05 June 2016

Filipinas fall to Thailand in AFC U-14 title match

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine girls earned a second place finish at the 2016 Asian Football Confederation Under-14 Girls Regional Championship after losing 0-1 to ASEAN powerhouse Thailand on Sunday, June 5 at Chao Anuvong Stadium in Vientiane, Laos.
The 2016 squad, which made the final after defeating Myanmar 5-1 on Saturday, equals the team's best ever finish from 2014, when they won silver as well.
Despite losing in the final, the Filipinas enjoyed a successful run through the tournament, which began on Tuesday, finished second to the also-unbeaten Thailand in Group A, which also featured Malaysia and Laos. Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore composed Group B.
The Philippines was comprised of Trinity Wambolt, Journey Winder, Gaby Colatos, Martina Torres, Cassandra Zalamea, Anya Fuentes, Maria Lazo, Alex Villalon, Alex Lagman, Carly Frilles, Marinell Cristobal, Arianna Lepage, Jessica Pido, Katelyn Alexander, Malina Hill, Keane Dedel, Shelten Cruces and Riza Ugbaniel. Their coach is Joyce Landagan, daughter of former UST halfback Jesus Landagan. – Rappler.com


  1. Good job PFF!! but can we sustain this performance every year or are these just lucky strikes?

    1. It isn't a lucky strike
      They lost to Thailand in the finals of 2014 edition
      It was a surprise they beat Vietnam in semis but lost some players' parents complaimed and vowed to never play again after the tournament due to Nierras's credit card issue which delayed their flight to Manila