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Filipinas nonetheless look good to land gold

Filipinas celebrate dominant win in friendly over Papua New Guinea. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

(File) Filipinas have fun dominant win in pleasant over Papua New Guinea. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Key names will probably be lacking, however the Philippine girls’s soccer staff nonetheless seems stable with Sarina Bolden and Hali Lengthy main the Filipinas within the thirty second version of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games in Cambodia beginning this week.

Quinley Quezada and Olivia McDaniel are the opposite headliners because the squad will probably be with out Katrina Guillou, Tahnai Annis and Dom Randle when the Filipinas shoot for his or her first-ever gold within the regional meet.

Chandler McDaniel is ready for her maiden SEA Video games look after failing to see motion throughout final 12 months’s version in Vietnam resulting from an ACL harm.

McDaniel had three objectives when the Philippines gained all three video games within the first spherical of the Olympic Qualifying Event in Tajikistan.

Excessive expectations

Additionally heading to Cambodia are Sara Eggesvik, Carleigh Frilles, Jaclyn Sawicki, Bella Flanigan, Sofia Harrison, Eva Madarang, Alicia Barker, Reina Bonta, Maya Alcantara and Kiara Fontanilla.

Isabella Ardour, who noticed motion for the primary time within the Olympic qualifiers, additionally made the squad, whereas Natalie Oca and Sabine Ramos, who performed for the U-20 staff of assistant coach Nahuel Arrante, will make their senior debuts.

The Filipinas had been drawn in Group A with defending champions Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Indonesia. In Group B are Thailand, host Cambodia, Singapore and Laos.

Expectations are excessive for the World Cup-bound Filipinas, who, after claiming bronze within the Vietnam SEA Video games, emerged winners of the Asean Soccer Federation Girls’s Championship in Manila. INQ

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