Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics

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Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
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Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 3–20 August
Teams 16 (men) + 12 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
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Football at the
2016 Summer Olympics

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The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held from 3 to 20 August in Brazil.[1]

In addition to the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro, matches will also be played in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, São Paulo, and Manaus. All six cities hosted matches during the 2014 World Cup, with the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio the only Olympic venue not to have been a World Cup venue.[2][3]

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 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed, while there are no age restrictions on women's teams.[4]

Competition schedule

The match schedule of the men's and women's tournament was unveiled on 10 November 2015.[5][6]

G Group stage ¼ Quarterfinals ½ Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Event↓/Date → Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Men G G G ¼ ½ B F
Women G G G ¼ ½ B F

Venues

Rio de Janeiro, will host preliminairy matches at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange and the women's en men's final at the Maracanã Stadium on 19 and 20 August . Apart from Rio de Janeiro the five other cities are: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, and Manaus, which were all host cities during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[2] The final choice of venues was announced by FIFA on 16 March 2015.[3]

Brasília, DF São Paulo, SP
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha Arena Corinthians

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Capacity: 69,349[7]
Renovated stadium for the 2014 World Cup
Capacity: 48,234[7]
New stadium for the 2014 World Cup
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Belo Horizonte, MG
Mineirão

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Capacity: 58,170[7]
Renovated for the 2014 World Cup
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Salvador, BA
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova

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Capacity: 51,900[7]
New stadium for the 2014 World Cup
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Manaus, AM Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Arena da Amazônia Estádio Olímpico João Havelange Maracanã

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Capacity: 40,549[7]
New stadium for the 2014 World Cup
Capacity: 60,000
Renovated for the 2016 Olympics
Capacity: 74,738[7]
Renovated for the 2014 World Cup
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Training venues

Event stadium Training venue #1 Training venue #2 Training venue #3 Training venue #4
Maracanã CFZ Stadium Vasco Barra Football Club Juliano Moreira Sports Complex N/A
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha Cave Stadium Minas Brasília Tennis Club Yacht Club of Brasília Cruzeiro Stadium
Mineirão Toca da Raposa 1 Toca da Raposa 2 Cidade do Galo América F.C. Training Center
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Parque Santiago Stadium Pituaçu Stadium Barradão Stadium E.C. Bahia Training Center
Arena Corinthians São Paulo F.C. Training Center S.E. Palmeiras Training Center C.A. Juventus Stadium Nacional A.C. Stadium

Qualification

Men's qualification

In addition to host nation Brazil, 15 men's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[8]

Means of qualification Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009  Denmark 1  Brazil
2015 South American Youth Championship[9] 14 January – 7 February 2015  Uruguay 1  Argentina
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[10] 17–30 June 2015  Czech Republic 4  Denmark
 Germany
 Portugal
 Sweden
2015 Pacific Games[11] 3–17 July 2015  Papua New Guinea 1  Fiji2
2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[12] 1–13 October 2015  United States 2  Honduras
 Mexico
2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations[13] 28 November – 12 December 2015  Senegal 3  Algeria
 Nigeria
 South Africa
2016 AFC U-23 Championship[14] 12–30 January 2016  Qatar 3  Iraq
 Japan
 South Korea
2016 CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off 25–29 March 2016 Various (home and away)3 1  Colombia
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.
  • ^2 Nations making their Olympic tournament debut
  • ^3 One match each in Colombia and United States in a two-legged tie.

Women's qualification

In addition to host nation Brazil, 11 women's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[8]

Means of qualification Dates4 Venue4 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009 Denmark Denmark 1  Brazil
2014 Copa América[15] 11–28 September 2014  Ecuador 1  Colombia
2015 FIFA World Cup[16]
(for UEFA eligible teams)5
6 June – 5 July 2015  Canada 2  France
 Germany
2015 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament[13] 2–18 October 2015 Various (home and away) 2  South Africa
 Zimbabwe6
2016 OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[11] 23 January 2016  Papua New Guinea 1  New Zealand
2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[17] 10–21 February 2016  United States 2  Canada
 United States
2016 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[18] 29 February – 9 March 2016  Japan[19] 2  Australia
 China PR
2016 UEFA Olympic Qualifying Tournament[20] 2–9 March 2016  Netherlands 1  Sweden
Total 12
  • ^4 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.
  • ^5 England finished in the top three among UEFA teams in the World Cup, however England is not an IOC member and talks for them to compete as Great Britain broke down.
  • ^6 Nations making their Olympic tournament debut

Men's competition

The competition consists of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage

Teams are divided into four groups of four countries, playing every team in their group once. Three points for a victory, one - for a draw. Top two teams per group qualify for the quarterfinals.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Iraq 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Denmark 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 4 August 2016. Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Repeat 1–3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) Lots drawn by FIFA
(H) Host.

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Nigeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Japan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 4 August 2016. Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Repeat 1–3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) Lots drawn by FIFA

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Fiji 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  South Korea 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Mexico 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 4 August 2016. Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Repeat 1–3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) Lots drawn by FIFA

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Honduras 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Portugal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4  Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 4 August 2016. Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Repeat 1–3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) Lots drawn by FIFA

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
 
                   
 
13 August — São Paulo
 
 
Winner Group A
 
17 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
Runner-up Group B
 
Winner Match 28
 
13 August — Belo Horizonte
 
Winner Match 27
 
Winner Group C
 
20 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
Runner-up Group D
 
Winner Match 30
 
13 August — Salvador
 
Winner Match 29
 
Winner Group B
 
17 August — São Paulo
 
Runner-up Group A
 
Winner Match 26
 
13 August — Brasília
 
Winner Match 25 Bronze medal match
 
Winner Group D
 
20 August — Belo Horizonte
 
Runner-up Group C
 
Loser Match 30
 
 
Loser Match 29
 

Women's competition

The competition consists of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage

Teams are divided into three groups of four countries, playing every team in their group once. Three points for a victory, one - for a draw. Top two teams per group and best two third-placed teams qualify for the quarterfinals.

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  China PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Sweden 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals or elimination[lower-alpha 1]
4  South Africa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 August 2016. Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Repeat 1–3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) Lots drawn by FIFA
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. The two best third-placed teams across all three groups will advance to the quarter-finals.

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  Australia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  Zimbabwe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals or elimination[lower-alpha 1]
4  Germany 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 August 2016. Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Repeat 1–3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) Lots drawn by FIFA
Notes:
  1. The two best third-placed teams across all three groups will advance to the quarter-finals.

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals
2  New Zealand 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3  France 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Quarter-finals or elimination[lower-alpha 1]
4  Colombia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on 3 August 2016. Source: Rio2016
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal differential; 3) Goals scored; 4) Repeat 1–3 for matches between teams still tied; 5) Lots drawn by FIFA
Notes:
  1. The two best third-placed teams across all three groups will advance to the quarter-finals.

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finals Semi-finals Gold medal match
 
                   
 
12 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 
Winner Group E
 
16 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
Third Group F / G
 
Winner Match 22
 
12 August — Brasília
 
Winner Match 19
 
Winner Group G
 
19 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
Third Group E / F
 
Winner Match 24
 
12 August — São Paulo
 
Winner Match 23
 
Winner Group F
 
16 August — Belo Horizonte
 
Runner-up Group G
 
Winner Match 21
 
12 August — Salvador
 
Winner Match 20 Bronze medal match
 
Runner-up Group E
 
19 August — São Paulo
 
Runner-up Group F
 
Loser Match 24
 
 
Loser Match 23
 

Medal summary

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
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Total 0 0 0 0

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
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Women
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See also

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