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The association football tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held from 22 July to 8 August 2020 in Japan.

Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates22 July – 8 August 2020
Teams16 (men) + 12 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 6 host cities)
2016
2024

In addition to the Olympic host city of Tokyo, matches will also be played in Kashima, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai, and Yokohama.[1]

Associations affiliated with FIFA may send teams to participate in the tournament. Men's teams are restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1997) with a maximum of three overage players allowed, while there are no age restrictions on women's teams.[2]

Brazil are the men's defending champions. Germany are the women's defending champions, but failed to qualify.

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Competition scheduleEdit

GS Group stage QF Quarterfinals SF Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Date
Event
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 8
Men GS GS GS QF SF B F
Women GS GS GS QF SF B F

VenuesEdit

A total of seven venues will be used:[1]

Shinjuku, Tokyo Chofu, Tokyo Saitama, Saitama Yokohama, Kanagawa
National Stadium Tokyo Stadium Saitama Stadium Int. Stadium Yokohama
Capacity: 60,016
Capacity: 48,000
Capacity: 62,000
Capacity: 70,000
       
Kashima, Ibaraki
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium[3]
Capacity: 42,000
 
Rifu, Miyagi
(Sendai metropolitan area)
Miyagi Stadium
Capacity: 48,000
 
Sapporo, Hokkaido
Sapporo Dome
Capacity: 42,000
 

QualificationEdit

The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions ratified the distribution of spots at their meeting on 14 September 2017.[4]

Men's qualificationEdit

In addition to host nation Japan, 15 men's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.[4]

Means of qualification Ref. Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host country 7 September 2013 N/A 1   Japan
2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship [5] 16–30 June 2019   Italy
  San Marino
4   France
  Germany
  Romania
  Spain
2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 21 September – 5 October 2019   Fiji 1 TBD
2019 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship [6] 20 March - 1 April 2020   Mexico 2 TBD
2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations [7] 8–22 November 2019   Egypt 3 TBD
2020 AFC U-23 Championship [8] 8–26 January 2020   Thailand 3 TBD
2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament [9] 15 January – 2 February 2020   Colombia 2 TBD
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 qualificationEdit

In addition to host nation Japan, 11 women's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.[4]

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.[10][11]

Means of qualification Ref. Dates2 Venue2 Berths Qualified
Host country 7 September 2013 N/A 1   Japan
2018 Copa América [12] 4–22 April 2018   Chile 1   Brazil
2018 OFC Nations Cup [13] 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 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament [14] 13 January – 9 February 2020 Various 1 TBD
2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship February 2020 TBD 2 TBD
2020 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament [15] 2–11 March 2020 Various 2 TBD
CAF–CONMEBOL play-off 2020 (TBD) TBD 1 TBD
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.

See alsoEdit

NoteEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Olympic sport football". tokyo2020.jp. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Regulations for the Olympic Football Tournaments Tokyo 2020" (PDF). FIFA.com.
  3. ^ "Olympic Sports : Football". The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Under-21 EURO 2019: all you need to know". uefa.com. 16 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Concacaf Announces Details for the Preliminary Rounds of the Concacaf Men's Olympic Qualifiers". CONCACAF. 16 April 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.
  7. ^ "CAF confirms 2019 Total U-23 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt will be played in November". Ghana Soccernet. 29 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Competition Regulations AFC U-23 Championship 2020". AFC.
  9. ^ "Colombia será sede del Campeonato Sudamericano Preolímpico Sub-23 del 2020". conmebol.com. 14 August 2018.
  10. ^ "Organising Committee takes important decisions on FIFA Women's World Cup". FIFA.com. 1 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Home nations agree to GB women's football team". BBC Sport. 1 October 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  12. ^ "La Copa América Femenina se celebrará del 4 al 22 de abril". CONMEBOL.com. 21 July 2017.
  13. ^ "OFC Women's Nations Cup confirmed". Oceania Football Confederation. 12 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Tokyo 2020: Sierra Leone disqualified, Angola withdraws". CAF. 5 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Asia's elite set to vie for two Tokyo 2020 tickets". Asian Football Confederation. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 16 August 2018.

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