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Filipinas tackle HK

Sarina Bolden is expected to play a vital role when the Filipinas meet Hong Kong in the 19th Asian Games football competitions. | PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF FIFA

HANGZHOU, China — Emboldened by their impressive showing in the FIFA Women’s Cup and energized by a $30,000 bonus, the Filipinas hope to hurdle their opening game assignment in the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games.

Standing in the way is familiar foe Hong Kong, which battles the Filipinas Friday at the Wenzhou Sports Centre Stadium.

Game time is at 4 p.m. (Manila time) with star players like co-captain Hali Long, Sarina Bolden and Sara Eggesvik expected to dazzle their growing number of fans and once again awe their defenders.

“They are fully motivated,”said Philippine Football Federation secretary-general Edwin Gastanes.

The Filipinas are certainly going to use their 4-1 win over the Hong Kong side last April to their advantage as they intend to make their inaugural stint in the quadrennial event doubly special.

The Filipinas are currently ranked No. 44 in the FIFA rankings, enough to strike fear in the hearts of their rivals.

The only thorn for the Filipinas in Group E elims is South Korea. The other team in their group is Myanmar which is not much of a problem for the well-trained PH side.

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