Mon. Mar 4th, 2024
Philippines New Zealand FIfa WOmen's World Cup

Philippines players celebrate following the Women’s World Cup Group A soccer match between New Zealand and the Philippines in Wellington, New Zealand, Tuesday, July 25, 2023. (AP Photo/John Cowpland)

MANILA, Philippines—The Filipinas have arrived home in the Philippines with warm welcomes.

The women’s football team arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday afternoon, after their historic campaign in the Fifa Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. 

This was two days after head coach Alen Stajcic announced he was not returning to his post for the Filipinas.

The Filipinas, who all sported red outfits, were welcomed with rousing participation by cameras and fans alike.

Some players went straight into the buses after arriving from their awe-inspiring run in the Women’s World Cup, where the Filipinas’ bagged a landmark win over co-host New Zealand in the group stages.

They bowed out of the competition after a 6-0 loss to Norway to end their group-stage campaign on Sunday.

Goalkeeper Olivia McDaniel and Sara Eggsevik, however, took a little time to talk to the media along with Filipinas’ team administrator Belay Fernando-Dela Cruz.

The squad will have media availability on Thursday.

By Sandra Winters

Writer | Author | Wordsmith Passionate about crafting stories that captivate and inspire. Published author of [Book Title]. Dedicated to exploring the depths of human emotions and experiences through the power of words. Join me on this literary journey as we delve into the realms of imagination and uncover the beauty of storytelling.