PHL shocks USA in Homeless World Cup
The Philippines recovered from an opening day loss to Slovenia when it defeated the United States, 4-3, Monday at the Homeless World Cup in Paris, France.
The Filipinos made up for Slovenia's come from behind victory against them last Sunday (4-6), winning against Ghana (4-3) and the United States.
With a 2-1 win-loss card, Team Philippines will play consecutive matches against Switzerland and European powerhouse Netherlands on Tuesday.
Switzerland suffered consecutive losses against Netherlands (2-9) and the United States (3-4) before finally winning against Slovenia (4-1) on Monday.
The Filipinos' second opponent, Netherlands, also scored lopsided wins against Ghana (8-1) and Slovenia (9-1). The Netherlands' lone loss was against Kenya (1-14).
The Philippines, along with USA, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ghana and Slovenia, are in Group H. The top three teams in each group will advance to play in Section 1 while the other three squads will be relegated to play in Section 2.
A total of six championship cups are being played for in the tournament depending on team rankings, but only the top eight that emerges from Section 1 will play for the Homeless World Cup. - JVP, GMA News
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