|August 18th, 2008|
|W30||Pool A||9:00pm||CHN - AUS||2 - 2 (1 - 0)||Final|
> The only previous Olympic encounter between these teams came at Sydney 2000 with Australia beating China 5-1.
> Nikki Hudson scored twice in that match.
> Last May, Australia drew three all with China at the Champions Trophy in Möchengladbach.
> Australia need to win this match to qualify for the semi-finals.
> China need at least a draw against Australia to reach the semi-finals.
> China can reach the semi-finals for the second time. At Athens 2004, China finished fourth.
> Australia have reached the last four on four occasions, the last time at Sydney 2000.
> Australia have scored most goals at Beijing 2008 (15) after four match rounds, whereas China have the best defence with only two goals conceded.
> Fu Bao Rong is the leading goal scorer in the China squad with five goals at Beijing 2008.
> Fu Bao Rong's Olympic career tally is now eight, whereas Tang Chunling has now scored a total of nine goals at the Olympics.