The roster for the 2023 Philippine Women’s World Cup is now converging in the run-up to a first-ever World Cup for the Filipinas.
The Philippines, ranked 49th in the world, have never qualified for a World Cup or an Olympic Games like this, but hope they can put on a good show of themselves Down Under, following on from last year. The country reached a semi-final at the AFC Women’s Asian Cup and won the AFF Women’s Championship for the first time, so the women’s team is doing well. However, this will be considerably more difficult.
The Philippines are in Group A with fellow hosts New Zealand, Switzerland and Norway. Not much is expected of them – and they’ll likely buck expectations even by avoiding the bottom spot in their group – but with hardly anyone on the team particularly famous in the rest of the world, they’ll enjoy the role of unknown quality .
Philippines-based Hali Long will be key in defence, as the country’s current most capped international, while US-based Isabella Pasion is only 16 years old and will become one of the youngest footballers ever on a World Cup, male or female. she characterizes. There are also players without clubs that may be called up, such as the restricted pool to attract players.
For the Filipinas however, as with so many countries at this tournament, this could be a turning point in which the sport captures the imagination at home.
The Philippines are in World Cup Group A with New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland, their first World Cup match is against Switzerland on July 21 and below is their most recent squad before announcing their World Cup squad on July 9.
2023 Philippines Women’s World Cup Squad
2023 Philippines Women’s World Cup squad: latest call-ups
- GK: Olivia McDaniel (Untied)
- GK: Kiara Fontanilla (Central Coast Mariners)
- DF: Maya Alcantara (Georgetown Hoyas)
- DF: Alicia Barker (Pacific Northwest)
- DF: Reina Bonta (Santos)
- DF: Malea Cesar (Blacktown City)
- DF: Sofia Harrison (detached)
- DF: Hali Long (Kaya-Iloilo)
- DF: Eva Madarang (Blacktown Spartans)
- MF: Anicka Castañeda (Mt Druitt Town Rangers)
- MF: Sara Eggesvik (Norway KIL/Hemne)
- MF: Carleigh Frilles (Blacktown Spartans)
- MF: Isabella Pasion (Lebanon Trail High School)
- MF: Jaclyn Sawicki (Western United States)
- MF: Natalie Oca (Loyola Marymount Lions)
- MF: Sabine Ramos (Woodbridge High School)
- FW: Sarina Bolden (Western Sydney Wanderers)
- FW: Isabella Flanigan (Mountaineers of West Virginia)
- FW: Chandler McDaniel (detached)
- FW: Quinley Quezada (Red Star Belgrade)
Who is the Philippine manager?
Alen Stajcic has led the Philippines since 2021. A former New South Wales Premier League midfielder, the Australian took charge of the Australia women’s team after his retirement and also coached Sydney FC and Central Coast Mariners women’s sides.
Philippines Women’s World Cup 2023 Squad: When will the Philippines Squad be announced?
The Philippines currently has no friendlies scheduled between now and their opening game against Switzerland on July 21. The selection will probably be announced a few weeks before the start of the tournament.
How many players can the Philippines take to the 2023 World Cup?
The squad for the Philippines Women’s World Cup will consist of 23 players. Despite requests from some countries to expand the size of the squad, as happened with the Men’s World Cup in Qatar, they will be limited to a smaller squad of just 23.
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