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ANOTHER historic milestone was achieved by the Philippines women’s soccer team, this one made even more special by the presence of home fans.

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The Philippines clinched their first major title just six months after their historic AFC Women’s Asian Cup campaign, beating Thailand 3-0 on Sunday night to claim the FA Women’s Championship title. ‘Asean (AFF) 2022 behind a bustling crowd at the Rizal Memorial. Stadium.

First-half goals from Jessika Cowart and Katrina Guillou propelled the Philippines to their first-ever title on the Southeast Asian football stage under the tutelage of head coach Alen Stajcic and viewed by 8,257 local supporters at the top of the tournament at the Rizal site.

In a fitting conclusion to their impressive campaign, Sarina Bolden scored her eighth goal of the tournament from another late corner, putting an exclamation mark on the title win.

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The feat was achieved nearly a year before the Philippines contest the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup scheduled for July 20 to August 20 in Australia and New Zealand, a berth they earned by reaching the Asian Cup semi-finals last January in India.

The Philippines had also just won a bronze medal at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, the first time the country had won a medal at the biennial meeting since 1985.

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But the maiden AFF title is sure to go down as one of the burgeoning team’s finest victories with crowds of supporters braving the downpour hours before the game as the backdrop for that crowning glory.

The PWNT also beat a Thai team that has already won four AFF crowns and beat the Philippines, 1-0, in the group stage last Tuesday.

The Philippines, once again, thrived on set pieces, without giving Thailand a clear scoring chance the entire game.

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The cheers erupted early on when Cowart headed in the team’s first corner of the game in the 7th minute. The Philippines scored the second goal as Guillou slid the ball in after a scramble in the 19th, enough to avenge their only loss of the tournament.

The Philippines scored on another header from a corner kick taken by Bolden in the 88th minute, sparking a celebration from the spectators.

Earlier, Myanmar took third place with a stunning 4-3 win over dethroned champions Vietnam.

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