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Philippines bows out of semis race in AFF U18 Women’s Championship

Philippines against Myanmar in the AFF U-18 Women’s Championship.

Philippines against Myanmar in the AFF U-18 Women’s Championship. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines saw its semifinal hopes disappear after a 3-1 loss to Myanmar on Wednesday in the Asean Football Federation (AFF) U-18 Women’s Championship at Jakabaring Athletic Field in Palembang, Indonesia.

Two goals scored by Myanmar in the first half dashed any hopes of a favorable result for the female booters, who absorbed their second straight setback in Group B.

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Jonalyn Lucban’s 87th minute goal gave coach Let Dimzon’s side a small chance, but Hnin Myint Aye completed a brace during injury time to secure the full three points for Myanmar.

Myanmar claimed its second win in as many matches.

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The loss came two days after the Philippines was handed a 4-0 defeat by Australia to open the campaign.

The U-18 squad wraps up its stint on Friday against Malaysia at Jakabaring Stadium.

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