Pinoys advance to Homeless World Cup KO stage


Posted at Aug 23 2011 09:08 PM | Updated as of Aug 24 2011 09:31 PM

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.