Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Philippine ladies’s soccer group within the AFC Asian Qualifiers. –CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–The Filipinas have been formally eradicated from the Asian Soccer Confederation (AFC) Girls’s Olympic Qualifying Event after Uzbekistan claimed a 3-0 win over India on Wednesday.

A loss or a draw by Uzbekistan was all of the Filipinas wanted to qualify for the third spherical of the Paris Olympic qualifier, but it surely wasn’t to be because the marketing campaign of coach Mark Torcaso’s facet was reduce brief regardless of claiming a 1-0 win over Iran a number of hours in the past in Perth, Australia.

South Korea and China earlier performed a 1-1 tie in Xiamen whereas Vietnam suffered a 2-0 defeat to Japan in Tashkent, giving the Philippines a ray of hope whereas scoreboard-watching.

Each the Philippines and Uzbekistan have six factors apiece, however the latter superior to face Australia in a two-legged playoff for a spot within the Olympics on objective distinction.

Uzbekistan had a +2 differential after two wins and one attract Group C whereas the Philippines had a -4, no because of Sunday’s harsh 8-0 loss to Australia.

South Korea was the opposite second place group, posting 5 factors on one win and two attracts in Group B.

Japan and North Korea will face off in the same two-game affair for the opposite Olympic berth.

The 2 playoff matches are slated in February.

The Filipinas started the second spherical with a 4-1 win over Chinese language Taipei final Thursday.

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