Jeju to host Asian women’s football Olympic qualifying round

Jeju to host Asian women’s football Olympic qualifying round

Seoul, Korea, September 3, 2019: The southern resort island of Jeju will host the 2020 Olympic women's football qualifying tournament next year, the sport's national federation said on Tuesday.

The Korea Football Association said it was informed by the Asian Football Confederation last Friday that Jeju Island would provide the stage next February for Asia's third qualification round for women's football at the Tokyo Olympics, reports Yonhap News.

Eight teams will be divided into two groups of four: One group will play in Jeju while the other will play in China, according to the KFA.

The eight nations in the third round are: South Korea, North Korea, Australia, China, Chinese Taipei, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

The top two teams from each group will move on to the final round, and the top two from there will qualify for the Olympics.

Women's football joined the Olympic Games sports programme in 1996 and South Korea’s “Taeguk Ladies” have never qualified for the Olympic Football Tournament.

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