The Philippine girls’s soccer group held its first coaching session in New Zealand on Wednesday, greater than every week earlier than the maiden marketing campaign within the Fifa Girls’s World Cup.
Social media posts made by the Filipinas confirmed the gamers coaching amid moist circumstances at Olympic Park in Auckland the place the group’s base camp goes to be positioned till the top of the group stage.
“The pitch is very nice. It’s slick and moist like we anticipated,” stated co-captain Hali Lengthy. “I’m seeing much more solar than anticipated which is very nice.”
The following 9 days will probably be essential for the Filipinas, who hope to place up a strong displaying towards superior groups in Group A, particularly Switzerland, co-host New Zealand and Norway.
A part of the schedule earlier than the July 21 opener towards Switzerland is a coaching match towards Sweden on July 17 in Wellington.
The group arrived final Monday earlier than loud cheers from these from the Philippine embassy and the Filipino group.
Tuesday noticed the gamers stroll across the metropolis so as to acclimatize themselves to the climate, which is predicted to be chilly all through the group stage.
“We actually had a pleasant welcome from the Filipino group right here on the airport,” Lengthy stated. “It’s additionally good to be round all of the eating places, espresso retailers and simply stretch your legs, no matter. And to be proper within the water like Manila Bay, however like winter.”
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