The Philippine women’s under-18 football team starts the AFF U18 Women’s Championship with a loss. It is in contrast to the senior team, which beat Australia. You pick one team to win the game outright when you bet on the OKBet odds moneyline in AFF.
Australia beat the Philippine women’s under-18 football team by a score of 0-4. The game took place at the Jakabaring Athletic Field in Palembang, Indonesia, and was the first game of the AFF U18 Women’s Championship.
The Filipinas held their own against the taller and bigger Australians in the first half. They tried to do what their older teammates did in July. When they beat the Matildas and won the AFF Women’s Championship.
C Maniti, Kylie Yap, Rae Mikella Tolentino, and Elisha Lubiano, all regulars on the senior team, stopped wave after wave of attacks from the Aussies. However, midfielder Avaani Prakash scored a goal in the 26th minute, giving the Philippines a 1-0 deficit at halftime.
Australia got more aggressive in the second half. Prakash scored two goals in the 62nd minute, and forward India Brier, and midfielder Maya Lobo each achieved a goal to make it a rout.
Bella Flanigan, a senior for the Filipinas who is expected to be one of the U18 team’s primary offensive options. It had difficulty finding openings because the Matildas had the ball for most of the game.
Flanigan and the rest of the team will have a day to relax before playing Myanmar again at 4:30 pm on Wednesday. The Filipinas will finish the group stage against Malaysia on Friday.
Only the top two teams in Group B will move on to the semifinals, so the Filipinas, coached by Let Dimzon, need to win their last two games.
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Filipinas bow to Australians in the opener of the AFF Under-18 tourney
The Philippines’ first game in the 2022 AFF Under-18 Women’s Championship was on Monday in Palembang, Indonesia. They played Australia and lost 4-0.
At halftime, the Philippines only trailed by 1-0, but that lead grew in the second half.
Avaani Prakash scored for the Matildas U-18 in the 26th and 60th minutes. Jessie Luise Beier and Maya Lobo also scored for the Matildas U-18 in the 58th and 69th minutes.
After giving up four goals, the Philippines are at the bottom of Group B. Australia is in the first place, and Myanmar is in second place with three points after beating Malaysia, which is in third place, 2-0.
Two of the players on the team, Bella Flanigan and Chantelle Mantini, had just won the AFF Women’s Championship in Manila with the senior section of the Philippines. Stay tune at OKBet Football updates for more information.