MALAYSIA GO OUT WITH WIN OVER PHILIPPINES
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 10, 2001) – Malaysia finished third in Group A after defeating the Philippines by a single goal in their final preliminary match at the KLFA Stadium here today. The hosts however failed to make the cut for the semifinals.
The Malaysian women, who lost both their earlier matches against Thailand and Myanmar, were battling for their first points of the tournament and also the chance to end third in the group.
Thanks to a 30th minute goal from Rozana Roslan, the Malaysians managed to collect three points and force the Philippines into the last spot.
Thailand and Myanmar both scored wins over Malaysia and the Philippines and have six points each. The two giants of the group will square off with each other later tonight to decide which team will top the group.
The winner of Group A will likely avoid Vietnam, the current Group B leaders, in the crossover semifinals.