China PR qualify for next year’s Women’s World Cup
Steel Roses earn qualification after reaching Women’s Asian Cup semis
Four more Asian qualifiers will join China PR at France 2019
China PR joined hosts France in securing a berth at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ after booking their place in the semi-finals of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Jordan 2018.
Monday’s 3-0 victory over the Philippines, coupled with Thailand’s subsequent 6-1 win over tournament hosts Jordan, assured the Steel Roses of a top-two finish in Group A and their place at next year’s world finals.
France 2019 will be China PR’s seventh appearance at a Women’s World Cup, with East Asian side having reached the knockout stage in each of their past six appearances. This included a runners-up finish at USA 1999.
They will be joined at women’s football’s showpiece event by three more semi-finalists from this year’s Women’s Asian Cup, while the two third-place finishers in the group stage at Jordan 2018 will face each other in a play-off to decide the fifth and final qualifier from the Asian zone.