THE Philippine Malditas national women’s football team has moved up in the FIFA world rankings.
After finishing third in the Asean Football Federation women’s championship last July, the Malditas are now no. 69 in the world.
This is considered as the highest rank the Philippine women’s team has achieved so far. Its worst ranking was at 128 in 2010.
They have also earned 1312 points to move to no. 4 in the Southeast Asian rankings.
On the other hand, Australia and Japan are the no. 1 and 2-ranked teams in Asia.
Thailand, the leading squad in the SEA region, is no. 30 in the world.
The last time they saw action, the Philippine Malditas were eliminated from the 2016 AFF Women’s Championship.
But they finished their campaign on a high note when Cristina De los Reyes and Camille Wilson both connected as the Malditas won over Singapore, 2-0, at the Mandalarthiri Stadium, in Mandalay.
De los Reyes struck early, scoring the Pinay side’s opening goal five minutes in, while Wilson doubled the lead five minutes into the second half.