national teams of the Philippines and three invitees. The inaugural edition took place in 2012, replacing the annual Long Teng Cup which the Philippines has been participants since its inception. The tournament also takes place around September to celebrate peace month in the Philippines.[1]

Tournament name[edit]

The inaugural edition in 2012 was due to be the third annual Long Teng Cup, however, the organizers, the Chinese Taipei Football Association (CTFA), begged off from staging it 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 was held, has a rule against events named after an individual.[1]

As the tournament celebrates peace month, it also sees the involvement of the office of the presidential adviser on the country's peace process which played a role in the naming of the tournament.[4]

Broadcasting[edit]

ABS-CBN is the official TV partner of the Peace Cup, airing the matches involving the Philippines on Studio 23 and other matches via International broadcasters, from 2012-2013. Starting 2014, ABS-CBN Sports and Action will air the games, after Studio 23 ceased broadcast.

Summary[edit]

Year Host city 1st Place 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place
2012 Manila
Philippines

Chinese Taipei

Guam

Macau
2013 Bacolod
Philippines

Chinese Taipei

Pakistan
2014 Manila
Myanmar

Philippines

Palestine

Chinese Taipei

General statistics[edit]

As of 2014 Philippine Peace Cup

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD
 Philippines 7 5 0 2 20 8 +12
 Chinese Taipei 7 2 1 4 11 19 -8
 Myanmar 2 2 0 0 7 3 +4
 Palestine 2 1 0 1 8 7 +1
 Guam 3 1 0 2 3 3 0
 Pakistan 2 1 0 1 2 3 -1
 Macau 3 0 1 2 2 10 -8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Decena, Karl (2012-09-07). "PFF renames Alcantara Cup to Peace Cup". InterAKTV. Retrieved 2012-09-10. 
  2. ^ Leyba, Olmin (2012-06-13). "PFF plans to hold P9M 4-nation meet". The Philippine Star. Retrieved 2012-08-11. 
  3. ^ Tupas, Cedelf (2012-07-28). "PFF invites Guam XI to 4-nation tournament". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2012-07-28. 
  4. ^ Moore, Roy (2012-08-31). "Paulino Alcantara Peace Cup moved to Rizal Memorial Stadium". GMA News (Philippines). Retrieved 2012-09-14.