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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 (ladies’s), with the boys’s groups allocated into 4 pots primarily based on a rating constructed in accordance with performances on the previous 5 Olympic football tournaments. The rating is weighted in order that current 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 might 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:

The ladies’s sides can even be cut up into 4 pots, however their allocation to the pots might be primarily based on the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking launched on 16 April 2021. The 12 sides might 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:

The normal precept for every event’s draw is to make sure that no group has multiple staff from the identical confederation. A extra detailed breakdown of the draw mechanics, constraints and seeding may 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 can even 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 may be discovered within the match schedule.

Live present

Fans all over the world and the staff delegations could have the chance to comply with the attracts from their houses on the FIFA YouTube channel, Twitter (, Facebook, Weibo and WeChat (FIFAOfficial). The reside-streamed present might be hosted by the British TV presenter and journalist, Samantha Johnson, present sports activities anchor and correspondent for TRT World, primarily based in Istanbul. She might be joined by Jaime Yarza, FIFA Director of Tournaments, and Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer, who will conduct the boys’s and ladies’s attracts respectively.  

Jaime Yarza and Sarai Bareman might be 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. 

Speaking forward of the attracts, Lindsay Tarpley stated:  

“It was always a dream for me to be an Olympian and I am honoured to be part of the draws for the Olympic football tournaments. I am looking forward to seeing my fellow footballers and athletes competing in Tokyo. They will show the world the Olympic values of being a positive example and respecting one another, especially given the current situation.”

Ryan Nelsen added:

“Playing an Olympic competitors is an unforgettable expertise. I’m very excited to really feel the Olympic environment once more and help with the attracts for Tokyo 2020. I want luck to all 28 groups and invite followers all over the world to comply with the occasion that can unveil the primary matches of their nations.”

More data on the Men’s and Women’s Olympic Football Tournaments is on the market on

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