The Philippine women’s soccer team stormed into the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup after a brilliant 2-1 win over Hong Kong at JAR Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday September 24th.
Chandler McDaniel and Tahnai Annis both found the end of the net when they swept Group F of the qualifying round, finished with 6 points and rose to the four-year meeting for the second year in a row September scored a decisive goal and mastered the situation again after giving the Filipino shoemakers a 1-0 lead in the 16th minute.
However, Hong Kong equalized in the 61st minute when Chung Pui Ki after one Free kick scored a goal.
Although the Philippines did allow a goal, they remained in a favorable position as they only needed a draw to lead Group F after Hong Kong and Nepal drew in their game to respectively To get 1 point.
McDaniel did not want to give Hong Kong a chance of a comeback victory and hit two defenders for the starting shot in the 88th minute – her first as a member of the national team.
Officials added three minutes of extra time, but the Philippines denied Hong Kong any attempt to equalize.
The Philippines have qualified for the Asian Women’s Cup and are among the twelve teams competing for five places allotted to the continent at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Asian Women’s Cup will be held in India from January 20th to February 6th next year. – Rappler.com
Delfin Dioquino dreamed of becoming a PBA player but he didn’t have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to be an athlete – to write about her.
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