After a few days of speculation, the United Football League has finally unveiled the matchups in the upcoming knockout stages of the UFL Cup.
The league officials ranked the top seven seeds based from the teams that topped their respective groups. Seeds 8-14 are based from the teams that finished second in the group while the two wildcard teams, Global FC and Sunken Garden United FC who are the highest ranked third-placers, are ranked 15th and 16th respectively. Below is the ranking table of the teams who advanced to the knockout stages and the tournament bracket of the UFL Cup.
|1||Loyola Meralco Sparks FC||3||3||0||0||27||2||25||9|
|2||Philippine Army FC||3||3||0||0||24||0||24||9|
|3||Philippine Air Force FC||3||3||0||0||23||3||20||9|
|5||Kaya Cignal FC||3||3||0||0||14||3||11||9|
|6||Green Archers United||3||2||1||0||12||1||11||7|
|8||Diliman - Victory Liner FC||3||2||0||1||18||4||14||6|
|10||Philippine Navy FC||3||2||0||1||12||6||6||6|
|12||Team Socceroo FC||3||2||0||1||4||16||-12||6|
|16*||Sunken Garden United FC||3||1||1||1||5||12||-7||4|
*Denotes wild card
In line of the seedings, four matches are already announced for this weekend. Group E winners Philippine Air Force Phoenix FC is set to face Group G runner up Manhur FC in the first match at 2:00PM Saturday, November 5, 2011 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. This will followed at 4:00PM with the match between Group A winners Nomads Auction Manila FC against Group F runner up Pasargad FC. The Saturday matches are covered by AkTV on IBC 13.
The action will not stop there as Group B runner up Team Socceroo FC will face a high flying Kaya Cignal FC, winners of Group D on 630 pm Sunday, November 6, 2011 at the Nomads Sports Club, and will be followed by the faceoff between Group F winners Green Archers United FC and Group A runner up Lions Meltique Beef FC at 830pm.
Four matches are also slated but as of this writing, the fixtures between Group A winners Loyola Meralco Sparks FC versus Group G runner up Sunken Garden United FC, Group C runner up Stallions FC versus Group D runner up Victory Liner - Diliman FC, Group C winner Pachanga FC versus Philippine Navy FC and Global FC versus Philippine Army FC, are still to be determined as some members of Loyola, Diliman, Pachanga and Global are representing the Philippines in the South East Asian (SEA) Games. It is also important to note that Kaya will be playing without its regular keeper in Topher Camcam who is also in the SEA Games roster.
Nonetheless, the draw has been finalized and deemed official. The knockout stages is finally here, don't miss every minute as the action unfolds in the United Football League!