Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics

association football practiced at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Football
at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad
Football, Tokyo 2020.svg
Football pictogram for the 2020 Summer Olympics
VenueSeven stadiums across Japan
Dates21 July – 7 August 2021
No. of events2
Competitors504 from 24 nations
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The association football tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held from 21 July to 7 August 2021 in Japan.[1]

In addition to the Olympic host city of Tokyo, matches will also be played in Kashima, Saitama, Sapporo, Rifu and Yokohama[2]

Associations affiliated with FIFA may send teams to participate in the tournament. There are no age restrictions on women's teams, while men's teams are restricted to under-24 players (born on or after 1 January 1997) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.[3] The men's tournament is typically restricted to under-23 players, though following the postponement of the Olympics by a year, FIFA decided to maintain the restriction of players born on or after 1 January 1997.[4] In June 2020, FIFA approved the use of the video assistant referee (VAR) system at the Olympics.[5]

Brazil is the men's defending champion. Germany is the women's defending champion, but failed to qualify after losing to Sweden in the quarterfinals of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

Schedule

Legend
G Group stage ¼ Quarter-finals ½ Semi-finals B Bronze medal match F Gold medal match
Date
Event
21 Wed 22 Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26 Mon 27 Tue 28 Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri 31 Sat 1 Sun 2 Mon 3 Tue 4 Wed 5 Thu 6 Fri 7 Sat
Men G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G ¼ ½ B F

Venues

A total of seven venues are used:[2]

Tokyo Saitama Yokohama
National Stadium Tokyo Stadium Saitama Stadium 2002 International Stadium
Capacity: 60,102
Capacity: 48,000
Capacity: 62,000
Capacity: 70,000
New national stadium tokyo 1.jpg Ajinomoto Stadium 20101120.JPG Saitama Stadium Panorama.jpg Nissan International Stadium Yokohama.jpg
Kashima
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium[6]
Capacity: 42,000
Kashima Stadium 1.JPG
Rifu
Miyagi Stadium
Capacity: 48,000
MiyagiStadiumTrackField.jpg
Sapporo
Sapporo Dome
Capacity: 42,000
Sapporo Dome 001.jpeg

Qualification

The Organizing Committee for FIFA Competitions ratified the distribution of spots at their meeting on 14 September 2017.[7]

Men's qualification

In addition to the host nation Japan, 15 men's national teams have qualified from six separate continental confederations.[7]


Means of qualification Ref. Dates1 Venue(s)1 Berth(s) Qualified
Host nation [8] N/A N/A 1  Japan
2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship [9] 16–30 June 2019  Italy
 San Marino
4  France
 Germany
 Romania
 Spain
2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament [10] 21 September – 5 October 2019  Fiji 1  New Zealand
2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations [11] 8–22 November 2019  Egypt 3  Egypt
 Ivory Coast
 South Africa
2020 AFC U-23 Championship [12] 8–26 January 2020  Thailand 3  Australia
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea
2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament [13] 18 January – 9 February 2020  Colombia 2  Argentina
 Brazil
2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship [14] 18–30 March 2021  Mexico 2  Honduras
 Mexico
Total   16
  • ^1 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.

Women's qualification

In addition to the host nation Japan, 11 women's national teams have qualified from six separate continental confederations.[7]

For the first time, as per an agreement between the four British football associations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), Great Britain qualified for the Olympics through England's performance in the World Cup (a procedure already successfully employed by Team GB in field hockey and rugby sevens). Scotland also participated in the World Cup but, under the agreement whereby the highest ranked home nation is nominated to compete for the purposes of Olympic qualification, their performance was not taken into account.[15][16]

Means of qualification Dates2 Venue(s)2 Berth(s) Qualified
Host nation N/A N/A 1  Japan
2018 Copa América 4–22 April 2018  Chile 1  Brazil
2018 OFC Nations Cup 18 November – 1 December 2018  New Caledonia 1  New Zealand
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
(as UEFA qualifying)
7 June – 7 July 2019  France 3  Great Britain
 Netherlands
 Sweden
2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship 28 January – 9 February 2020  United States 2  Canada
 United States
2020 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament 5–10 March 2020  Multiple 1  Zambia
2020 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament 6–11 March 2020 & 8–13 April 2021  Multiple 2  Australia
 China PR
CAF–CONMEBOL play-off 10–13 April 2021  Turkey 1  Chile
Total   12  
  • ^2 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.

