Australia's 2-0 victory over Japan in the AFC Asian Women's Cup saw the Qantas Matildas become the first team to secure a place at the FIFA Women's World Cup China 2007.

The 2-0 semi-final victory at the Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, enables Australia to finish as one of the two automatic Asia representatives at the tournament to be held in China PR next year.

The Australians took control of the game earlier on with Caitlin Munoz and Jo Peters finding the net on 10 and 45 minutes respectively. Japan tried to redress the balance during the second half but they were thwarted time and time again by some solid defending.

The win means that the Qantas Matildas become the first Australian team to make the final of an Asian Football Confederation tournament, since becoming a full member of in January of this year.
Australia will know their rivals in the AFC Asian Women's Cup final after the second semi-final between Korea DPR and China PR reaches its conclusion later today.