“Football is alive in PH and that’s all that matters,” said the Philippine women’s football team head coach Alen Stajcic. The Filipinas continued to make history one after another. The group had the first-ever appearance in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup and secured the first-ever spot in the FIFA World Cup. They also won a bronze medal in the Southeast Asian Games—the first-ever podium finish in the biennial regional meet. Now, they rule the ASEAN Football.
AFF: Filipinas ruled the Women’s Championship. The Philippine women’s football team dominated Thailand in the 2022 AFF Women’s Championship finals, 3-0. Jessika Cowart and Katrina Guillou scored the first two goals in the first half—in the 8th and 20th minutes of the match respectively. Sarina Bolden made his 8th goal of the tournament with a header in the 89th minute to put the icing on the cake. This victory marks the first time the Philippines has won any competition under the AFF.
📷: Tiebreaker Times / Angelo Rosales
AFF: Filipinas dethroned Vietnam. The Philippine women’s football team advanced to the final for the first time in the AFF Women’s Championship after stunning Vietnam in the semifinal of the 2022 edition, 4-0. Sarina Bolden scored two in the game.
FIBA Asia Cup: Gilas Men opened the tournament with a loss. The Philippine men’s basketball team suffered a 95-80 loss against Lebanon in their first game in the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup. Wael Arakji led Lebanon with 20 points. SJ Belangel top-scored for the Philippines with 17 while Ray Parks Jr and Carl Tamayo added 15 apiece.
FIBA Asia Cup: Gilas Men bounced back with a win over India. The Philippine men’s basketball team dominated India to improve the win-loss record to 1-1, 101-59. William Navarro led Gilas Pilipinas with 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting. Thirdy Ravena shrugged off a cut he sustained against Lebanon and finished with 17 points and 5 rebounds.
FIBA Asia Cup: Gilas Men fell to New Zealand. The Philippine men’s basketball team ended the group phase of the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup with a 1-2 win-loss record after suffering a tough defeat against New Zealand, 75-92. Kiefer Ravena top-scored Gilas with 17 points and 6 rebounds while Kevin Quiambao and Carl Tamayo added 14 points each. By placing third in Group D, Filipinos will face Group C’s second placer Japan in the knockout playoffs.
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Is Matthew Wright Japan-bound? Phoenix Super LPG star Matthew Wright flew to the United States for his wedding with his fiancé Gabriela Rose. The 31-year-old Filipino-Canadian guard will be a restricted free agent in the PBA but he disclosed that he also has interest from Japan B.League teams.
Philippine Cup standings. San Miguel Beer (9-2) and TNT (8-3) secured the first two spots in the standings with a twice-to-beat advantage in the quarterfinals. Barangay Ginebra (7-3), Magnolia Timplados (6-3), and Meralco (6-4) booked their tickets, too. Six teams are gunning for the last three spots with Terrafirma (0-10) as the only eliminated team currently.
NCAA Season 97 women’s volleyball: Arellano-CSB in the finals. Defending champion Arellano University recovered from a slow start to beat Jose Rizal University in four sets. With the victory, Arellano will face the unbeaten De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde in the best-of-three finals series of the NCAA Season 97 women’s volleyball tournament.
- Carlo Biado has been dethroned from his men’s pool event of the World Games’ Billiards Sports tournament.