The Philippines Women’s National Team put on a courageous effort in their second AFC Women’s Asian Cup Group A match, but China PR proved to be a formidable foe as the 8-time Women’s Asian Cup winners came away with a 3-0 win last Tuesday 9 April 2018 at the King Abdullah II Stadium in Amman, Jordan.
China PR’s Li Ying scored on either half and Ma Jun added another in the 37th minute to send the Chinese through with six points after two matches.
Despite the loss, the Philippines still put on several defensive stops to preserve the score. Ryley Bugay and Hali Long were able to make key stops during the match
On the offensive end, Jesse Shugg and Leah Larot threatened the Chinese defenders, but were only able to send it off target.
The Philippines will face Thailand on Thursday 12 April 2018 at 8:00 PM local time (Friday 13 April 2019 at 1:00 AM Manila time). That match can ultimately decide the Philippines’ fate of advancing to the knockout stages and to the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019.