Philippines bunched with Australia in AFC Women’s Asian Cup

PH Malditas celebrate opening win the the AFC Women's Asian Cup qualifiers.

PH Malditas celebrate opening win the the AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers. PHOTO/Asian Football Confederation

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine women’s national football team was drawn into an interesting group in the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup that includes two Southeast Asian neighbors and one international powerhouse.

In a ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, the Philippines was bundled with world no.11 Australia, and also familiar nations Thailand and Indonesia in group B of the competition that will be played from January 20 to February 6.

The country is ranked no.68 in the world while Thailand is at no.39 with Indonesia at no.92.

Alen Stajcic, who previously coached Australia, will be manning the Philippines’ side.

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