The national football team beat the Philippines 3-1 in their AFC Women’s Asian Cup Group A last preliminary game in Jordan on Thursday which earned them a slot into the 2019 World Cup Final for the second straight time.
Two of Thailand’s goals were generated by Kanjana Sung-Ngoen who also helped the Kingdom reach the FIFA World Cup Final in Canada four years ago. The other goal was scored by Silawan Intamee.
Thailand, with one defeat (0-4) to China and two wins including a 6-1 victory over Jordan, finished second in the group and joined pool leader China in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup for the first time in 23 years.
Thailand will take on the winner from Group B while China will face runner-up in Group B on April 17.
The World Cup Final slot also earns the Thai team a Bt 20 million incentive money from team’s manager Nualphan Lamsam. Thailand finished third in Group B in their first historic Final in 2015.