MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – The Philippines advanced to the knockout stage of the 9th Homeless World Cup in Paris, France by winning on Day 3 of the tournament.
“Team Jeepney” first defeated Switzerland, 8-2, to secure a spot in the top 24 of the tournament.
Fresh from their 4-3 upset against the United States, the Filipinos outhustled the Swiss footballers for their 3rd straight win.
However, the Philippine team succumbed to the Netherlands in the following match, 5-2.
A post on the team’s Facebook account said the Dutch players jumped to a 2-1 lead over the Filipinos in the first half.
In the second half, The Netherlands added 3 more goals while Team Jeepney managed to score only 1.
The Philippines is now ranked second to The Netherlands in Group H with 3 wins and 2 losses.
The country is grouped together with Ghana, The Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United States.