|Host countries||First round:|
Tajikistan (Group A)
Thailand (Group B)
Myanmar (Group C)
Palestine (Group D)
Myanmar (Group A)
Uzbekistan (Group B)
Qatar (Group C)
South Korea (Group A)
Australia (Group B)
4–13 November 2018
3–9 April 2019
3–13 February 2020
6–11 March 2020 and 19–24 February 2021
|Teams||25 (from 1 confederation)|
|Goals scored||248 (4.59 per match)|
|Attendance||38,272 (709 per match)|
|Top scorer(s)||Yu Hsiu-chin (10 goals)|
The 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament is the 5th edition of the AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football competition organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to determine which women's national teams from Asia qualify for the Olympic football tournament.
The top two teams of the tournament qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Japan as the AFC representatives, together with Japan (which already qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics as the host nation, and did not participate in the qualifying stage).
- First round: Excluding Japan, the five highest-ranked teams citation needed] – which were Australia, North Korea, China PR, South Korea and Thailand – received byes to the third round. The next two highest-ranked teams – Vietnam and Uzbekistan – received byes to the second round. The remaining 18 teams were drawn into two groups of five teams and two groups of four teams, . In each group, teams play each other once at a centralised venue. The group winners, runners-up and two best third placed advance to the second round. [
- Second round: The twelve teams (two teams who entered this round and ten teams from the first round) are drawn into three groups of four teams. In each group, teams play each other once at a centralised venue. The group winners advanced to the third round.
- Third round: The eight teams (five teams who entered this round and the group winners from the second round) are drawn into two groups of four teams. In each group, teams play each other once at a centralised venue. The top two teams of each group advance to the play-off round.
- Play-off round: The group winners play against the runner-ups of the other third round group on a home-and-away basis. The two winners qualify for the Olympic Football Tournament.
Teams are ranked according to the following criteria (Regulations for the 2020 Olympic Football Tournaments, Article 19.2 and 19.3):
- Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss)
- Overall goal difference
- Overall goals scored
- Drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee
Play-off ties are played on a home-and-away two-legged basis. If the aggregate score is tied after the second leg, the away goals rule is applied, and if still level, extra time is played. The away goals rule is again applied after extra time, and if still level, the penalty shoot-out is used to determine the winner (Regulations for the 2020 Olympic Football Tournaments, Article 19.6).
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 5 (unranked)|
- Teams in bold qualified for the Olympics.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the June 2018 FIFA Women's World Rankings (otherwise unranked).
- (H): Qualification first round group hosts (* all chosen as group hosts after the draw, remaining group hosted at neutral venue)
- (N): Not a member of the International Olympic Committee, ineligible for Olympics
- (W): Withdrew after draw
- Did not enter
The first round was played between 4–13 November 2018.
|Matchday||Group A||Groups B,C,D|
|Matchday 1||4 November 2018||3 v 2, 5 v 4||8 November 2018||1 v 4, 2 v 3|
|Matchday 2||6 November 2018||4 v 1, 5 v 3||11 November 2018||4 v 2, 3 v 1|
|Matchday 3||8 November 2018||1 v 5, 2 v 4||13 November 2018||1 v 2, 3 v 4|
|Matchday 4||11 November 2018||2 v 5, 3 v 1||—|
|Matchday 5||13 November 2018||4 v 3, 1 v 2||—|
|1||Chinese Taipei||4||4||0||0||33||0||+33||12||Second round|
|4||United Arab Emirates||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||Withdrew|
|1||Myanmar (H)||3||2||1||0||8||2||+6||7||Second round|
Ranking of third-placed teams
Due to groups having different number of teams after withdrawals, the results against the fourth-placed and fifth-placed teams in four-team and five-team groups were not considered for this ranking.
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) goals scored; 4) disciplinary points; 5) drawing of lots.
