Lady booters face acid test in ASEAN Football

Published May 28, 2022, 6:06 PM

by Jonas Terrado

The Philippines is set to face a pair of tough opponents after being drawn in Group A of the ASEAN Football Federation Women’s Championship which the country will host in July.

Australia and Thailand were drawn in the same group, putting the Filipinas in a difficult task to secure a semifinal spot in the regional competition which starts July 4.

Also in Group A following the draw ceremony held Saturday, May 28 are Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.

Group B is composed of 2019 champion Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Timor-Leste.

The top two teams in each group will advance to the semifinals of the event which was delayed for two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is still unknown if the Aussies will field their senior team or from the youth level but any squad should pose a serious challenge for coach Alen Stajcic’s side.

Thailand recently beat the Philippines,

3-0, in the semifinals of the 31st Vietnam Southeast Asian Games, avenging a 1-0 defeat during the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in India.

The Filipinas will be looking at producing a strong showing on home soil after securing a bronze medal in the SEA Games, the country’s first since 1985.

Games will be held at the Binan Football Stadium in Laguna and the Imus Grandstand in Cavite.

 
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