Olympic Football Tournaments Tokyo 2020 - Women

Olympic Football Tournaments Tokyo 2020 - Women

22 July - 7 August

Women's Olympic Football Tournament

Asia's Road to Tokyo 2020 mapped out

Emily Gielnik of Australia and Thongsombut Rattikan of Thailand battle for the ball
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  • Final round draw for Asia's qualifiers made in Kuala Lumpur
  • Eight teams will compete for two tickets to Tokyo 2020
  • Group stage takes place from 3-9 February, play-offs on 6 and 11 March

A significant step was taken in Asia's road to the Women's Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 as the final round draw for the continent's qualifiers was made in Kuala Lumpur at the home of the Asian Football Confederation.

Eight teams were drawn into two groups of four and will compete from 3 to 9 February with Korea Republic (Group A) and China PR (Group B) hosting. The top two teams in each group will then play in two-legged, home-and-away play-offs on 6 and 11 March.

Group A consists of two-time Women's Olympic Football Tournament participants Korea DPR, hosts Korea Republic, Vietnam and Myanmar, while Group B is made up of Australia, hosts China PR, Thailand and Chinese Taipei.

Format

  • Eight teams play in round robin format from 3-9 February 2020
  • The top two teams in each group will advance to play a two-legged play-off, home-away series on 6 and 11 March
  • The top team in Group A will face the runners-up in Group B and vice versa
  • The two winners from the play-offs will qualify for Tokyo 2020

Did you know?

  • Vietnam qualified for the final round in 2016 and are back again
  • Group A hosts Korea Republic are still after their first appearance at the Women's Olympic Football Tournament
  • Group B hosts China PR have participated in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament five times, finishing with the silver medal at Atlanta 1996
  • Korea DPR have participated in the Women's Olympic Football Tournament twice, in 2008 and 2012, exiting after the group stage on both occasions
  • Australia have made three Women's Olympic Football Tournaments, with their best showing being a fifth-place finish in 2004

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