Filipinas blank Bosnia and Herzegovina in friendly | Inquirer Sports

Filipinas blank Bosnia and Herzegovina in friendly

/ 07:21 PM June 24, 2022
Filipinas win in friendly in Europe.

Filipinas win first friendly in Europe. –PFF PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine women’s football team dominated Bosnia and Herzegovina, 3-0, on Friday midnight (Manila time) in an international friendly at Terme Catez in Brezice, Slovenia.

Sarina Bolden delivered a brace, while Tara Shelton opened the scoring as the Filipinas earned their first win on European soil.

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“Another milestone for this team with our first goals and first win on European soil,” said national team coach Alen Stajcic. “We toiled hard, pressed well as a group, and executed some nice goals.”

Shelton drew the first blood, finding the back of the bet from outside the box just seven minutes into the match.

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Bolden double the lead before halftime, scoring in the 38th minute. She capped the victory with her second goal in the 82nd.

Goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel also displayed a tremendous defensive effort, preventing their foes from scoring a goal to bounce back from a 1-0 loss to Ireland last Sunday.

The Filipinas are preparing for the 2022 Asean Football Federation (AFF) Women’s Championship next month.

“Still require improvements in build-up play and possession. But we are working very hard as we progress on the road to the World Cup,” said Stajcic.

The Philippines is slated in Group A of the AFF tournament with Australia, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

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