China qualify for Rio Olympic women’s football event

Osaka, March 7 (IANS) China earned a berth for the Rio Olympic women’s football event here on Monday with one game remaining in the six-team round-robin Asian Zone qualifications.

After beating Vietnam 2-0, drawing North Korea 1-1, upsetting hosts Japan 2-1, China beat South Korea 1-0 this afternoon, collecting 10 points to stand second in the standings. North Korea garnered five points from four matches, standing third, reports Xinhua.

Taming North Korea 2-1 here this evening, Australia won 12 points from four matches, standing first with another ticket to Rio.

The top two finishers of the six teams will represent Asia to attend the Rio Olympics this summer.

China will take on Australia on Wednesday, which is a no-pressure game for both.

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