Qualifiers R2 - Group C: Flying starts for Philippines, Chinese Taipei
Doha: East Asian sides came out on top on the opening day of Group C action in Round 2 of the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers, with Chinese Taipei and the Philippines registering wins over Palestine and Islamic Republic of Iran respectively on Wednesday.
PHILIPPINES 2-0 IR IRAN
Two excellent goals in five second-half minutes proved decisive for the Philippines, who kick-started their week in Qatar with an impressive 2-0 win over Islamic Republic of Iran at Grand Hamad Stadium.
A stunning opener from Joyce Semacio was quickly followed by Alisha Del Campo's precise second, as Let Dimzon's side passed their opening test, and set up a top of the table clash with Chinese Taipei on Saturday.
Qualifiers R2 - Group A: Bright starts for India, Myanmar
Mandalay: India defeated Indonesia, while Myanmar edged Nepal as both sides stamped their authority on the opening day of Round 2 of the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers in Myanmar.
INDIA 2-0 INDONESIA
Mandalay: India made the ideal start to life in Myanmar, earning a 2-0 win over Indonesia at Mandalar Thiri Stadium on Wednesday.
Dangmei Grace scored an opportunistic double to help Maymol Rocky's side to all three points, and take them a step closer to a place in Asia's final eight as India chase a first ever appearance in the women's football tournament at Toyko 2020.
Qualifiers R2 - Group B: Vietnam triumph as Jordan, Hong Kong share points
Tashkent: Vietnam emerged victorious from a hard-fought clash with group hosts Uzbekistan, while Jordan and Hong Kong played out a goalless stalemate on the opening day of Group B action in Round 2 of the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers on Wednesday.
VIETNAM 2-1 UZBEKISTAN
Group favourites Vietnam survived a major scare from in-form Uzbekistan to eventually take three points, and a significant step towards the last eight with a 2-1 win at the Lokomotiv Stadium.
Mai Duc Chung's side were in front in less than 10 minutes, but the hosts hit back almost immediately in a fiercely contested encounter which was ultimately decided by Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung's 57th minute penalty kick.
Kuala Lumpur: With the prospect of appearing at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games foremost in their minds, 12 teams will fight to stay in the qualification race in this week's Second Round of the AFC Women's Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers.
With Uzbekistan, Myanmar and Qatar playing host, the Tokyo 2020 dream will become a step closer to reality for the three group winners, who will join Asia's women's football heavyweights in the last eight, as the Continent's national teams fight for two places in the Games, alongside hosts Japan.