Malditas bow to Thailand in crucial match
Philippine Malditas failed to get the easy path to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, losing to Thailand, 1-3, in the last Group A match in the 2018 AFC Women’s Asian Cup Friday morning at King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan.
Kanjana Sung-Ngoen scored a brace to put the pressure on the Filipinas. She first converted on a penalty kick in the 28th minute after Malditas’ Tahnai Annis was whistled with a handball inside the box, before sending the ball past goalkeeper Kearra Bastes-Jones once again at the 53rd minute.
Silawan Intamee made it 3-0 with another strike at the 62nd minute that certainly took the air out of the Philippine side.
Jesse Shugg saved some pride for the Malditas, pulling one back in injury time.
With the loss, the Filipinas settled for third place in Group A with their three points built on a win and two losses.
The Malditas still have a chance to make it to the Women’s World Cup when they play the Group B third placer, which will be the winner between South Korea and Vietnam.
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