Another prized find for the Filipinas.
The Philippine women's football team may have found a new weapon to add to its arsenal for upcoming tournaments next year.
CA Osasuna Femenino, which competes in the Primera Federacion in Spain, announced that the Filipinas have called up Alexia Jr. to participate in the national team’s camp from November 27 to December 6 in California.
Primera Federacion is the second level of league competition in Spanish women's football.
This will be the 23-year-old forward’s first opportunity to train and possibly play for the Philippines.
This season, Alexia Jr. has already scored two goals for Osasuna, which is sitting in fourth place in the table with a 5-2-2 card for 17 points.
On her Instagram Story, Alexia Jr. couldn’t hide her excitement about getting called up by the Filipinas.
The Filipinas are coming off an impressive run in the AFC Olympic qualifiers after almost making it to the final round.
The squad has hugely benefited from recruiting half-foreign players from the Filipino diaspora in many parts of the world. The Fil-Spanish Alexia Jr. could be the latest example of that.
Whether Alexia Jr. will suit up for the Filipinas in their next friendlies or tournaments will still depend on coach Mark Torcaso, who is keen on giving the Pinay booters more exposure on the international level.
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Nonetheless, Alexia Jr. will be another talent that the Filipinas should keep their eyes on for the future.