MANILA, Philippines—There have been hardly any surprises within the last roster of the Philippine ladies’s soccer workforce for the Fifa Girls’s World Cup which was introduced Sunday afternoon.
Sarina Bolden, Hali Lengthy, Olivia McDaniel, Tahnai Annis and Quinley Quezada headlined the 23-player squad which was finalized after the Filipinas accomplished a four-week coaching camp in Sydney, Australia.
Bolden is one in every of six strikers who will head to New Zealand for Group A matches in opposition to Switzerland, the host nation and Norway, together with Katrina Guillou, Chandler McDaniel, Carleigh Frilles, Isabella Flanigan and Meryll Serrano.
Quezada, Annis, Sara Eggesvik, Ryley Bugay and Jaclyn Sawicki make up the midfield whereas Lengthy shall be accompanied by seven different defenders in Jessika Cowart, Dominique Randle, Sofia Harrison, Malea Cesar, Alicia Barker, Angela Beard and Reina Bonta.
Kiara Fontanilla and Kaiya Jota are the 2 goalkeepers who’re anticipated to again up McDaniel throughout the course of Fifa’s middle competitors for ladies.
Veteran keeper Inna Palacios, Maya Alcantara and Isabella Pasion had been named as reserves whereas veterans Eva Madarang and Jessica Miclat and Kaya Hawkinson didn’t make the lower.
The announcement got here on the eve of the Filipinas’ departure for New Zealand the place they’ll arrange last preparations earlier than the July 21 opener in opposition to Switzerland.
Auckland has been designated because the workforce’s base camp earlier than and throughout the event.
A coaching match in opposition to Sweden shall be held on July 17 in Wellington earlier than dealing with the Swiss booters for the Fifa opener in Dunedin.
Wellington would be the website of the Filipinas’ second World Cup match on July 25 in opposition to New Zealand earlier than staying in Auckland for the July 30 assembly with Norway.
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