PH-Payatas falters vs Brazil in Street Child World Cup semis
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines-Payatas team suffered the same fate it experienced 4 years ago after it absorbed a 0-1 loss to Brazil in the semifinals of the Street Child World Cup in Moscow, Russia on Monday, May 14.
The all-girls football squad, which settled for silver in the tourney's 2014 edition following a 0-1 loss to Brazil in the finals, surrendered a late goal in the tighly-contested duel.
PH-Payatas will face England for the bronze medal while the defending champions seek to retain their crown against Tanzania.
"When they're giving their best, the result is good. No regrets. So they just need to focus on giving their best. We're enjoying our time in Russia, in the hotel, the food, and making friends with all the other countries," said head coach Ronalyn Lagata.
The Nationals are composed of players from Payatas, Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Benguet, Cebu, Davao, and Kalibo. – Rappler.com