Australia finished top of their group with three wins, 18 goals and have conceded just three goals during this qualification stage.

The Young Matildas needed either a win or a draw to reach the next stage while Uzbekistan was in a sticky situation as they were level on points. 

It was a tight opening affair between the two teams as both searched for that goal. 

Some big chances went begging for Australia when a cross from Princess Ibini to Mary Fowler, who had an open goal, saw the youngster put it over the bar. 

The Uzbek goalkeeper, S.Zarina, was a fan of coming out to stop the Australian forwards but this put pressure on her defence. However, the Young Matildas were able to capitalise on these opportunities and it would take until a few minutes before halftime for them to open the scoring.

Kyra Cooney-Cross was able to score from a tight angle to break the deadlock.

Halftime seemed to spark something in the Matildas as Ibini doubled Australia's lead before Fowler added a third only five minutes later. 

Uzbekistan kicked into gear and started to put up a challenge to the Young Matildas once again. 

Their persistence to go forward would pay off when they snatched one back. 

Conceding didn't seem to faze Australia too much as they continued going about their attacking ways, putting the ball into the box one after the other. 

Chelsea Blissett flying header all but sealed the win in the 88th minute.

They will come up against Thailand (hosts), Japan, North Korea, China PR, South Korea plus either Myanmar/Uzbekistan and Vietnam/Iran in October and November this year.

Australia finished fourth in 2017, just missing out in a spot in the 2018 FIFA U20 Women's World Cup with only the top three teams qualifying.