Australia and China both left it late in their final group game (PA Images)
13 February 2020

Australia and China draw after late drama as both sides advance to Olympic play-off

Australia and China moved into the play-off round of Olympic qualification after a 1-1 draw in Sydney.

China took a surprise lead when Jiali Tang scored in the 86th minute, but the Matildas equalised in stoppage time thanks to a screamer from Emily van Egmond.

The result means Australia finish top of Group B and will play Group A runners-up Vietnam in their two-leg play-off.

Meanwhile, runners-up China will face Group A winners South Korea for a place at the Tokyo Games.

The games are scheduled to be played in March.

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