Filipinas make history with bronze in SEA Games football

Philippine Football Hanoi SEA Games

Filipinos celebrate the victory over Myanmar in women’s soccer at the 31st Southeast Asian Games. PWNT / Raymond Braganza

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine women’s soccer team finally reached the podium of the Southeast Asian Games after 37 years as the Philippines scored two goals in the second half in a 2-1 victory over Myanmar at the Cam Fa Stadium on Saturday. Vietnam.

Sarina Bolden and substitute Quinley Quizada scored two goals three minutes into the second half to take a sweet revenge on the Burmese, who had their pain in the third fight of the 2019 biennial meeting and won the bronze. Medal

After trailing 0-1 for 70 minutes, Bolden, who had several chances in the second half but went off the mark, equalized in the 73rd minute by avoiding his defenders and beating Myanmar goalkeeper May Jin New.

Three minutes later, Bolden finds Quizada inside the box and sinks the lead, giving the Philippines a 2-1 lead. The national team defended its leadership with its pesky defense to complete another historic feat in 2022.

The Filipinos continue to make history this year as they win their first bronze medal since the 1985 SEA Games, a three-team event, since their first FIFA World Cup appearance earlier this year.

Win Thigi Tun drew the first blood for Myanmar when he was fouled and earned a penalty kick in the 24th minute, where he defeated Philippine goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel. However, the Burmese scorer got injured and left the field in the 35th minute.

The Philippines has given Myanmar a dose of its own medicine as it snatched bronze from the 2019 SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Stadium and returned from a 0-1 deficit with two quick goals in the 78th and 80th.

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