MANILA – The Philippine Soccer Federation (PFF) has unveiled the ladies’s nationwide staff that can vie for a spot in subsequent yr’s AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup by the qualifying rounds beginning this weekend.
9 of the so-called “Malditas” making the 23-woman lineup for the WAC qualifiers had been a part of the staff that completed fourth within the 2019 Southeast Asian Video games in Biñan Metropolis, particularly goalkeeper Inna Palacios, defenders Hali Ford, Chelo Hodges, Tara Shelton, and Patricia Tomanon, midfielders Sara Castañeda, Cam Rodriguez, and Charisa Lemoran, and striker Alisha Del Campo.
Palacios has been named the Malditas’ skippers, whereas Ford would be the co-captain.
Three gamers from the Malditas’ 2018 AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup squad are making their manner again in defender Ryley Bugay and midfielders Tahnai Annis and Jessica Miclat.
Sara’s sister Anicka, who final performed for the Malditas within the 2018 AFF Ladies’s Championship, can also be making a comeback together with defender Sofia Harrison.
Rocelle Mendano, who performed within the 2019 AFF Ladies’s Championship, has additionally been referred to as up.
In the meantime, two gamers from the Malditas’ under-16 squad are referred to as as much as the senior staff, particularly striker Arianna LePage and goalkeeper Isabelle Mapanao.
However, three extra Filipinas are set to make their nationwide staff debuts, particularly goalie Olivia McDaniel, midfielder Malea Cesar, and striker Chandler McDaniel.
The staff, coached by returning Malditas tactician Marlon Maro, is already in Tashkent forward of its showdown towards Nepal on Saturday and Hong Kong the next Friday.
The staff that can find yourself on high of their group will be a part of defending champion Japan, 2018 runner-up Australia, third placer China, and incoming host India within the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup together with seven different groups from the qualifiers from Jan. 20-Feb. 6, 2022.
The highest 5 groups from the AFC Ladies’s Asian Cup will qualify for the 2023 FIFA Ladies’s World Cup, but when co-host Australia enters the Prime 5, the sixth-placed staff will get a spot too. (PNA)