Goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel and midfielder Tahnai Annis were both asked what Filipino word came to mind in describing the Filipinas’ FIFA Women’s World Cup monumental 1-0 upset of the Ferns in front of a packed hometown crowd at the Wellington Stadium on Tuesday (July 25) night.
In front of a stunned packed crowd 32,357 of mostly hometown fans at the Sky Stadium, the Filipinas pulled the rugged from the under the fancied Ferns, 1-0, on Tuesday, July 25.
Tuning out the hometown crowd and being totally focused on their foes are what Australian coach Alan Stajcic and striker Katrina Guillou said they require for the Filipinas to prevail over the Ferns in their pivotal FIFA Women’s World Cup Group A match at the Sky Stadium.
Despite a 0-2 loss to Switzerland in their history-making first match in the Group A of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Dunedin on Friday, July 21, the Filipinas stayed upbeat and are looking forward to their virtually must-win match against host New Zealand on Tuesday, July 25, in Wellington.
Gilas Pilipinas was back in action on Thursday, June 30, in the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers but lost to a superior New Zealand quintet, 106-60 at the EventFinda Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand.
Featuring a near full-strength roster, the powerhouse New Zealand Tall Blacks dominated Gilas Pilipinas from start to finish, 106-60 in the FIBA World Cup 2023 Asian Qualifiers third window on Thursday in front of a capacity crowd inside the EventFinda Stadium in Auckland.
Back in 2016, FIBA decided to include Australia and New Zealand under FIBA Asia ahead of the 2017 to 2020 basketball cycle. This included their participation in the continental championship, the FIBA Asia Cup, as well as the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers when it drastically tweaked its qualification systems for the top international competitions.
Gilas Pilipinas dropped its last assignment to New Zealand, 88-63 on Sunday, February 27 in the second window of the FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.
New Zealand put on the defensive clamps while Tom Vodanovich put on an offensive show as they shut Gilas Pilipinas, 88-63 in a slugfest on Sunday, February 27, in front of a sold-out crowd inside the Smart-Araneta Coliseum in Metro Manila.
Dwight Ramos and Thirdy Ravena combined for 32 points as Gilas Pilipinas pulled away in the middle two quarters to outlast India, 88-64 on Friday in the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup Asian Qualifiers second window at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum.