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.
Chinese Taipei have burning desire to succeed, says captain Lai Li-Chin
Navi Mumbai: Chinese Taipei captain Lai Li-Chin said her team’s determination was key to defeating Islamic Republic of Iran 5-0 in their final AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ Group A tie on Wednesday.
Chinese Taipei bounced back in style following their opening day defeat to China PR with Lai the catalyst, scoring a hat-trick before Chen Yen-Ping and Wang Hsiang-Huei scored a goal each to claim the resounding win.
Group A: Cho strike takes Korea Republic nearer to Qatar 2022
Saida: Korea Republic overcame the absence of Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan to hand Lebanon a 1-0 defeat at Saida Municipal Stadium in Group A of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar and move to the verge of qualifying for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Finals.
Cho Gue-sung’s goal in first half injury time was the difference between the sides on a blustery afternoon on Lebanon’s Mediterranean coast and the win takes Paulo Bento’s side onto 17 points from seven games.
Victory means the the Koreans will qualify for a 10th straight FIFA World Cup Finals and 11th in total if the United Arab Emirates do not defeat Syria later on Thursday.
Group B: Japan stay in the hunt with win over China PR
Saitama: Yuya Osako’s penalty and a header from Junya Ito earned Japan a comfortable 2-0 win over China PR on Thursday as Hajime Moriyasu’s side remained in second place in Group B of the AFC Asian Qualifiers - Road to Qatar.
Osako gave Japan the lead 13 minutes into the game and Ito made sure of the points just after the hour mark as the Samurai Blue move onto 15 points from seven games in their attempt to qualify for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
The win was Japan’s fourth in a row but the loss for the Chinese means their hopes of securing a place in the playoffs have diminished further, with Li Xiaopeng’s side remaining on five points.
Group B: Australia beat Vietnam to get back on track
Melbourne: Australia got back to winning ways in Group B of the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar campaign following a comfortable 4-0 victory over Vietnam at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Thursday.
Jamie Maclaren opened the scoring for a dominant Australia after 30 minutes before the impressive Tom Rogic added a second on the stroke of half-time to leave the visitors with a mountain to climb.
Craig Goodwin made sure of the three points with 18 minutes remaining and Riley McGree rounded off the scoring four minutes later as the Socceroos secured their first win since Matchday Three to keep the pressure on group leaders Saudi Arabia and Japan.