Football at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Groups, Schedule, Venue, Timing and more


Football at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Groups, Schedule, Venue, Timing and more

Tokyo Olympics

The Olympic Games are going to take place a year afterward than anticipated as a consequence of the Covid-19 outbreak that locked the globe home in 2020. However, the games in Tokyo will take place in the summer of 2021, despite the fact that fans will be unable to access the events.

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Football may not be the primary game that springs to the head when you think of the Olympics, but it is an important part of the competition. Football has emerged as a more significant Olympic sport in recent years, and the Olympics in Japan this summer will only add to that trend.

On that note, let’s take a look at all the necessary details you need to know about Football at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Who are the Participating Nations in Football at Tokyo Olympics?

Tokyo Olympics 2021 will feature 16 footballing nations: Japan, France, Germany, Romania, Spain, New Zealand, Egypt, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Australia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Honduras. They will be divided into four groups, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.

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The gold medal match will be held between the victors of each semi-final, while the bronze medal match will be held between the losers of each semi-final.

The competition is restricted to players under the age of 23, however, each country is allowed three over-age players in their team.

Groups

Football

Group A- Japan, Mexico, France, and South Africa

Group B- South Korea, New Zealand, Honduras, and Romania

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Group C- Argentina, Egypt, Spain, and Australia

Group D- Germany, Brazil, Ivory Coast, and Saudi Arabia

Venue

The Olympics are always held in a single venue that hosts most of the events, with football being one of the rare exceptions due to location requirements.  Football matches will be held in Yokohama, Saitama, Kashima, Sendai, Rifu, and Sapporo, in addition to Tokyo.

  • Tokyo National Stadium (Tokyo)
  • Tokyo Stadium (Chofu, Tokyo Metropolis)
  • Saitama Stadium (Saitama)
  • International Stadium (Yokohama)
  • Ibaraki Kashima Stadium (Kashima)
  • Miyagi Stadium (Rifu)
  • Sapporo Dome (Sapporo)

Football at Tokyo Olympics: Schedule

The Olympic opening ceremony will take place on July 23. However, due to the large volume of matches that must be packed into a very short period of time, football will already be starting by 22nd July.

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Date and DayMatchTimeVenue
Thursday, July 22Egypt vs Spain1 PM ISTSapporo Dome
Thursday, July 22New Zealand vs South Korea1:30 PM ISTIbaraki Kashima Stadium
Thursday, July 22Mexico vs France1:30 PM ISTTokyo Stadium
Thursday, July 22Ivory Coast vs Saudi Arabia2 PM ISTInternational Stadium
Thursday, July 22Argentina vs Australia4 PM ISTSapporo Dome
Thursday, July 22Japan vs South Africa4:30 PM ISTTokyo Stadium
Thursday, July 22Honduras vs Romania4:30 PM ISTIbaraki Kashima Stadium
Thursday, July 22Brazil vs Germany5 PM ISTInternational Stadium
Sunday, July 25Egypt vs Argentina1 PM ISTSapporo Dome
Sunday, July 25New Zealand vs Honduras1:30 PM ISTIbaraki Kashima Stadium
Sunday, July 25France vs South Africa1:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Sunday, July 25Brazil vs Ivory Coast2 PM ISTInternational Stadium
Sunday, July 25Australia vs Spain4 PM ISTSapporo Dome
Sunday, July 25Japan vs Mexico4:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Sunday, July 25Romania vs South Korea4:30 PM ISTIbaraki Kashima Stadium
Sunday, July 25Saudi Arabia vs Germany5 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Wednesday, July 28Saudi Arabia vs Brazil1:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Wednesday, July 28Germany vs Ivory Coast1:30 PM ISTMiyagi Stadium
Wednesday, July 28Romania vs New Zealand2 PM ISTSapporo Dome
Wednesday, July 28South Korea vs Honduras2 PM ISTInternational Stadium
Wednesday, July 28Australia vs Egypt4:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Wednesday, July 28Germany vs Ivory Coast2 PM ISTMiyagi Stadium
Wednesday, July 28Australia vs Egypt4:30 PM ISTMiyagi Stadium
Wednesday, July 28Spain vs Argentina4:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Wednesday, July 28South Africa vs Mexico5 PM ISTInternational Stadium
Wednesday, July 28France vs Japan5 PM ISTSapporo Dome 
Saturday, July 31Quarter-final 11:30 PM ISTMiyagi Stadium
Saturday, July 31Quarter-final 22:30 PM ISTIbaraki Kashima Stadium
Saturday, July 31Quarter-final 33:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Saturday, July 31Quarter-final 44:30 PM ISTInternational Stadium
Tuesday, August 3Semi-final 11:30 PM ISTIbaraki Kashima Stadium
Tuesday, August 3Semi-final 24:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Friday, August 6Bronze medal match4:30 PM ISTSaitama Stadium
Saturday, August 7Gold medal match5 PM ISTInternational Stadium

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