Chinese Taipei sail past Iran to seal quarterfinal berth

Updated: few hours ago

Navi Mumbai, Jan 26 (PTI) Chinese Taipei booked their place in the AFC Women's Asian Cup quarterfinals after defeating Islamic Republic of Iran 5-0 in their final Group A match at the D Y Patil Stadium here on Wednesday.

Lai Li-Chin starred with a hat-trick with Chen Yen-Ping and Wang Hsiang-Huei scoring one each as Chinese Taipei sealed second place in Group A behind China to advance to the knockout stage.

Both teams, having suffered defeats against China, went into the tie fully aware that their respective fates were in their own hands, with Chinese Taipei only needing a draw to pip Iran for a quarterfinal berth.