Photo credit to Philippine Women’s Football Team.
The Philippine Women’s Football Team has made history that the Men’s team have failed, by qualifying for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. This will be the first time that the team has ever qualified for the tournament, and they will be making their debut in the world’s biggest women’s football competition.
The Philippines is in Group A:
Here is the Filipinas’ schedule for the World Cup, and they will be competing in Group A against Switzerland, New Zealand, and Norway. Switzerland is currently ranked 19th in the world, New Zealand is ranked 22nd, and Norway is ranked 11th. The Philippines is currently ranked 46th in the world, but these ladies are capable of upsetting any of these big teams.
The team’s Aussie head coach, Alen Stajcic, is confident that the team can make a good showing at the World Cup. “We know that we are the underdogs in our group, but we are not afraid of any team,” he said. “We have been working hard for this moment, and we are ready to make history.”
The Philippine Women’s Football Team will kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on July 21, 2023, at Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin, New Zealand. They will then face New Zealand on July 25 at Sky Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand, and Norway on July 30 at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.
The team aren’t there just to simply “attend” the competition, they will be hoping to make history by advancing out of the group stage and into the knockout rounds of the World Cup. They will need to play their best football and upset some of the higher-ranked teams if they want to achieve their goal. However, with the right attitude and determination, the Philippine Women’s Football Team has the potential to make some noise at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Below is the table of schedule of games provided by Flashscore