Navi Mumbai: Kazuo Echigo believes Chinese Taipei are only just getting warmed up after their emphatic 5-0 win over Islamic Republic of Iran in their final AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ Group A tie on Wednesday.
Lai Li-Chin was the star of the show, netting three goals with Chen Yen-Ping and Wang Hsiang-Huei scoring one apiece as Chinese Taipei sealed second place in Group A behind China PR to advance to the quarter-finals.
Having lost 4-0 to China on Matchday One, Chinese Taipei bounced back in style to secure their place in the next stage of the competition.
Group A: Chinese Taipei sail past IR Iran to seal quarter-final berth
Navi Mumbai: Chinese Taipei booked their place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ quarter-finals after defeating Islamic Republic of Iran 5-0 in their final Group A tie at the D.Y. Patil Stadium on Wednesday.
Lai Li-Chin starred with a hat-trick with Chen Yen-Ping and Wang Hsiang-Huei scoring one each as Chinese Taipei sealed second place in Group A behind China PR to advance to the knockout stage.
Pune: Alen Stajcic’s Philippines will clinch their place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ quarter-finals by defeating Indonesia in their final Group B clash at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Thursday.
With Australia having consolidated their place at the top of the standings, the Philippines are second on three points - ahead of Thailand on the head to head criteria, while Indonesia have yet to register a point.
Mumbai: Australia’s place in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ quarter-finals is secured, but head coach Tony Gustavsson warned against expecting a drop in their standards during Thursday’s final Group B clash against Thailand.
That the Matildas will be one of the eight teams to advance is certain, but they require at least a point against Chaba Kaew to be sure of advancing as group winners, while the Thais' more complicated knockout stage equation will also be resolved at Mumbai Football Arena.
Gustavsson’s side have taken no prisoners since touching down in Mumbai, piling on 22 unanswered goals in wins over Indonesia and the Philippines, and living up to their billing as title contenders.
The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup co-hosts have fielded exceptionally strong starting line-ups in their group stage matches, with stars like Sam Kerr, Ellie Carpenter and Steph Catley all starting on both occasions.
Navi Mumbai: Vietnam and Myanmar will put everything on the line in their final AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ Group C tie on Thursday.
The top two teams from each group, along with two best third-placed sides will qualify for the quarter-finals, which promises an exciting match-up when the two Southeast Asian rivals clash at the D.Y. Patil Stadium.