Australia, China qualify for women's Olympic soccer tournament

OSAKA, Japan -- Australia and China both qualified on Monday for the women's soccer tournament at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Australia beat North Korea 2-1 while China defeated South Korea 1-0 to claim Asia's two places in the 12-team tournament.

Michelle Heyman and Katrina Gorry scored for Australia, who was undefeated in qualifying, and which will make its first Olympic appearance since Athens in 2004.

Wang Shanshan scored the only goal for China who missed out on the London Games in 2012.

Australia improved to 12 points while China is on 10 points with one game left to play.

Japan, former world champions and the 2012 silver medalist, beat Vietnam 6-1 but failed to qualify for their fourth successive Olympic Games.