The Philippine Women’s Football team made history on Sunday when they qualified for their first Women’s World Cup. The Malditas will compete in Australia at the 2023 Fifa Women’s World Cup.
The team qualified after beating Taiwan in penalties.
Quinley Quezada opened the scoring for the Philippines in the 49th minute, Inquirer.net reports. Zhou Li-Ping equalized for Taiwan in the 83rd minute. The score remained 1-1 after extra time. The game went to penalties and the Philippines won 4-3.
Sabrina Bolden, a forward for the national team, says she hopes the Malditas can continue to inspire young women.
“Things happen in life and seeing us can inspire others to give it another shot,” Bolden said according to the Philippine Football Federation. “Hope we inspire all ages of women to play football and chase their dreams. I want us to make a long-lasting impression in everyone’s minds especially to all the young players out there.”
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