The Philippine Women’s National Team mark their return to competition as they vie for a place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022 through the qualifiers which kicks off on 18 September 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The Philippines, ranked 68th in the FIFA Rankings, is in Group F and will face Nepal (ranked 101st) and Hong Kong (ranked 78th) at JAR Stadium in Tashkent.
|Day||Kick-off time||Time in Manila||Match||Venue|
|18 Sept. 2021||3:00 PM||6:00 PM||Nepal vs. Philippines||JAR Stadium|
|24 Sept. 2021||3:00 PM||6:00 PM||Philippines vs. Hong Kong||JAR Stadium|
Twenty-two (22) players were called up for the qualifiers. Goalkeeper Inna Palacios is the team captain, while Hali Long is the co-captain. Former youth national team players Arianna LePage and Isabelle Mapanao are among the new additions to the squad.
Tahnai Annis, Jessica Miclat, and Ryley Bugay, who were part of the team that competed in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018 in Jordan make their return to the squad.
The head coach is Marlon Maro and assisted by Michael Agbayani, Jose Maria Aberasturi, Marlon Piñero, Anthony Albao, and Ms. Rose Ton Bariñan.
PFF Women’s Committee co-chairperson Mr. Jefferson Cheng is the Team Manager.
In preparation for the qualifiers, the team had online training sessions beginning early this year before conducting a training camp in Irvine, California, USA from 04 August to 11 September 2021.
The team left for Uzbekistan last Sunday, 12 September 2021.
The Women’s National Team is also supported by the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), MVP Sports Foundation, and Team Manager Jeffersong Cheng.
|Inna PALACIOS (captain)||Goalkeeper||2019 SEA Games|
|Olivia DAVIES MCDANIEL||Goalkeeper||First tournament with WNT|
|Isabelle MAPANAO||Goalkeeper||From Youth NT (2019 Girls U16)|
|Ryley BUGAY||Defender||AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2018|
|Sofia HARRISON||Defender||AFF Women’s Championship 2018|
|Chelo HODGES||Defender||2019 SEA Games|
|Hali LONG (co-captain)||Defender||2019 SEA Games|
|Tara SHELTON||Defender||2019 SEA Games|
|Patricia TOMANON||Defender||2019 SEA Games|
|Tahnai ANNIS||Midfielder||AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018|
|Sara CASTAÑEDA||Midfielder||2019 SEA Games|
|Anicka CASTAÑEDA||Midfielder||AFF Women's Championship 2018|
|Malea CESAR||Midfielder||First tournament with WNT|
|Charisa LEMORAN||Midfielder||2019 SEA Games|
|Rocelle MENDAÑO||Midfielder||AFF Women's Championship 2019|
|Jessica MICLAT||Midfielder||AFC Women's Asian Cup 2018|
|Camille RODRIGUEZ||Midfielder||2019 SEA Games|
|Alyssa UBE||Midfielder||First tournament with WNT|
|Camille WILSON||Midfielder||AFF Women's Championship 2016|
|Alisha DEL CAMPO||Forward||2019 SEA Games|
|Arianna LEPAGE||Forward||From Youth NT (2019 Girls U16)|
|Chandler MCDANIEL||Forward||First tournament with WNT|