[Women’s World Cup] Philippines coach resigns two days after group stage exit

SEOUL (Yonhap) – The head coach of the Philippines national team at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand has resigned, two days after the team was eliminated in the group stage.The Philippine Football Association (PFA) announced on Monday (Jan. 1) that Alan Staichich (Australia) has resigned, according to the Associated Press.”Stojicic has been in contact with Australian A-League club Perth Glory, whose head coach position recently became vacant,” the Associated Press reported, citing the Philippine Football Federation.The federation hailed Stojicic as having “completely changed the landscape of Philippine soccer” when he led the country to its first-ever World Cup qualification.Stojicic led the Philippines to the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup and a FIFA ranking of 46th, the highest ever.”It was a dream come true to beat New Zealand, the 카지노사이트 home team at the World Cup, score our first goal in the World Cup, and record our first win,” says Stojcic. “It gave me goosebumps when we were cheered on by about 30,000 Filipino fans in our final game against Norway. Everyone should be proud,” he concluded.The Philippines were eliminated from the tournament in the round of 16 after a 0-6 loss to Norway in the third match of Group A on March 30.In their first-ever World Cup appearance, the Philippines lost 0-2 to Switzerland in the first round, but bounced back with a 1-0 win over co-hosts New Zealand in the second round to keep their hopes of advancing to the round of 16 alive.The Philippines ended the tournament in fourth place (3 points) in the final Group A standings.In Group A, first-place Switzerland (5 points) and second-place Norway (4 points) advanced to the Round of 16.Third-place New Zealand (4 points) finished behind Norway on goal difference.

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