Matildas learn Olympic qualifying group

The Matildas pose for a team photo Source: Getty Images

The Matildas will face China, Taiwan and Thailand in their qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after being drawn in Group B.

Group A comprises Myanmar, North Korea, Korea Republic and Vietnam.

Australia and North Korea are in Pot 1, China and Korea Republic are in Pot 2, Vietnam and Thailand in Pot 3 and Taiwan and Myanmar in Pot 4.

The Matildas will play their group-phase qualifiers between February 3 and 9.

In a revamped qualifying format, the top two teams from each group will advance to the two-legged crossover playoffs, which will take place on March 6 and 11.

Those qualifiers will be played on a home-and-away basis - with the Group A winners facing the Group B runners-up and vice versa.

The two playoff winners will qualify for Tokyo 2020, joining Japan, who go through automatically as hosts.

Source AAP