Olyroos breeze past Chinese Taipei to move step closer to qualification


Australia's Under-23 side defeated Chinese Taipei 6-0 in Cambodia as they attempt to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

It was a second 6-0 win in as many games for the Olyroos, after they defeated Cambodia by the same scoreline in their first Group H match on Friday. 

Western Sydney Wanderers forward Abraham Majok scored the opening two goals, before Melbourne Victory defender Thomas Deng made it 3-0 just before half-time. 

Wanderers defender Tass Mourdoukoutas headed home from a corner after half-time to give Australia a four-goal lead, before 20-year-old Pierce Waring scored a late brace to secure the 6-0 victory. 

In the other pool match, South Korea defeated Cambodia 6-1 to sit top of the group on goal difference.

The results set up a Tuesday night showdown between Australia's U-23s and the South Koreans for top spot in the group.

Only the winners of the group are assured of progression to January's AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand - the final 16-team qualifying tournament for the Olympics from which only three teams will advance to Tokyo 2020.

The nation that tops the group automatically qualifies for the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship, along with the best four second-place teams. 

The fifth-best second-placed team from the 11 groups will also qualify should Thailand – who have qualified automatically for the tournament as hosts – finish as either Group K winners or runners-up.

Source SBS The World Game