Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Bangkok: Thailand set-up a semi-final clash with Japan after registering a 6-1 win over Chinese Taipei in the AFC Women's Futsal Championship 2018 quarter-finals on Wednesday.
Both teams started strongly, trading blows early in the first half as they cancelled out each other.
Thailand coach Udom Taveesuk remained confident before the match despite missing tournament leading scorer Sasicha Phothiwong, who was out with a knee injury.
Taveesuk, who had seen his side find the back of the net 24 times in their group matches, went ahead after 17 minutes.
Darika Peanpailun broke the deadlock with a header from close range following a pinpoint cross from Jiraprapa Tupsuri.
Chinese Taipei however found the equaliser two minutes later when team captain Chen Pin-Hui caught Thailand goalkeeper Li I-Chieh napping following a cheeky lob from her own half.