The Olympic Football Tournaments draws, held today at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, revealed the path to glory for the national teams that will be bidding for gold in the men’s and women’s competitions respectively. Host Japan were drawn into Groups A and E: the women begin their campaign against Canada at the Sapporo Dome on July 21, while the men will face South Arica at the Tokyo Stadium the following day.
The women’s finalists will battle it out for the gold medal at Tokyo’s iconic new Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2021, 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 August 7, 2021.
|Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020|
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|South Africa||Korea Republic||Spain||Germany|
|Women’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020|
|Group E||Group F||Group G|
The draws were conducted by Jaime Yarza, FIFA Director of Tournaments, and Sarai Bareman, FIFA Chief Women’s Football Officer. They were assisted by two FIFA Legends: Lindsay Tarpley, member of the US women’s national team 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.
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.