Men’s Olympic Football Tournament
- Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifiers run from 18 to 30 March
- Two tickets to Tokyo 2020 up for grabs
- FIFA.com previews the eight-workforce event
The fifteenth version of the Concacaf Men’s Olympic Qualifying event is assured to be extremely aggressive. Eight nations will compete for the two remaining qualification spots on the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020.
The qualifiers will happen from 18 to 30 March 2021 at a centralised location in Guadalajara, Mexico on the Jalisco and Akron Stadiums. The prime two finishers in every group will advance to the semi-finals on 28 March, with the two winners guaranteeing their place at Tokyo 2020. The prime workforce in Group A will face the runners-up in Group B and vice versa in the semis. The remaining of the qualifying competitors is scheduled for 30 March.
|Group A||Group B|
|Costa Rica||El Salvador|
Mexico and Honduras have been Concacaf’s representatives in the final two editions of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament at London 2012 and Rio 2016. Famously, Mexico went all the way in which to successful the gold medal on the former. Head coach Jaime Lozano’s El Tri will likely be heavy favourites to carry the trophy in Guadalajara because the hosts of the competitors and essentially the most profitable workforce in its historical past with seven titles.
Honduras have latest success at this degree to construct on, ending on the quarter-remaining part at London 2012 adopted by a semi-remaining look at Rio 2016.
What they stated
“The opponents that we will face in the group are difficult. Haiti, El Salvador and Canada are federations that have been working very well in distinct ways. Haiti have a lot of young players playing abroad and then they bring them into their Under-23 team to play from the second or first division in France. They play in good teams that have a good level and then they try to bring them together in the national team. That is our first opponent. They are a tough team. Just like Honduras they have tough and fast players, so it is going to be very even.”
Miguel Falero, Honduras U-23 coach
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Dominican Republic will likely be competing in the Olympic qualifier finals competitors for the primary time in their historical past. It will likely be a tall order for coach Jacques Passy’s aspect in a bunch together with USA, Mexico and Costa Rica, however he says they’ll relish the problem. “Qualifying for the Olympics can be an important achievement in the historical past of Dominican Republic soccer. Our FIFA rating is round one hundred and sixtieth, so simply think about if we had been one among two groups from Concacaf to go to the Olympics. It will be one thing that modifications the way in which that soccer is written in this space.”
How to observe/comply with
From Concacaf: All matches will likely be broadly out there for followers throughout the area to comply with and revel in dwell by the Confederation’s TV companion networks, together with Fox Sports (USA), TUDN (Mexico and USA), One Soccer (Canada), Flow Sports (Caribbean), Teletica and Repretel (Costa Rica), TCS (El Salvador), Televicentro (Honduras), Medcom (Panama), RTVG (Guatemala) and different native companions.
Matches can even be out there on the Concacaf Official App (topic to territory restrictions). The free cell app is offered in the Apple and Google Play shops.