Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Tournament details
Host country  Japan
Dates 22 July – 8 August 2020
Teams 16 (men's) + 12 (women's) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
2016
2024

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

In addition to the Olympic host city of Tokyo, matches will also be played in Ibaraki, 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.

Brazil are the men's defending champions, while Germany are the women's defending champions.

Venues[edit]

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

Tokyo Saitama Yokohama
National Stadium Ajinomoto Stadium Saitama Stadium Int. Stadium Yokohama
Capacity: 60,000
Capacity: 49,000
Capacity: 62,000
Capacity: 70,000
Ajinomoto Stadium 20101120.JPG Saitama Stadium Panorama.jpg NISSANSTADIUM20080608.JPG
Ibaraki
Kashima Soccer Stadium
Capacity: 42,000
Kashima Stadium 1.JPG
Sendai
Miyagi Stadium
Capacity: 48,000
MiyagiStadiumTrackField.jpg
Sapporo
Sapporo Dome
Capacity: 42,000
Sapporo Dome 001.jpeg

Qualification[edit]

The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions ratified the distribution of spots at their meeting on 14 September 2017.[2]

Men's qualification[edit]

In addition to host nation Japan, 15 men's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.[2]

Means of qualification Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
Host country 7 September 2013 N/A 1  Japan 11th 2016 Third-place (1968)
2019 South American Youth Championship 20 January – 13 February 2019  Chile 2 TBD
TBD
2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[3] 16–30 June 2019  Italy
 San Marino
4 TBD
TBD
TBD
TBD
2019 Pacific Games July 2019  Samoa 1 TBD
2019 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship 3–15 October 2019  Costa Rica 2 TBD
TBD
2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations November – December 2019  Egypt 3 TBD
TBD
TBD
2020 AFC U-23 Championship 8–26 January 2020[4] TBD 3 TBD
TBD
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 qualification[edit]

In addition to host nation Japan, 11 women's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.[2]

Means of qualification Dates2 Venue2 Berths Qualified Appearance Last appearance Previous best performance
Host country 7 September 2013 N/A 1  Japan 5th 2012 Runner-up (2012)
2018 Copa América[5] 4–22 April 2018  Chile 1  Brazil 7th 2016 Runner-up (2004,2008)
2018 OFC Nations Cup[6] 18 November – 1 December 2018  New Caledonia 1 TBD
2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
(for UEFA eligible teams)
7 June – 7 July 2019  France 3 TBD
TBD
TBD
2019 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament October 2019 TBD 1 TBD
2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship February 2020 TBD 2 TBD
TBD
2020 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament February – March 2020 TBD 2 TBD
TBD
2020 CAF–CONMEBOL play-off 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 also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Olympic sport football". tokyo2020.jp. 21 November 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "OC for FIFA Competitions approves procedures for the Final Draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup". FIFA.com. 14 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Italy to host 2019 Under-21 EURO". uefa.com. 9 December 2016. 
  4. ^ "AFC Competitions Calendar 2020". AFC. 
  5. ^ "La Copa América Femenina se celebrará del 4 al 22 de abril". CONMEBOL.com. 21 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "OFC Women's Nations Cup confirmed". Oceania Football Confederation. 12 March 2018. 

External links[edit]

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