East Asia Wrap: Marinos fight back to win; Leaders Port beaten
Hong Kong: Anderson Lopes scored a brace as Yokohama F. Marinos came from behind to defeat Kashima Antlers 2-1 on Sunday, and with six games to go in Japan, the defending champions remain one point behind leaders Vissel Kobe who they will face in a heavyweight contest this Friday.
In China PR, league leaders Shanghai Port suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Chengdu Rongcheng, but despite their recent inconsistencies, Javier Pereira’s side remain favourites to win the title as they have an eight-point lead over their closest challengers Shandong Taishan with four matches remaining.
Reigning champions Ulsan Hyundai extended their lead at the top to eight points in Korea Republic with a dramatic 3-2 win against Suwon FC on Sunday while there were also matches taking place in Guam and Hong Kong, China, so join the-AFC.com as we bring you up to speed with the action from across East Asia.
Philippines create history to complete Indonesia 2024 cast
Hanoi: Philippines defeated Vietnam 1-0 on Sunday to confirm their spot in the AFC U17 Women’s Asian Cup™ Indonesia 2024 Finals.
The result not only meant Philippines finished as the Qualifiers Round 2 Group B runners-up but also qualified for the Finals for the first time.
Australia finished top after four goals from Sienna Dale powered them 4-0 past Bangladesh earlier on Sunday.
Australia, Philippines, Group A winners Korea Republic and runners-up Thailand join the three highest-seeded sides from the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship Thailand 2019 – current holders Japan, DPR Korea and China PR - and hosts Indonesia in the April 7-20 Finals.