The Philippine nationwide ladies’s soccer workforce may have a spot in historical past as the primary squad from the nation to qualify for any version of the FIFA World Cup.
Whereas the achievement is a major a part of their careers, the gamers mentioned they dedicate the feat to the youthful era.
“It is for the long run, the youthful era of Philippine soccer as a result of we’re making them dream. We’re making it reachable for them,” goalkeeper Inna Palacios mentioned in Chino Trinidad’s 24 Oras report on Wednesday.
Palacios, who has been enjoying the game since she was 4 years previous, additionally devoted their achievement to the Philippines, the nation they selected to signify, regardless of a lot of them being born in different international locations.
“Para sa bayan. It is the individuals we signify, and [we] simply [want] to indicate them what a real Filipino is.”
Midfielder Camille Rodriguez, in the meantime, mentioned there isn’t a “secret weapon” in profitable.
“Preserve working, preserve dreaming, again your goals with arduous work kasi hindi binigay sa amin ‘yung win na ‘to (as a result of this win was not handed over to us),” she mentioned.
The Philippine ladies’s squad booked a slot within the 2023 FIFA Girls’s World Cup after defeating Chinese language Taipei within the quarterfinals of the 2022 AFC Girls’s Asian Cup. They ended their marketing campaign within the mentioned competitors within the semis after falling to South Korea.
—Justin Kenneth Carandang/MGP, GMA Information