Samantha Johnson will current the reside-streamed occasion on 21 April. FIFA Legends Lindsay Tarpley and Ryan Nelsen would be the draw assistants.
The 28 groups which have certified for the Olympic football tournaments will uncover their first opponents within the draw, to be held on 21 April at 10:00 CET, on the Home of FIFA in Zurich.
Hosts Japan will take the lead spot in Group A (males’s) and Group E (girls’s), with the lads’s groups allocated into 4 pots primarily based on a rating constructed in accordance to performances on the previous 5 Olympic football tournaments. The rating is weighted in order that latest performances play a extra distinguished function, and a bonus is given to these nations who completed their qualifying competitors as continental champions.
The 16 sides will probably be drawn into 4 teams of 4 (Groups A to D), and the pot allocation for the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament is as follows:
Pot 1: Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Korea Republic
Pot 2: Mexico, Germany, Honduras, Spain
Pot 3: Egypt, New Zealand, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa
Pot 4: Australia, Saudi Arabia, France, Romania
The girls’s sides may also be cut up into 4 pots, however their allocation to the pots will probably be primarily based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking launched on 16 April 2021. The 12 sides will probably be drawn into three teams of 4 (Groups E to G), and the pot allocation for the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament is as follows:
Pot 1: Japan, USA, Netherlands
Pot 2: Sweden, Great Britain, Brazil
Pot 3: Canada, Australia, China PR
Pot 4: New Zealand, Chile, Zambia
The common precept for every match’s draw is to be sure that no group has multiple staff from the identical confederation. A extra detailed breakdown of the draw mechanics, constraints and seeding might be discovered within the Men’s Draw Procedures and Women’s Draw Procedures.
Tokyo Stadium would be the stage for the primary match of the Japanese males’s staff, whereas the ladies’s finalists will battle it out for the gold medal on the metropolis’s iconic new Olympic Stadium, which may also be the setting for the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies. Sapporo, Miyagi, Kashima, Saitama and Yokohama will contribute to the Olympic ardour by internet hosting thrilling video games from 21 July till 7 August 2021. More particulars might be discovered within the match schedule.