PRESS RELEASE: Chile Friendlies Set For Filipinas

The Philippine Women’s National Football Team returns to action this month as the Filipinas embark on a historic trip to South America for training camp and matches. 

The Filipinas continue their preparation for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 with an 11-day camp in Chile that will include two matches against the country’s national team. 

The first match is slated on 12 November at the Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar with the rematch set three days later at the Municipal dela Pintana in the capital Santiago. Both matches are authorized by FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), and the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). 

“The camp and the matches are historic as this will be the first time the PFF will be sending the team to South America,” said Philippine Football Federation president Mariano Araneta.

“With less than a year before the Women’s World Cup, the PFF wants to make sure that the team continues to stay sharp and ready.” 

PFF general secretary Atty Edwin Gastanes expressed gratitude to the Football Federation of Chile for hosting the Filipinas for the camp and matches. 

“We are grateful to our friends from the Football Federation of Chile for their help,” said Gastanes. “Not only are they giving the Filipinas quality opposition with their women’s national team, but they will also provide good accommodations and facilities for the team to sustain their buildup for the World Cup.” 

Filipinas team manager Jeff Cheng welcomed the opportunity to play a team of Chile’s pedigree. 

La Roja Femenina qualified for the 2019 World Cup. Ranked No. 38 by FIFA, they are in the continental playoff for the three remaining FFWC 2023 berths. 

“It’s a great opportunity for the team to continue testing their abilities and to improve,” said Cheng. The Filipinas are grouped with New Zealand, Norway and Switzerland in the World Cup next year. 

The team is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission, MVP Sports Foundation and team manager Jeff Cheng. 


The Philippine Football Federation is national sports association for the sport of football in the Philippines recognized by FIFA, Asian Football Confederation, ASEAN Football Federation, Philippine Sports Commission, and Philippine Olympic Committee. 

The PFF is also in charge of sending national football teams in international competitions. It is headed by president Mariano Araneta, Jr. and general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. 


The Philippine Women’s National Team, more commonly known as the Filipinas, is the women’s national football team in all international tournaments under the auspices of FIFA, AFC, AFF. 

In January 2022, the Philippines qualified to its maiden FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance owing to their semi-final finish in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup 2022. The Filipinas also claimed its first international championship by winning the AFF Women’s Championship last July 2022 in Manila. 

The team is coached by Australian coach Alen Stajcic and is supported by team manager Jefferson Cheng, Philippine Sports Commission, and MVP Sports Foundation. 

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Cedelf Tupas 

PWNT Media Officer 


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