Taiwan women’s football campaign for 2020 Tokyo Olympics ends

Focus Taiwan
Date: 02/10/2020

Taiwan’s Chen Yen-ping (陳燕萍, front, left) and China’s defender Lin Yuping / Photo courtesy of the Chinese Taipei Football Association

Taiwan's Chen Yen-ping (陳燕萍, front, left) and China's defender Lin Yuping / Photo courtesy of the Chinese Taipei Football Association

Taipei, Feb. 10 (CNA) Taiwan's campaign for a ticket to the women's football competition at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics came to an end after a heavy 5-nil defeat to China Monday in the third round of the AFC Women's Olympic Tournament qualifiers in Australia.

Taiwan ended the competition with three points, which left it third place just one spot above Thailand on zero points in last spot, in Group B.

Currently Australia and China are in the top two places in the group on six points each and advance to the playoffs against the top two teams in Group A.

Despite walking onto the pitch at Campbelltown Stadium in New South Wales with an impressive 8-1 record, carding all wins in round 1 and round 2, with one win and one loss in round three, Taiwan's defense crumbled Monday just minutes after the starting whistle.
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