World Cup berth within reach as Malditas face Thailand in Women's Asian Cup
ABS-CBN Sports on Apr 12, 2018 11:26 AM
(Photo Courtesy of Mia Montayre/Philippine Football Federation)
History will be within reach for the Philippine Women's National Football Team as they close out the Group Stage of the 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup with an all-important matchup against Thailand at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan.
Kick off time is at Friday, April 13th, 1:00 AM, Manila time.
A win for the Malditas will mean making the FIFA Women's World Cup for the first time in history.
Currently at three points with one win and one loss, the Philippines shoots for at least a runner-up finish, and the only team standing in their way is a familiar one.
For the Malditas, aside from making the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, there's a bit of a revenge factor when they share the pitch with Thailand.
The last time that these two sides met, it was at the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, with Thailand coming away with a 3-1 win.
Now, the Malditas look for retribution with an even bigger prize at stake.
Thailand also sits at three points coming from one win and one loss. Like the Philippines, a win sends the 1983 Women's Asian Cup champs to France next year.