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Olympic Soccer Tournaments 2020 – Males – Information – One 12 months to go: Males’s Olympic Soccer Match

2020-07-22 01:37:00

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Males’s Olympic Soccer Match


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  • Males’s Olympic Soccer Match scheduled to begin on 22 July 2021
  • Postponed as a result of pandemic, Olympic Video games will happen in a 12 months’s time
  • We overview the certified groups, key information and stats

The countdown is on as soon as once more for the Olympic Video games. The COVID-19 pandemic might have compelled its postponement till 2021, however enthusiasm for the enduring occasion stays intact.

To mark the one-year-to-go milestone till the Olympic flame is lit and the motion begins within the Males’s Olympic Soccer Match, we’re bringing you a rundown of the groups already certified, these one step away and a few attention-grabbing information and figures you might not know in regards to the occasion.

Tokyo's National Stadium

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Males’s Olympic Soccer Match

  • When is it deliberate: 22 July to 7 August 2021
  • Who will participate: 16 groups from six confederations will compete for podium locations

Certified groups:

Asia: Japan (hosts), Australia, Korea Republic (regional qualifying champions) and Saudi Arabia

Europe: France, Germany, Romania and Spain (regional champions)

Africa: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt (regional champions) and South Africa

South America: Argentina (regional champions) and Brazil

Oceania: New Zealand (regional champions)

Korea Republic celebrate winning the 2020 AFC U-23 Championship.

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Groups nonetheless with an opportunity of qualifying:

North/Central America and Caribbean:

There are two remaining spots within the Males’s Olympic Soccer Match and they’ll each come from the Concacaf area. Its remaining qualifying event can be performed in Guadalajara, Mexico with the dates nonetheless to be decided as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. Eight groups will compete for the 2 remaining direct tickets to Tokyo 2020 and they’re as follows:

Group A: Mexico, USA, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic

Group B: Honduras, Canada, El Salvador and Haiti

Brazil line up to receive their gold medals

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Do you know?

  • Olympic staple: Males’s soccer has been part of the Olympic programme since London 1908. Tokyo 2020 would be the twenty fifth version.
  • Acquainted faces: Each group that has certified for Tokyo 2020 has earlier Males’s Olympic Soccer Match expertise. Thus far, no group can be making their debut, nonetheless, relying on the outcomes of the Concacaf qualifying event, that might change.
  • The place younger expertise will shine: Professionals have been first permitted to participate in Olympic males’s soccer in 1992. Nonetheless, the boys’s event, not like the ladies’s, is essentially a U-23 competitors, apart from three over-age gamers. Gamers born on or after 1 January 1997, and three extra gamers, can be eligible to compete at Tokyo 2020.
  • Golden Hungary: Hungary have collected probably the most gold medals within the occasion’s historical past with three. Nonetheless, Brazil have probably the most whole medals with six. If Argentina (2) win the gold medal at Tokyo 2020 they are going to equal the Hungarians on the prime.
  • Honour roll: There have been loads of well-known names who’ve received Olympic gold in males’s soccer, together with: Vivian Woodward, Jose Andrade, Hector Castro, Pedro Cea, Jose Nasazzi, Pedro Petrone, Hector Scarone, Ugo Locatelli, Gunnar Gren, Nils Liedholm, Gunnar Nordahl, Sandor Kocsis, Ferenc Puskas, Lev Yashin, Ferenc Bene, Kazimierz Deyna, Grzegorz Lato, Wlodek Lubanski, Igor Dobrovolski, Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola, Nwankwo Kanu, Jay-Jay Okocha, Samuel Eto’o, Javier Mascherano, Carlos Tevez, Sergio Aguero, Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Juan Roman Riquelme, Giovani dos Santos, Raul Jimenez, Gabriel Jesus and Neymar. Who will be a part of this historic checklist subsequent 12 months?
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