Young Filipinas down to last shot at making World Cup

Nina Mathelus (left, No. 2) fights for possession with North Korea’s Ri Ye Gyong. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The bid of the Philippines to qualify for the Fifa (International Federation of Football Associations) U-17 Women’s World Cup now rests on the final group stage match of its maiden continental campaign after absorbing a brutal defeat at the…

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Underdog Filipinas eye upset of Nokors in Bali

Filipinas U-17. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Coach Sinisa Cohadzic sees a tough mountain to climb for the Philippines in its quest to get a second win on Thursday in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Women’s Asian Cup against tough North Korea in Bali, Indonesia. “They are a strong team, as they have always been, so it’s…

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Asian Cup-bound Filipinas U-17 beat Kaya in friendly

Philippine U17 women’s football team. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine team that will compete in the AFC Women’s U-17 Asian Cup edged out PFF Women’s League champion Kaya-Iloilo, 1-0, in a friendly match held Thursday at Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub in Imus, Cavite. Bella Alamo scored the winning goal off an assist from Louraine Evangelista…

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Filipinas remain winless this year after losses in Korea

Filipinas during a friendly with South Korea in Incheon.–CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Victory eluded the Philippine women’s football team anew as the Filipinas dropped a total of two friendly matches against South Korea in Incheon. But coach Mark Torcaso believes the effort the Filipinas put up in 3-0 and 2-1 defeats are necessary steps to what he…

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Filipinas tap U17 players, newcomers for South Korea friendlies

FILE–Filipinas at the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China.–PFF PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–The Philippine women’s football team called up four U-17 players and two first-timers for its pair of friendly matches against South Korea next week in Icheon. Nina Mathelus, Aiselyn Sia, Alexa Pino and Gabrielle Baker, in contention to be included in the Philippine squad for…

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Filipinas rise to all-time best No.38 in Fifa world rankings

FILE–Philippines team enjoys the win with some post match photos. New Zealand vs Philippines. Fifa World Cup. (Joe Serci / SPP) The Philippine women’s football team will end a year to remember by climbing further at No. 38 in the women’s world rankings which was released by Fifa on Friday. It’s another marked improvement as…

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Filipinas officially out of Olympic football qualifiers

Philippine women’s football team in the AFC Asian Qualifiers. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–The Filipinas were officially eliminated from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament after Uzbekistan claimed a 3-0 win over India on Wednesday. A loss or a draw by Uzbekistan was all the Filipinas needed to qualify for the third round…

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Filipinas to salvage whatever’s left of Paris chances

Sarina Bolden (center) again anchors the Filipinas’ offense. —PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM The slim hopes of keeping their Paris Olympics bid alive does not mean that coach Mark Torcaso and the Filipinas are going to go out on the pitch on Wednesday with a half-hearted effort. “We have a goal of getting as much points…

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Matildas all but snuff out Filipinas’ Paris Olympics dreams

Filipinas striker Sarina Bolden (left) struggles to keep ball possession against Matildas defender Clare Hunt. —PHILIPPINE WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM The Filipinas will not only need to win their final second round match in the Asian Football Confederation Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament but also win it big and rely on other teams to slip up after…

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Torcaso has complete faith Filipinas can topple Aussies

Sarina Bolden (center) celebrates her second goal against Chinese Taipei, which gave Team PH a 3-1 lead. The win gives the Filipinas the confidence heading into their clash with Australia. —CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Being pragmatic is the last thing coach Mark Torcaso would want even if the Filipinas go into their titanic match in the second…

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