The Philippine women’s football team has been collecting milestones in India


Tahnai Annis (left) finds the net twice for the Philippines. —AFC

Coach Allen Stajcic can’t help but marvel at the pages of history the Philippine women’s football squad has been writing in the Asian Football Confederation Women’s Asian Cup in Pune, India.

“The team just keeps on raising the bar,” Stajcic said after the Filipinos crushed Indonesia, 6-0, late Thursday evening at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex. “Every time you do something new and create a bit of history, it’s a new ceiling for the team and the country.”

And he can easily rattle off the ways the team keeps pushing that ceiling higher.

“The first bit of history was beating Thailand for the first time,” Stajcic said. “Now we’ve won two matches in the Asian Cup for the first time in history. I believe it’s the record score for us in an Asian Cup so that’s another bit of…

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