18 October 2010

Guam Blanks RP XI

MANILA, Philippines — Guam streaked to its second win by downing the gutsy Philippine side, 2-0, in the AFC Under-16 Women's Championship 2011 Qualifying Round 1 (Group A) Sunday at the University of Makati football field.

After yielding two goals in the first half, the Filipinos intensified their attack in the final half in the hope of turning the game around but to no avail.

Guam’s victory was a huge follow-up to its 4-0 win over Timor Leste in the opening day last Friday which was witnessed by hundreds of spectators.

Still, it was Vietnam which made the biggest ripple in the 9-day tournament organized by the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) and sponsored by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), by dumping Singapore, 9-0, also last Friday.

Fast emerging as the regional power in the sport, the Vietnamese rattled the Singaporeans with their crisp and accurate passing to score easy goals.

The Filipinos hope to notch their first win today when they collide against Timor Leste at 9 a.m. also at the same venue.

They will face Vietnam on Friday and Singapore on Sunday.

Manila Bulletin


  1. feeb back on the 1st half anyone?

  2. phil - timor as of now 5-0 go philippines!


  4. I hope the RP coaches know how to diagnose this game. U16 girls should be able to execute crosses, clean 1-2s , pass to space, make supporting runs off the ball, beat defenders, hold the ball, play wide and many other technical defensive and offensive moves ON-DEMAND. For the game to improve, coaches must be honest and know what is deficient and address technical and tactical deficiencies in practice in order for this team to improve. Çuz you know, I'd hate to think of the scoreline when they play Vietnam.

  5. ^^LOL!!

    As long as the players are technically deficient, there's no way in hell they'll be tactically sufficient!

    And that applies to all Philippine national teams at levels, men's and women's.

    That is also the problem. There's too much emphasis on fitness and tactics, rather than on technical ability.

  6. In the past, players with technical ability have been told that their job is to kick the ball as far as they can up the field and hope for the best. What usually happens is that possession is surrendered and the ball just ends up back in the RP penalty area. That being said, Guam is a tiny island with a small population. If we had our best team on the field we would have crushed them. Unfortunately we cannot afford our best team.