TOP OF GROUP: Taiwan topped Group C of Asia’s second-round qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games with two wins, ahead of powerhouse Iran’s 1-1 record
Date: Apr 08, 2019
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Taiwan women’s soccer team yesterday mounted a big comeback in the second half
of their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) women’s Olympic qualifier to defeat the Philippines 4-2 in Doha.
Taiwan topped Group C of Asia’s second-round qualifier for the Tokyo Olympic Games with two wins, ahead of powerhouse Iran, who have a 1-1 record.
The Philippines were the better side in the first half at the Grand Hamad Stadium, going in front on goals by Joyce Semacio and Patricia Tomanon, with Taiwan having to play catch-up.
Just before halftime, Taiwan were awarded a penalty-kick after illegal contact by the Philippine defense during a corner kick. Michelle Pao dispatched the ball to the upper right of the net, cutting the lead. [FULL STORY]