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Posted 12th April 2017, 11:56 in
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Asian Cup Qualifiers Confirmed

Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam will join hosts Jordan, plus Australia, China and Japan at the 2018 Asian Cup.

Japan, Australia and China qualified as the top three in the previous tournament.

Jordan chose to compete despite being automatic qualifiers and twice scored ten goals before their Groip A decider which they won 5-1 over the Philippines, who had already done enough to progress themselves.

Group B saw North Korea host South Korea for the first time ever and although the match was draw, the South edged the North on goal-difference for a place at the finals. Chelsea's Ji So-yun scored twice in the 4-0 win over Uzbekistan that sealed first place.

Thailand took Group C with the only goal in the decider with Chinese Taipei.

Vietnam were victorious in all four of their Group D games and secured pole position with a 2-0 win over second-placed Myanmar.

The 2018 AFC Women's Asian Cup will be the 19th edition of the competition and will serve as the qualification for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, with the top five teams going through.

Pictured - South Korea celebrate winning their group (DPR Korea FA)




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