The Philippine Women’s National Team began their preparations for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 qualifiers with the team tryouts, which started yesterday 04 August 2021 at Great Park Irvine in Irvine, California, USA.
The player tryouts session is part of the team’s United States training camp in the buildup to the qualifiers scheduled on 13-25 September 2021. The Philippines will face Hong Kong and Nepal for a spot in the Women’s Asian Cup, which also acts as qualifiers for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.
Head coach Marlon Maro arrived in the United States last Monday 02 August 2021 and will oversee the tryouts and training camp alongside assistant coaches Rose Ton Barinan, Michael Agbayani, Anthony Albao, and Marlon Pinero.
PFF Women’s Committee co-chairperson Jefferson Cheng is the team manager for this campaign.
Over 40 players (composed of Philippine-based and US-based players) are expected to join the tryouts. Following the tryouts, the training camp will begin and will serve as the basis to select the 23 players that will represent the country in the qualifiers.
The team’s upcoming campaign in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup qualifiers is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) and the MVP Sports Foundation.