Japan and China have qualified for the final for the 2018 Asian Games Women’s tournament and are set to face off for the Gold Medal on the 31st of August at the Gelora Sriwijaya Stadium in Palembang, Indonesia.
The Samurai Blues qualified for the final with two consecutive 2-1 victories in the knockout stages, against South Korea and defending champions North Korea respectively, after topping Group C.
China’s route to the final involved victories over Thailand and Chinese Taipei after finishing Group B as winners. China is still yet to concede a goal at the tournament, and they have a hundred-percent record similar to their upcoming opponents.
A victory for China would be their fourth overall, making them the most successful team in the history of the competition that first started back in 1990. Meanwhile, Japan has one prior gold medal to their name which they won during the 2010 tournament hosted in Guangzhou.
South Korea and Chinese Taipei will play off for the Bronze medal on the same day.