13 February 2020

Australia and China draw after late drama as both sides advance to Olympic play-off

Australia and China moved into the play-off round of Olympic qualification after a 1-1 draw in Sydney.

China took a surprise lead when Jiali Tang scored in the 86th minute, but the Matildas equalised in stoppage time thanks to a screamer from Emily van Egmond.

The result means Australia finish top of Group B and will play Group A runners-up Vietnam in their two-leg play-off.

Meanwhile, runners-up China will face Group A winners South Korea for a place at the Tokyo Games.

The games are scheduled to be played in March.

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