Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

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2016 Men's Olympic Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 4–20 August 2016
Teams 16 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
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2016 Summer Olympics

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The men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held from 4 to 20 August.[1] It will be the 26th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament. Together with the women's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament will be held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which will host the final at the Maracanã Stadium.[2] Teams participating in the men's competition are restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.

This tournament will adopt for the first time the goal-line technology with Hawk-Eye system. In March 2016, it was agreed that the competition would be part of IFAB's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[3]

Competition schedule

The match schedule of the men's tournament was unveiled on 10 November 2015.[4][5]

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

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.[6]

Means of qualification Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009  Denmark 1  Brazil
2015 South American Youth Championship[7] 14 January – 7 February 2015  Uruguay 1  Argentina
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[8] 17–30 June 2015  Czech Republic 4  Denmark
 Germany
 Portugal
 Sweden
2015 Pacific Games[9] 3–17 July 2015  Papua New Guinea 1  Fiji2
2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[10] 1–13 October 2015  United States 2  Honduras
 Mexico
2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations[11] 28 November – 12 December 2015  Senegal 3  Algeria
 Nigeria
 South Africa
2016 AFC U-23 Championship[12] 12–30 January 2016  Qatar 3  Iraq
 Japan
 South Korea
2016 CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off 25–29 March 2016  Colombia
 United States
(home and away)
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

Match officials

On 2 May 2016, FIFA released the list of match referees that will officiate at the Olympics.[13]

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Fahad Al-Mirdasi (Saudi Arabia) Abdullah Al-Shalwai (Saudi Arabia)
Mohammed Al-Abakry (Saudi Arabia)
Alireza Faghani (Iran) Reza Sokhandan (Iran)
Mohammadreza Mansouri (Iran)
Ryuji Sato (Japan) Toru Sagara (Japan)
Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan)
CAF Gehad Grisha (Egypt) Rédouane Achik (Morocco)
Waleed Ahmed (Sudan)
Malang Diedhiou (Senegal) Djibril Camara (Senegal)
El Hadji Malick Samba (Senegal)
CONCACAF Walter López Castellanos (Guatemala) Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)
Gerson López Castellanos (Guatemala)
César Arturo Ramos (Mexico) Marvin Torrentera (Mexico)
Miguel Hernández (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Néstor Pitana (Argentina) Hernán Maidana (Argentina)
Juan Pablo Belatti (Argentina)
Sandro Ricci (Brazil) Emerson de Carvalho (Brazil)
Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Roddy Zambrano (Ecuador) Christian Lescano (Ecuador)
Byron Romero (Ecuador)
OFC Matthew Conger (New Zealand) Simon Lount (New Zealand)
Tevita Makasini (Tonga)
UEFA Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey) Bahattin Duran (Turkey)
Tarık Ongun (Turkey)
Ovidiu Hațegan (Romania) Octavian Şovre (Romania)
Sebastian Gheorghe (Romania)
Sergei Karasev (Russia) Tikhon Kalugin (Russia)
Nikolay Golubev (Russia)
Antonio Mateu Lahoz (Spain) Pau Cebrián Devis (Spain)
Roberto Díaz Pérez (Spain)
Clément Turpin (France) Frédéric Cano (France)
Nicolas Danos (France)
Support Referee Diego Haro (Peru)
Joseph Lamptey (Ghana)

Venues

The tournament will be held in seven venues across six cities:

Squads

The men's tournament is an under-23 international tournament (born on or after 1 January 1993), with a maximum of three overage players allowed. Each team must submit a squad of 18 players, two of whom must be goalkeepers. Each team may also have a list of four alternate players, who may replace any player in the squad in case of injury during the tournament.[14]

Draw

The draw for the tournament was held on 14 April 2016, 10:30 BRT (UTC−3), at the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.[15] The 16 teams in the men's tournament were drawn into four groups of four teams.[16] The teams were seeded into four pots based on their performances in the five previous Olympics (with more recent tournaments weighted higher), plus bonus points awarded to the six confederation qualifying champions (Japan, Nigeria, Mexico, Argentina, Fiji, Sweden).[17] The hosts Brazil were automatically assigned into position A1. No groups can contain more than one team from the same confederation.[18]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stage

The top two teams of each group advance to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows:[14]

  1. points obtained in all group matches;
  2. goal difference in all group matches;
  3. number of goals scored in all group matches;

If two or more teams are equal on the basis of the above three criteria, their rankings are determined as follows:

  1. points obtained in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  2. goal difference in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  3. number of goals scored in the group matches between the teams concerned;
  4. drawing of lots by the FIFA Organising Committee.

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.
4 August 2016
Iraq   Denmark
Brazil   South Africa
7 August 2016
Denmark   South Africa
Brazil   Iraq
10 August 2016
Denmark   Brazil
South Africa   Iraq

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
4 August 2016
Sweden   Colombia
Nigeria   Japan
7 August 2016
Sweden   Nigeria
Japan   Colombia
10 August 2016
Japan   Sweden
Colombia   Nigeria

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
4 August 2016
Fiji   South Korea
Mexico   Germany
7 August 2016
Fiji   Mexico
Germany   South Korea
10 August 2016
Germany   Fiji
South Korea   Mexico

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
4 August 2016
Honduras   Algeria
Portugal   Argentina
7 August 2016
Honduras   Portugal
Argentina   Algeria
10 August 2016
Argentina   Honduras
Algeria   Portugal

Knockout stage

In the knockout stages, if a match is level at the end of normal playing time, extra time is played (two periods of 15 minutes each) and followed, if necessary, by a penalty shoot-out to determine the winner.[14]

On 18 March 2016, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[19]

 
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
 

Quarter-finals

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
13:00
v
Winner Group D Match 25 Runner-up Group C

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
16:00
v
Winner Group B Match 26 Runner-up Group A

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
19:00
v
Winner Group C Match 27 Runner-up Group D

13 August 2016 (2016-08-13)
22:00
v
Winner Group A Match 28 Runner-up Group B

Semi-finals

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
13:00
v
Winner Match 28 Match 30 Winner Match 27

17 August 2016 (2016-08-17)
16:00
v
Winner Match 26 Match 29 Winner Match 25

Bronze medal match

20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
13:00
v
Loser Match 30 Match 31 Loser Match 29

Gold medal match

20 August 2016 (2016-08-20)
17:30
v
Winner Match 30 Match 32 Winner Match 29

See also

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