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PH women’s football team eyes World Cup spot

/ 05:10 AM January 20, 2022
PH women's football team on its way to India

PH women’s football team on its way to India.– PilipinasNWFT Twitter

NAVI MUMBAI, India—Having hurdled so many challenges just to get here, the Philippine Women’s National Team is hoping to make the most out of this campaign in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022 that kicks off on Thursday.

The Filipinos won’t be seeing action until Friday when it clashes with regional powerhouse Thailand as action in Group B kicks off at the DY Patil Stadium here.

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Coach Alen Stajcic’s side is brimming with optimism as it aims to advance from the group stage for a shot at one of the five spots at stake for the Fifa Women’s World Cup next year.

Also in the Philippines’ group are Australia and Indonesia. The top two teams in the group advance to the quarterfinals together with the two best third placers from each of the three groups in the 12-team tournament.

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“We are here to try and create history for Philippine football,” said Stajcic, the former Australian national team coach who was hired by the Philippine Football Federation last October specifically for this mission.

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