MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines secured a spot within the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) U-17 Girls’s Asian Cup for the primary time after defeating host Vietnam, 1-0, within the remaining match of the second spherical qualifiers on Sunday in Hanoi.
Isabella Preston’s purpose within the second half of the sport held at Vietnam Youth Soccer Coaching Heart was sufficient for the Filipinas U-17 to safe the ultimate spot to the continental event which might be hosted subsequent 12 months by Indonesia.
Defending champion Japan, which dominated the 2019 version, North Korea, China, South Korea, Thailand, Australia and Indonesia are the opposite nations that certified for the Asian Cup.
Preston produced the eventual winner within the 56th minute after changing a protracted free kick which Vietnamese goalkeeper Le Thi Thu couldn’t deflect, sparking celebrations amongst coach Sinisha Cohadzic’s squad.
In successful the final two matches, the Philippines claimed the second spot in Group B with six factors, behind Australia.
Australia defeated the Philippines, 6-2, within the first sport of each groups within the second spherical.
A 3-1 win over Bangladesh and Vietnam’s 2-1 loss to Australia on Friday gave the Filipinas U-17 an opportunity to say the Asian Cup berth.
The group started its Asian Cup quest final April when it defeated Guam and Lebanon within the first spherical below the tutelage of then Filipinas senior group mentor Alen Stajcic.
Nina Mathelus scored seven targets within the two-round qualification, together with three within the second spherical.
Supply: sports activities.inquirer.web