Baku, April 21, AZERTAC
The 28 teams that have qualified for the Olympic football tournaments discovered their group opponents after the official draw was conducted at the Home of FIFA in Zurich today, according to the organization’s official website.
Group G in the women’s tournament looks immeasurably mouth-watering. Not only does it feature the two co-hosts of the next FIFA Women’s World Cup™, Australia and New Zealand, but it also gives USA the chance for Olympic revenge over a Sweden side that eliminated them from Rio 2016 on penalties.
Japan will kick off the women’s finals against Canada, with Great Brtiain and Chile making up the section, while China PR, Brazil, Zambia and Netherlands comprise the other pool.
In the men's event, Brazil and Germany, who faced off in the Rio 2016 final, were sent into a group also comprising Côte d'Ivoire, Saudi Arabia, while Egypt, Spain, Argentina and Australia make up another intriguing section.
The women’s finalists will fight for the gold medal at Tokyo’s iconic new Olympic Stadium, which will also be the setting for the Games’ opening and closing ceremonies. Sapporo, Miyagi, Kashima, Saitama and Yokohama (Men’s Final) will contribute to the Olympic passion by hosting exciting games until 7 August 2021.
Both the men’s and women’s Olympic Football Tournaments will be played in a group stage, followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals and bronze medal and gold medal matches.
Draw results are as follows:
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.
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