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Robredo cheers for PH women’s football team in AFC Asian Cup

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 09:46 PM January 25, 2022
Philippines celebrates after scoring a goal over Thailand in the AFC Women's Asian Cup.

Philippines celebrates after scoring a goal over Thailand in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup. AFC PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine women’s football team received words of encouragement from Vice President Leni Robredo as it competes in the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

The Filipinos are in the middle of their biggest competition yet as they vie for a slot in the Fifa Women’s World Cup next year.

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“Good luck sa lahat ng (to all the) members ng Philippine women’s national football team as you compete in the AFC Women’s Asia Cup 2022,” said Robredo.

The Filipino female booters have impressed so far after two matches where they stunned Thailand in the opener on Thursday and made a good account of themselves in a respectable loss to heavyweight Australia on Monday.

“Thank you very much for bringing pride and honor to our country. Ngayon pa lang, proud na proud na kami sa inyo! Kasama ninyo ako at ang buong bansa na nagchee-cheer sa inyo sa laban na ito at sa mga susunod pa,” Robredo said.

(We’re already very proud of you all. I’m with the rest of the country in cheering for you in this fight and in the future.)

“Again, good luck at mag-iingat kayo diyan (and take care). Laban, Pilipinas (Fight, Philippines). Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino (Long live the Filipino athlete).”

The Philippines shoots for a spot in the knockout stage against Indonesia on Thursday.

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