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2012 Philippine Peace Cup

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Host country  Philippines
Venue(s)  1 (in 1 host city)
Dates  25–29 September 2012
Runners-up  Chinese Taipei
2012 Philippine Peace Cup
Teams  4 (from 1 confederation)
Champions  Philippines (1st title)

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. 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. The PFF then renamed it as the Paulino Alcántara Cup, after Filipino–Spanish 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. 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.

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

Competing teams

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. The PFF then invited Guam which they eventually accepted, thus replacing Hong Kong as the fourth team.

The four national teams that will take part are:

  •  Chinese Taipei
  •  Guam
  •  Macau
  •  Philippines
  • Venue

    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.


    All times listed are UTC+8.


    The following were awarded by the PFF after the tournament:


    4 goals
  • Denis Wolf
  • 2 goals
  • Marcus Lopez
  • Patrick Reichelt
  • 1 goal
    1 own goal
  • Scott Guerrero (playing against Chinese Taipei)
  • References

    2012 Philippine Peace Cup Wikipedia

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