- Full line-up for Women’s Olympic Football Tournament now full
- Group-stage draw to happen on 21 April at FIFA headquarters in Zurich
- We highlights fascinating info and figures in regards to the occasion
All 12 berths on the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament have now been crammed. The closing place went to Chile, who who can be making their debut on the occasion. All that continues to be is for the taking part nations to search out out who they are going to be dealing with in Tokyo, which can be determined on the draw for the group stage on 21 April in Zurich.
USA have gained essentially the most medals on the ladies’s match. To whet your urge for food, we’ve got compiled some fascinating info and figures in regards to the occasion.
All properly as holding the file for essentially the most medals (4 gold and one silver), the Stars and Stripes cleared the path in phrases of targets scored (64) and video games gained (25).
In 2016, Sweden made it to the ultimate for the primary time. En path to the silver medal, the Damslandslaget eradicated defending champions USA in the quarter-finals after which Brazil in the semis. In each these video games, Sweden progressed on penalties.
China PR will set an Asian file with their sixth participation on the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament.
Australia scored 21 occasions throughout their profitable qualification marketing campaign for 2020 Tokyo. Emily van Egmond led the best way with 5 targets, with Sam Kerr subsequent on 4.
Five video games, 5 wins. At the 2018 OFC Women’s Nations Cup, New Zealand gained all 5 of their video games, scoring a powerful 43 targets and conceding none.
With 14 targets, Brazil’s Cristiane is the all-time main scorer on the match. Among that haul are two hat-tips.
Brazil, like USA and Sweden, have participated in each version of the match. At Tokyo 2020, they are going to be making their seventh look, this time coached by Pia Sundhage, who led the Starts and Stripes to gold in 2004 and 2008 with victories over Brazil in each finals. In their six earlier makes an attempt, the South Americans reached no less than the semis on all however one event.
Japan and Germany performed the very first match at a Women’s Olympic Football Tournament on 21 July 1996. The European facet defeated the 2011 world champions 3-2 due to targets from Bettina Wiegmann and Heidi Mohr and a Yumi Tomei personal-purpose. Futaba Kioka and Akemi Noda have been heading in the right direction for the Nadeshiko.
Tokyo 2020 can be Great Britain’s second look on the match. In 2012, the then hosts gained all three group video games earlier than shedding to eventual bronze medalists Canada in the quarter-finals.
Speaking of Canada, in the course of the CONCACAF qualifying match, veteran Canuck ahead Christine Sinclair broke Abby Wambach’s scoring file (184 targets) to turn into the all-time high scorer in worldwide (males’s and girls’s) soccer.
France 2019 runners-up and reigning European champions the Netherlands will grace the match for the primary time in Tokyo, the place Chile and Zambia will even make maiden appearances.