Westfield Matildas’ AFC Women’s Asian Cup standings
Australia remain on track for the AFC Women’s Asian Cup Semi-Finals despite a frustrating 0-0 draw with Korea Republic in their opening group game on Sunday (AEST).
The Westfield Matildas dominated large periods but couldn’t break down a highly-disciplined and organised Korean outfit.
Both sides took a point from the clash and focus now turns to the second group matches on Wednesday (AEST), with Australia tackling Vietnam and Korea meeting Japan.
Japan got their campaign off to a flyer with a 4-0 win over Vietnam in the other group opener.
Australia will be desperate to replicate or even better Japan’s result given only the top two teams progress to the Semi-Finals and goal difference could become a factor.
In the event of two teams finishing level on points, the first tie-breaker is the number of points obtained between the teams in question.
Given Australia drew with Korea, should the two teams finish level then goal difference would then be used to determine who would progress.
Therefore, a big result against Vietnam, the lowest ranked nation in the group, would provide a huge boost to Australia’s chances of making the last four.
The Matildas face Vietnam on Wednesday morning (AEST) with kick-off at 3:00 AM.