The draw for the second round of the qualifiers was held on 13 February 2019, 16:00 MYT (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the second round, the twelve teams were drawn into three groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their latest FIFA Rankings. The three teams which originally indicated their intention to serve as qualification group hosts (Myanmar, Palestine and Uzbekistan) prior to the draw were drawn into separate groups.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the December 2018 FIFA Women's World Rankings (NR: unranked).
- (H): Qualification second round group hosts (Palestine were chosen to serve as hosts prior to the draw, but were replaced after the draw, and group hosted at neutral venue)
The second round was played between 3–9 April 2019.
|Matchday 1||3 April 2019||1 v 4, 2 v 3|
|Matchday 2||6 April 2019||4 v 2, 3 v 1|
|Matchday 3||9 April 2019||1 v 2, 3 v 4|
|1||Myanmar (H)||3||2||1||0||12||4||+8||7||Third round|
- All matches were held in Qatar (neutral venue host); matches were originally to be held in Palestine, but were moved as Iranian citizens were banned from entering Palestine territories by Iranian law.
- Times listed are UTC+3.
|1||Chinese Taipei||3||3||0||0||11||3||+8||9||Third round|
The draw for the third round of the qualifiers was held on 18 October 2019, 16:00 MYT (UTC+8), at the AFC House in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the third round, the eight teams were drawn into two groups of four teams. The teams were seeded according to their latest FIFA Rankings. The two teams which originally indicated their intention to serve as qualification group hosts prior to the draw (China and South Korea) were drawn into separate groups (this was already ensured due to them being in the same pot).
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4|
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the September 2019 FIFA Women's World Rankings.
- (H): Qualification third round group hosts (* Australia replaced China as group hosts after the draw)
- (W): Withdrew after draw
The third round was originally scheduled to be played between 3–9 February 2020. However, the schedule of Group B was extended to 3–13 February 2020 due to a shift for the Group B hosts to Australia and the quarantine requirements of members of the China national team as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Matchday||Group A||Group B|
|Matchday 1||3 February 2020||3 v 1||3 February 2020||3 v 4|
|Matchday 2||6 February 2020||2 v 3||7 February 2020||1 v 4, 2 v 3|
|Matchday 3||9 February 2020||1 v 2||10 February 2020||4 v 2, 3 v 1|
|Matchday 4||—||13 February 2020||1 v 2|
- All matches were held in South Korea.
- Times listed are UTC+9.
- North Korea were reported to have withdrawn from the competition for unknown reasons.
|1||South Korea (H)||2||2||0||0||10||0||+10||6||Play-off round|
- All matches were originally scheduled to be held in China, but were moved to Australia.
- On 22 January 2020, the AFC moved the third round qualifiers Group B from Wuhan to Nanjing, due to the COVID-19 pandemic in China which originated from Wuhan.
- On 26 January 2020, as the pandemic worsened in China, the Chinese Football Association withdrew their hosting rights, and all group matches were moved to Sydney in Australia.
- On 29 January 2020, after the announcement of the venues and kick-off times, and upon their arrival in Australia, the Chinese team and staff were subject to quarantine at a hotel in Brisbane for a term set to end on 5 February, after the first games were scheduled to be played on 3 February, as a result of the requirements of the Australian government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia. On 31 January 2020, Football Federation Australia published the amended match schedule which allowed China to play their first match after the quarantine had ended. Further changes to the schedule were announced on 2 and 5 February 2020.
