Olympic Qualifier | Update & Match Center
Welcome to the update & match centre for the 2020 Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Qualifiers (Rounds 3 and 4). 

  • The Matildas played in Group B of the third qualification round.
  • Matildas matches were broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo Sports, and the My Football Live App, and delayed on ABC TV; Fans outside of Australia were able to watch these games on the myfootball youtube channel 
  • The first placed team from the group played Vietnam (runner up of Group A) and second spot played South Korea (winner of Group A) in a home and away playoff round (Round 4) after Group B finished off on 9 February – see below for details.
  •  The Matildas were victorious in their Round 4 home and away playoff games against Vietnam AND HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE 2020 OLYMPICS (now postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic) 

Round 3 (Group B)

  Group B Ladder (Round 3)
  1. Australia 7 pt (+13 gd)
2. China PR 7 pt (+10 gd)
3. Chinese Taipei
3 pt (-11 gd)
4. Thailand 0 pt (-12 gd)
  The top two teams of the group advanced to the home-and-away play-off round in March 2020.

Playoff round (Round 4)
Australia 7 – 1 Vietnam
(aggregate over two home and away legs)


Related Articles – third qualification round

Matildas announce squad for 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifiers by Dale Roots

2020 Olympic Women’s Football Tournament Qualification: Group B Preview by Dale Roots

Matildas vs Chinese Taipei game analysis by Steffen Moebus

Matildas vs Thailand game analysis by Dale Roots

Matildas vs China PR game analysis by Molly Appleton

Match Day 1 – Monday 3 February
Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah

Thailand Thailand v Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
0 Full Time
  C Ting 19′


Match Day 2 – Friday 7 February
Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah

China PR China PR v Thailand Thailand
6 Full Time 1
Ying 6′ 65′, Zhang 11′, Shanshan 41′, Tang 45′ 51′   Intamee 80′


Australia Australia v Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei
7 Full Time 0
Foord 10′ 24′ 38′, Catley 31′ Raso 54′, Kerr 64′, Gorry 90+2′  


Match Day 3 – Monday 10 February
Campbelltown Stadium, Leumeah

Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei v China PR China PR
0 Full Time 5
  Tang 5′, Haiyan 25′, Shanshan 26′ 30′, Ying 34′


Thailand Thailand v Australia Australia
0 Full Time 6
  van Egmond 44′ 45+4′ 70′, Simon 67′ 73′, Raso 71′


Match Day 4 – Thursday 13 February
Bankwest Stadium, Parramatta

Australia Australia v China PR China PR
1 Full Time 1
van Egmond 90+2′   Tang Jiali 86′



Round 4 – Playoff round for direct Olympic qualification


Related Articles – fourth qualification round

2020 Olympic Women’s Football Tournament Playoff round preview by Dale Roots

Matildas vs Vietnam (home leg) game analysis by Molly Appleton

Matildas vs Vietnam (away leg) game analysis by Molly Appleton

Match Day 1 – Friday 6 March
McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle, Australia

Australia Australia v Vietnam
5 Full Time
Kerr 10′ 80′ (pen), Logarzo 27′, van Egmond 38′, Polkinghorne 67′  


Match Day 2 – Wednesday 11 March
Cẩm Phả Stadium, Cẩm Phả, Vietnam

Vietnam v Australia Australia
1 Full Time 2
Huỳnh Như’ 55′   Kerr 15′, Raso 27′


Australia won the playoff round 7 – 1 on aggregate goals, and therefore qualify for the Olympics. Japan have also qualified as hosts. South Korea and the People’s Republic of China are yet to play either of their playoff games; the winner on aggregate goals will also qualify for the Olympics.