Final draw

The draws for the men's and women's tournaments was held on 21 April 2021, 10:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland.[17]

Men's competition

The competition consists of two stages: a group stage with four groups of four teams, followed by a knockout stage contested by eight teams which advanced as group winners and runners-up. The 16 teams are drawn into four groups of four teams. The hosts Japan are automatically seeded into Pot 1 and assigned to position A1, while the remaining teams are seeded into their respective pots based on their results in the last five Olympics (more recent tournaments weighted more heavily), with bonus points awarded to confederation champions. No group can contain more than one team from each confederation.[18]

Group stage

Group A
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Mexico 1 1 0 0 4 1 +3 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Japan (H) 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3
3  South Africa 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0
4  France 1 0 0 1 1 4 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA
(H) Host
Group B
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  New Zealand 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3[a] Advance to knockout stage
2  Romania 1 1 0 0 1 0 +1 3[a]
3  South Korea 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0[b]
4  Honduras 1 0 0 1 0 1 −1 0[b]
Updated to match(es) played on unknown. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Fair play points: New Zealand –1, Romania –3.
  2. ^ a b Fair play points: South Korea 0, Honduras –2.
Group C
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Australia 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Spain 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1[a]
3  Egypt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1[a]
4  Argentina 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Fair play points: Spain 0, Egypt –4.
Group D
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil 1 1 0 0 4 2 +2 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Ivory Coast 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3  Saudi Arabia 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
4  Germany 1 0 0 1 2 4 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 22 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
31 July – Kashima
 
 
Winner Group A
 
3 August – Saitama
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 25
 
31 July – Rifu
 
Winner Match 27
 
Winner Group C
 
7 August – Yokohama
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 29
 
31 July – Yokohama
 
Winner Match 30
 
Winner Group B
 
3 August – Kashima
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Winner Match 26
 
31 July – Saitama
 
Winner Match 28Bronze medal match
 
Winner Group D
 
6 August – Saitama
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Loser Match 29
 
 
Loser Match 30
 

Women's competition

The competition consists of two stages: a group stage with three groups of four teams, followed by a knockout stage contested by eight teams which advanced as group winners and runners-up plus the two best third-placed teams. The 12 teams will be drawn into three groups of four teams. The hosts Japan are automatically seeded into Pot 1 and assigned to position E1, while the remaining teams are seeded into their respective pots based on the FIFA Women's World Rankings released on 16 April 2021. As Great Britain are not a FIFA member and therefore do not have a ranking, they will be seeded based on the FIFA ranking of England, who qualified on behalf of Great Britain. No group can contain more than one team from each confederation.[19]

Group stage

Group E
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Great Britain 1 1 0 0 2 0 +2 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Japan (H) 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1[a]
3  Canada 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1[a] Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Chile 1 0 0 1 0 2 −2 0
Updated to match(es) played on 21 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Fair play points: Japan 0, Canada −1.
Group F
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Netherlands 1 1 0 0 10 3 +7 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Brazil 1 1 0 0 5 0 +5 3
3  China PR 1 0 0 1 0 5 −5 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  Zambia 1 0 0 1 3 10 −7 0
Updated to match(es) played on 21 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA
Group G
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 1 1 0 0 3 0 +3 3 Advance to knockout stage
2  Australia 1 1 0 0 2 1 +1 3
3  New Zealand 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0 Possible knockout stage based on ranking
4  United States 1 0 0 1 0 3 −3 0
Updated to match(es) played on 21 July 2021. Source: Tokyo 2020 and FIFA

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
30 July – Kashima
 
 
Winner Group E
 
2 August – Yokohama
 
3rd Group F/G
 
Winner Match 19
 
30 July – Saitama
 
Winner Match 21
 
Winner Group G
 
6 August – Tokyo (National)
 
3rd Group E/F
 
Winner Match 23
 
30 July – Yokohama
 
Winner Match 24
 
Winner Group F
 
2 August – Kashima
 
Runner-up Group G
 
Winner Match 20
 
30 July – Rifu
 
Winner Match 22Bronze medal match
 
Runner-up Group E
 
5 August – Kashima
 
Runner-up Group F
 
Loser Match 23
 
 
Loser Match 24
 

See also

Note

References

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