MALDITAS END RUN WITH HIS­TORY

Philippine Daily Inquirer - - SPORTS - —CEDELF P. TU­PAS INQ

A cam­paign that started off on a pos­i­tive note ended in heart­break for the Philip­pines on Tues­day in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup in Am­man, Jor­dan.

The Malditas ab­sorbed a 0-5 de­feat to South Korea in the bat­tle for Asia’s last spot in the 2019 World Cup in France at Am­man In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium.

On the de­fen­sive right from the start, the Malditas held off the Kore­ans in the first 30 min- utes be­fore con­ced­ing two goals late in the first half.

The Malditas opened their cam­paign with a 2-1 win over Jor­dan, rais­ing hopes of the coun­try fi­nally reach­ing the World Cup. But suc­ces­sive losses to China and Thai­land rel­e­gated the Filipinos to the bat­tle with the Kore­ans, who will join China, Thai­land, Japan and Aus­tralia as Asia’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

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