Statbox: Philippines at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023

July 3, 2023 - 5:05 PM
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Photo shows Philippine national women’s football team Filipinas (Philippine Football Federation/Released)

Statbox on the Philippines at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023:

FIFA ranking: 46 (as of June 18)

Nickname: Filipinas

Coach: Alen Stajcic

Odds: 750/1 (William Hill)

How they qualified:

The Philippines will debut at the Women’s World Cup after a dramatic qualifying victory over Chinese Taipei in the quarter-finals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup last year. Goalkeeper Olivia Davies-McDaniel’s heroics helped the Filipinas win 4-3 in a shootout after a 1-1 draw.

Previous tournaments:

The 2023 World Cup marks the first time a team from the Philippines, whether male or female, will make an appearance at the showpiece event. The Philippines clinched their first AFF Women’s Championship title in 2022.

Prospects:

Placed in Group A alongside Switzerland, Norway and co-hosts New Zealand, the Philippines are the lowest-ranked team in the group and former Matildas coach Alen Stajcic will have his work cut out to avoid losing all three fixtures.

—Compiled by Pearl Josephine Nazare in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford