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    Malditas match best-ever Fifa ranking at No. 75

    Aug 3, 2013

    THE Philippine women’s football team has tied its best-ever Fifa (International Football Federation) ranking on Friday in a development that augurs well for its last-ditch bid to be included in delegation bound for the Southeast Asian Games this December.

    A month after becoming the biggest mover in the women’s rankings by moving seven places up, the Malditas of coach Ernie Nierras moved another notch up to 75th this time - a feat last done in December 2009.

    The Malditas, the 16th-ranked squad in Asia, are preparing for the Asean Football Federation Women’s Championship next month in Myanmar, where they will face the host country, Indonesia, Laos, and the Japanese Under-23 team.

    But the priority remains the SEA Games, although they have yet to receive the go-signal to join the Myanmar-bound delegation from the SEA Games Task Force.

    The Malditas are currently in the US for a two-week training camp. They are expected to meet their Haitian counterparts in a two-legged friendly on August 4 and 6.

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