The Philippine Women’s National Team opened their 2020 Olympic Football Tournament – Asian Qualifiers Round 2 with a 2-0 win over IR Iran last night at the Grand Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
The Philippines found their groove in the opening minutes of the second half following a scoreless first half. Joyce Semacio and Alisha del Campo were on target for the Philippines
Semacio broke the tie in the 47th minute. The forward fired a volley from inside the box after the Iranian defense failed to clear their lines.
Del Campo added the second five minutes later. Sara Castañeda played a delicate pass through two defenders for the forward to convert.
The win put Marnelli Dimzon’s squad in second place in Group C after Chinese Taipei also won, 3-0, over Palestine.
The Philippines take on Chinese Taipei on Saturday 6 April 2019 (Sunday 7 April 2019 in Manila) at the same venue.