Korea Republic won their group to progress into the last four of the AFC Women's Asian Cup late Monday with a goalless draw against China PR in a lacklustre game. Both sides had already qualified for the semi-finals but face tough clashes in the final four in the final four in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.
The Koreans, who advance after scoring six more goals than the Chinese, will be aiming to depose cup holders Australia, while eight-time Asian title winners China will play World Champions Japan. Monday night's stalemate in Ho Chi Minh City brought to an end a goal glut for both sides who smashed an astonishing 26 goals between them in their first two Group B matches, without reply.
The pair are guaranteed two of the five FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015™ spots up for grabs at the Asian event. Thailand will play Vietnam for the coveted final spot on Wednesday after edging Myanmar 2-1 in Monday night's crucial other game to take third place in Group B.
The Thais scored first just before the half hour mark through a Kanjana Sung-Ngoen penalty, but Yee Yee Oo pulled Myanmar level just before the break. Thailand's Sritala Duangnapa restored her side's lead around the hour mark, nudging the ball home after Myanmar failed to clear a free-kick.
With their Women's World Cup dreams hanging by a thread, Myanmar threw everything at the Thai goal but could not peg back their rivals, condemning them to last place in Group B with zero points from their three matches. On Sunday Japan advanced to the final four with a rampant 7-0 victory over Jordan, while Australia beat the hosts Vietnam 2-0.