Filipinas tangle with C. Taipei
MANILA, Philippines — On the heels of milestones in the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the Asian Games, the Filipinas continue their history-making efforts, this time with the Paris Olympics on their sights.
The Pinay booters, who scored a breakthrough 1-0 victory over host New Zealand in the WC in July and a historic Asiad quarterfinal stint last month, look to sustain this momentum as they compete in Round 2 of the AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Perth, Australia beginning today.
First up for the Filipinas is Chinese Taipei, a familiar foe they hope to reassert their mastery on to get a head start in the race for No. 1 Group A and a sure ticket to the third round of the qualifiers.