Vietnam to host Olympic playoff behind closed doors

HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam’s women footballers will play the second leg of their Olympics playoff against Australia behind closed doors over concerns of COVID-19, football authorities said yesterday.

The Matildas are on verge of Tokyo Olympics after thrashing Vietnam 5-0 in the first leg of their playoff at home yesterday.

A statement released by Vietnam Football Federation yesterday said the match organiser decided not to open ticket sales to the public “due to the complicated development of COVID-19 outbreak”.