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World Cup debutant Filipinas to reach new goal prior for Olympic Qualifiers


The Philippine women’s football team as the champions of 2022 AFF Women's Championship. PFF

By Gil Moriones

MANILA -- The Filipinas will undergo to the familiar but not yet achieve milestone and will try to make another historical precedent since their significant qualification in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, the slot for the 2024 Paris Olympics as the draw for the Round 1 of the 2024 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament concluded in AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, today. 

Former Malditas was placed in Group E and will face this competition new comer Pakistan, Hong Kong, and Tajikistan to be held this April 3-11 with the venue will be further announce. 

Being the 53rd in the FIFA Women's Ranking as of December 2022, the 2022 AFF Women's Championship Winner and the 2022 SEA Games Bronze Medalist need again to pass the Round 1 for them face the likes of Australia, China, Japan, North Korea and South Korea in the Round 2 of the Olympic Qualifying Tournament. 

Their co-World Cup debudant, Vietnam situated to Group C to confront Nepal, Palestine, and Afghanistan. 

In the recent OQT for the Tokyo Olympics, the Filipinas able to qualify in the Round 2 after placed as second of Group A but failed to proceed after the defeat in their final decider match vs Chinese Taipei by 4-2. 

Two Asian teams are allocated for the Women's Football Tournament for the next year's Summer Olympics. 

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