PH MALDITAS FAILS TO CLINCH SECOND WIN IN 2022 AFC ASIAN CUP
Philippine Women’s National Football Team, Malditas, lost to Australia in a 0-4 game yesterday in the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena in India.
Malditas stunned the powerhouse Thailand two days ago in a 1-0 game which was struck by Chandler McDaniel.
But not this time around against Australia.
The Philippines was not able to score one goal while Australia scored four goals courtesy of Sam Kerr in the 51st minute of the game followed by Dominique Randle, Emily Van Egmond, and Mary Fowler.
“For our players to step up to that level and be able to hold them out for 50 minutes and only really concede off a corner from Sam Kerr — who is probably the best header of the ball in the last 10 to 15 years in women’s football, it just shows the resilience that the team showed,” Malditas coach Alen Stajcic said.
And despite the scoreless game, coach Alen also shared that the team had an outstanding play.
“It’s an outstanding performance. I couldn’t be any prouder of the way that they fought and battled and the effort was outstanding against a really, truly world-class team,” he explained.
“The fight, the effort, makes us really proud that we could match that team for so long and keep them at bay.”