Group C: Japan finish top after stalemate with Korea Republic
Pune: Two-time defending champions Japan secured top spot in Group C of the Women’s Asian Cup India 2022™ on Thursday despite being held to a 1-1 draw by Korea Republic at Pune’s Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex.
Seo Ji-yeon’s equaliser following a goal-mouth scramble five minutes from time earned Colin Bell’s side a point in a game dominated by the Japanese after Riko Ueki’s first minute opener put the champions in front.
Navi Mumbai: Vietnam and Myanmar played to a 2-2 draw in their final AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022™ Group C tie at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.
Vietnam came from behind twice to salvage a point and finish third but will have to wait till the Group B matches conclude later on Thursday to know their knockout stage fate, with the two best third-placed teams to join the respective group winners and runners-up in the quarter-finals.
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.
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.