Australia thump Vietnam 9-0 in Japan hinh anh 1Australian striker Kyah Simon (centre) tries to escape from Vietnam defenders during their Olympic qualifying match in Japan. (Source:

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam's Olympic qualification hopes took a blow after a 9-0 loss to Australia in a qualification tournament in Japan on March 2.

It was their second defeat at the Asian Football Federation Women's Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 qualifiers in Osaka, following a 2-0 loss to China on February 29.

Australia took another step towards securing a place in Brazil later this year after recording a second consecutive win.

"Australia were more confident and stronger than us. We did our best, but they were simply stronger in the air than us," said Vietnamese coach Mai Duc Chung at the post-match conference.

Australia coach Alen Stajcic said it was a good result and a pleasing performance from his team, although there was still room for improvement.

In the next match on March 4 Vietnam will play the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea while Australia face the Republic of Korea, while hosts Japan square off with China.-VNA