HANGZHOU—The Philippines takes on Myanmar hoping to get a win that could help its cause of advancing further in the women’s football competition in the 19th Asian Games.
The Philippines-Myanmar match is set at 7:30 p.m. at the Wenzhou Sports Center Stadium.
The winner of the Group E match will have a chance to advance into the quarterfinals but that will depend on the results of the four other groups.
The Filipinas split their first two matches—beating Hong Kong, 3-1, but lost to South Korea, 5-1.
Team captain Hali Long said the team “is experiencing change” under new coach Mark Torcaso, who came in after the team saw action in the FIFA World Cup under Alen Stajcic.
“We just have to adjust. It’s a new system and it’s going to be a process and to go forward we have to go backwards and that’s okay,” Long said. “I just know that we worked hard in our last game.”
Long added: “It (the game against South Korea) just shows how much more improvement we need to do. I’m not disappointed with the effort. But we have to regroup, recover and play even harder in the next game.”
If the Filipinas prevail, they get the chance to advance with the five outright quarterfinalists and the three top teams among the survivors.