Filipinas kick off Paris Olympics bid with domination of Pakistanis

Filipinas kick off Paris Olympics
The Philippine Women’s National Football Team wins its first of three matches in the first round of the 2024 Olympics Qualifiers. Philippine WNT social media photo.

The Filipinas are off to a good start with its Paris Olympics 2024 bid after dominating the Pakistanis team in their first-round match held at the Hisor Central Stadium in Tajikistan.

The Philippine Women’s National Football Team (PWNFT) crushed the Pakistan squad with a commanding 4-0 routing on Wednesday night, April 5, 2023, to notch its first win at the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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The Filipinas’ 4 goals came from Hali Long (22nd minute), Sarina Bolden (25th minute), Eva Madarang (29th minute), and Chandler McDaniel (85th minute), giving the PWNFT maximum 3 points and a +4 goal difference in Group E where only the top teams from seven groups can advance to the next round of qualifiers.

The Philippines (World No. 49) which recently recorded its best-ever FIFA World Ranking, is grouped with Pakistan (World No. 169), host Tajikistan (World No. 144), and Hong Kong (World No. 79) which also won its first game yesterday.

Their next group matches are scheduled on:

  • April 8 Philippines vs Tajikistan (10 PM Philippine Time)
  • April 11 Philippines vs Hong Kong (7 PM Philippine Time)

Filipinas coach Alen Stajcic noted that the team still needs to improve as they also prepare for the nation’s historic first appearance in the FIFA Women’s World Cup to be hosted by Australia and New Zealand in July.

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