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Olympics 2021: Mens and Womens football full schedule, match timings – Business Standard

The Men’s Olympic tournament at Tokyo 2020 will start on July 22 (Thursday) and run until August 7. Women’s begins on Wednesday ahead of the opening ceremony on July 23.

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The Men’s football games will be held across seven venues – Kashima, Rifu, Saitama, Sapporo, Tokyo and Yokohama with the final to be played at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo in August 7.

A total of 16 teams have been split into four groups. Group A has Japan, France, Mexico, and South Africa. Group B has New Zealand, South Korea, Honduras, and Romania. Group C comprises two-time Olympic gold medallists Argentina, 1992 champions Spain, Egypt, and Australia. Defending champions Brazil, Germany, Ivory Coast, and Saudi Arabia have been clubbed in Group D.

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Hungary and Great Britain are the two most successful teams in the competition, having won the Olympic gold thrice each. However, having won gold at Rio 2016 on home soil, Brazil will be ready to defend its crown in Tokyo.

Women’s football at Tokyo Olympics

The women’s football competition was added at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. The women’s tournament at Tokyo 2020 will start with a group phase with 12 teams. After elimination, 8 will move on to the quarterfinals and the beginning of the knockout rounds.

The 12 teams are split into Groups E, F, and G. The top two teams in each group automatically advance along with the two best third-place teams.

Germany, the defending champions, failed to qualify for the tournament after being eliminated in the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. All four 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinals teams did qualify.

The round-robin group stage will have three points for a win, one for a draw, and no point for a loss. Teams are ranked on points with the first tiebreakers being goal difference and goals scored, in that order. If teams are still tied after the second tiebreaker, then there are other predetermined criteria.

The top eight teams will move to the quarterfinals following which four teams will move to the semifinals and finally the medal matches. The top two teams from each of the three groups will advance to the quarter-finals, as well as the top two third-place finishers.

Unlike the men’s event, where only three players over the age of 23 can represent their country, there are no restrictions for the women.

Men’s Olympic football Tokyo 2020 schedule

Thursday, 22nd July

Egypt vs Spain (Group C) – 1 PM IST, Sapporo Dome

New Zealand vs South Korea (Group B) – 1:30 PM IST, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Mexico vs France (Group A) – 1:30 PM IST, Tokyo Stadium

Ivory Coast vs Saudi Arabia (Group D) – 2 PM IST, International Stadium

Argentina vs Australia (Group C) – 4 PM IST, Sapporo Dome

Japan vs South Africa (Group A) – 4:30 PM IST, Tokyo Stadium

Honduras vs Romania (Group B) – 4:30 PM IST, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Brazil vs Germany (Group D) – 5 PM IST, International Stadium

Sunday, 25th July

Egypt vs Argentina (Group C) – 1 PM IST, Sapporo Dome

New Zealand vs Honduras (Group B) – 1:30 PM IST, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

France vs South Africa (Group A) – 1:30 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

Brazil vs Ivory Coast (Group D) – 2 PM IST, International Stadium

Australia vs Spain (Group C) – 4 PM IST, Sapporo Dome

Japan vs Mexico (Group A) – 4:30 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

Romania vs South Korea (Group B) – 4:30 PM IST, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Saudi Arabia vs Germany (Group D) – 5 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

Wednesday, 28th July

Saudi Arabia vs Brazil (Group D) – 1:30 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

Germany vs Ivory Coast (Group D) – 1:30 PM IST, Miyagi Stadium

Romania vs New Zealand (Group B) – 2 PM IST, Sapporo Dome

South Korea vs Honduras (Group B) – 2 PM IST, International Stadium

Australia vs Egypt (Group C) – 4:30 PM IST, Miyagi Stadium

Spain vs Argentina (Group C) – 4:30 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

South Africa vs Mexico (Group A) – 5 PM IST, International Stadium

France vs South Africa (Group A) – 5 PM IST, Sapporo Dome

Saturday, 31st July

Quarterfinal 1 – 1:30 PM IST, Miyagi Stadium

Quarterfinal 2 – 2:30 PM IST, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Quarterfinal 3 – 3:30 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

Quarterfinal 4 – 4:30 PM IST, International Stadium

Tuesday, 3rd August

Semifinal 1 – 1:30 PM IST, Ibaraki Kashima Stadium

Semifinal 2 – 4:30 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

Friday, 6th August

Bronze Medal Match – 4:30 PM IST, Saitama Stadium

Saturday, 7th August

Gold Medal Match – 5 PM IST, International Stadium

Women’s football knockout matches dates

  • Quarter-finals – Friday, 30 July
  • Semi-finals – Monday, 2 August
  • Bronze medal match – Thursday, 5 August
  • Final – Friday, 6 August

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