Fri. Jun 14th, 2024


MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines secured a spot within the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) U-17 Ladies’s Asian Cup for the primary time after defeating host Vietnam, 1-0, within the closing match of the second spherical qualifiers on Sunday in Hanoi.

Isabella Preston’s objective within the second half of the sport held at Vietnam Youth Soccer Coaching Heart was sufficient for the Filipinas U-17 to safe the ultimate spot to the continental event which shall be hosted subsequent 12 months by Indonesia.

Defending champion Japan, which dominated the 2019 version, North Korea, China, South Korea, Thailand, Australia and Indonesia are the opposite international locations that certified for the Asian Cup.

Preston produced the eventual winner within the 56th minute after changing a protracted free kick which Vietnamese goalkeeper Le Thi Thu couldn’t deflect, sparking celebrations amongst coach Sinisha Cohadzic’s squad.


In profitable the final two matches, the Philippines claimed the second spot in Group B with six factors, behind Australia.

Australia defeated the Philippines, 6-2, within the first recreation of each groups within the second spherical.

A 3-1 win over Bangladesh and Vietnam’s 2-1 loss to Australia on Friday gave the Filipinas U-17 an opportunity to assert the Asian Cup berth.

The crew started its Asian Cup quest final April when it defeated Guam and Lebanon within the first spherical beneath the tutelage of then Filipinas senior crew mentor Alen Stajcic.

Nina Mathelus scored seven targets within the two-round qualification, together with three within the second spherical.

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