- Times listed are UTC+11.
|1||Australia (H)||3||2||1||0||14||1||+13||7||Play-off round|
|Chinese Taipei||0–5||China PR|
The play-off round is scheduled for 6 March 2020 (first legs hosted by third round group winners) and 11 March 2020 (second legs hosted by third round group runners-up). The two play-off round winners will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in China, the home leg of China was moved to Campbelltown Stadium in Sydney, Australia instead of in China. The home leg of South Korea was originally scheduled to be played at Yongin Citizen Sports Park in Yongin, but had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. The Korea Football Association had urged that it must be played in South Korean territory even if the match is played behind closed doors, while the Chinese Football Association had urged that it must be switched to a neutral venue such as Australia due to the re-entry ban to Chinese nationals by the Australian Federal government. On 28 February 2020, the AFC announced both legs were rescheduled to 9 and 14 April 2020. On 9 March 2020, FIFA and AFC announced that play-off matches between South Korea and China were further postponed to 4 and 9 June 2020. On 27 May 2020, FIFA and AFC confirmed that play-off matches between South Korea and China will be postponed to 19 and 24 February 2021, as the Olympics had subsequently been postponed to July 2021.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg|
|South Korea||Match 2||China PR||19 Feb '21||24 Feb '21|
Australia won 7–1 on aggregate.
The following three teams from AFC qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament, including Japan which qualified as hosts.
|Team||Qualified on||Previous appearances in Summer Olympics1|
|Japan||7 September 2013||4 (1996, 2004, 2008, 2012)|
|Australia||11 March 2020||3 (20002, 20042, 2016)|
|TBD||24 February 2021|
- 1 Bold indicates champions for that year. Italic indicates hosts for that year.
- 2 Australia qualified as a member of the OFC in 2000 and 2004.
- First round: there were 128 goals scored in 25 matches, for an average of 5.12 goals per match.
- Second round: there were 73 goals scored in 18 matches, for an average of 4.06 goals per match.
- Third round: there were 39 goals scored in 9 matches, for an average of 4.33 goals per match.
- Play-off round: there were 8 goals scored in 2 matches, for an average of 4 goals per match.
In total, there have been 248 goals scored in 54 matches, for an average of 4.59 goals per match. Players highlighted in bold are still active in the competition.
- Kyah Simon
- Lin Ya-han
- Cheung Wai Ki
- Nongmaithem Ratanbala Devi
- Dangmei Grace
- Sandhiya Ranganathan
- Sanju Yadav
- Ade Mustikiana Oktafiani
- Sara Ghomi
- Mona Hamoudi
- Khin Marlar Tun
- Khin Moe Wai
- Caroline Sohgian
- Alisha del Campo
- Hali Long
- Eva Madarang
- Irish Navaja
- Park Ye-eun
- Yeo Min-ji
- Lyudmila Karachik
- Nilufar Kudratova
- Steph Catley
- Katrina Gorry
- Chloe Logarzo
- Clare Polkinghorne
- Akhi Khatun
- Krishna Rani
- Wu Haiyan
- Zhang Xin
- Ho Hsuan-yi
- Hsu Yi-yun
- Lai Li-chin
- Lin Kai-ling
- Tseng Shu-o
- Wang Hsiang-huei
- Zhuo Li-ping
- Kwong Wing Yan
- Lee Wing Yan
- Loitongbam Ashalata Devi
- Baiq Amiatun
- Vivi Oktavia Riski
- Jasella Arifya Sari
- Melika Motevalli
- Jana Abu Ghosh
- Tasneem Abu-Rob
- Ayah Al-Majali
- Stephanie Al-Naber
- Raya Hina
- Fadhuwa Zahir
- Mariyam Rifa
- Namuun Bayarsaikhan
- Tsasan-Okhin Orgodol
- Undrakh Ulziibayar
- Tuvshinjargal Undral
- Le Le Hlaing
- Nge Nge Htwe
- Saja Kanaaneh
- Alesa Dolino
- Patrice Impelido
- Kyla Inquig
- Camille Rodriguez
- Patricia Tomanon
- Raudhah Kamis
- Angeline Chua
- Choo Hyo-joo
- Jang Sel-gi
- Lee So-dam
- Laylo Khalimova
- Silawan Intamee
- Ugiloy Kuchkarova
- Ngân Thị Vạn Sự
- Nguyễn Thị Tuyết Dung
- Nguyễn Thị Vạn
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