Filipinas face familiar foes in AFF Women’s Football Championship
14 Jun 2022 | 08:02 | Football
Filipinas celebrate in victory over Myanmar in women’s football at the 31st Southeast Asian Games. PWNT / Raymond Braganza
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines women’s soccer team was drawn in Group A of the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Football Championship, to be hosted by the country from July 4 to 17.
Filipinas played against the three-time AFF women’s team and Southeast Asian Games runners-up Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia in Saturday’s draw at the Marco Polo Hotel.
Matches will be held at the Biñan Football Stadium in Biñan City and the Imus City Hall in Imus, Cavite.
Women’s national football team coach Alen Stajcic is excited to be battling the best teams in the region in front of a home crowd as he doesn’t mind kicking in preparation for his 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup debut. their history.
“Looking forward to playing in front of my home fans and against the best teams in Southeast Asia,” said Stajcic. “Another great opportunity for this team to be tested so we can learn, grow and improve.”
The defending champion and gold medalist of the SEA Games, Vietnam will also start at the World Cup next year, topping Group B with Myanmar, Timor-Leste, Cambodia and Laos.
Filipinas, who won their first bronze medal since 1985 at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam last week, are looking to make another history by surpassing their best record at the tournament. , fourth place in 2019.
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