- 16 males’s groups and 12 ladies’s groups drawn into seven teams
- Brazil-Germany and Spain-Argentina are among the many standout males’s clashes
- Japan-Canada will kick-off the ladies’s occasion
The 28 groups which have certified for the Olympic soccer tournaments found their group opponents after the official draw was performed on the Home of FIFA in Zurich right now.
Group G within the ladies’s match seems to be immeasurably mouth-watering. Not solely does it options the 2 co-hosts of the subsequent FIFA Women’s World Cup™, Australia and New Zealand, however it additionally provides USA the possibility for Olympic revenge over a Sweden facet that eradicated them from Rio 2016 on penalties.
Japan will kick off the ladies’s finals in opposition to Canada, with Great Brtiain and Chile making up the part, whereas China PR, Brazil, Zambia and Netherlands comprise the opposite pool.
In the lads’s occasion, Brazil and Germany, who confronted off within the Rio 2016 last, had been despatched into a gaggle additionally comprising Côte d’Ivoire, Saudi Arabia, whereas Egypt, Spain, Argentina and Australia make up one other intriguing group.
The ladies’s finalists will combat for the gold medal at Tokyo’s iconic new Olympic Stadium, which may also be the setting for the Games’ opening and shutting ceremonies. Sapporo, Miyagi, Kashima, Saitama and Yokohama (Men’s Final) will contribute to the Olympic ardour by internet hosting thrilling video games till 7 August 2021.
Men’s Olympic Football Tournament
Group A: Japan, South Africa, Mexico, France.
Group B: New Zealand, Korea Republic, Honduras, Romania.
Group C: Egypt, Spain, Argentina, Australia.
Group D: Brazil, Germany, Côte d’Ivoire, Saudi Arabia.
Women’s Olympic Football Tournament
Group E: Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Chile.
Group F: China PR, Brazil, Zambia, Netherlands.
Group G: Sweden, USA, Australia, New Zealand.
The attracts had been performed by Jaime Yarza, FIFA Director of Tournaments, and Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer. They had been assisted by two FIFA Legends: Lindsay Tarpley, member of the USA ladies’s nationwide staff and two-time Olympic gold medallist (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008), and Ryan Nelsen, captain of the New Zealand Olympic squad in 2008 and London 2012.
Both the lads’s and ladies’s Olympic Football Tournaments can be performed in a gaggle stage, adopted by quarter-finals, semi-finals and bronze medal and gold medal matches.