Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

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2016 Women's Olympic Football Tournament
Tournament details
Host country  Brazil
Dates 3–19 August 2016
Teams 12 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s) 7 (in 6 host cities)
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The women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held from 3 to 19 August.[1] It will be the 6th edition of the women's Olympic football tournament. Together with the men'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] There are no player age restrictions for teams participating in the women's competition.

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 women'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
Women G G G ¼ ½ B F

Qualification

In addition to host nation Brazil, 11 women's national teams qualified from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[6]

Means of qualification Dates4 Venue4 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009 Denmark Denmark 1  Brazil
2014 Copa América[7] 11–28 September 2014  Ecuador 1  Colombia
2015 FIFA World Cup[8]
(for UEFA eligible teams)5
6 June – 5 July 2015  Canada 2  France
 Germany
2015 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament[9] 2–18 October 2015 Various (home and away) 2  South Africa
 Zimbabwe6
2016 OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[10] 23 January 2016  Papua New Guinea 1  New Zealand
2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[11] 10–21 February 2016  United States 2  Canada
 United States
2016 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[12] 29 February – 9 March 2016  Japan[13] 2  Australia
 China PR
2016 UEFA Olympic Qualifying Tournament[14] 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

Venues

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

Squads

The women's tournament is a full international tournament with no restrictions on age. 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.[15]

Match officials

On 2 May 2016, FIFA released the list of match referees that will officiate at the Olympics.[16]

Confederation Referee Assistants
AFC Rita Gani (Malaysia) Allyson Flynn (Australia)
Naomi Teshirogi (Japan)
Ri Hyang-ok (North Korea) Hong Kum-nyo (North Korea)
Cui Yongmei (China)
CAF Gladys Lengwe (Zambia) Bernadettar Kwimbira (Malawi)
Souad Oulhaj (Morocco)
CONCACAF Carol Chenard (Canada) Marie-Josée Charbonneau (Canada)
Suzanne Morisset (Canada)
Lucia Venegas (Mexico) Enedina Caudillo (Mexico)
Mayte Chávez (Mexico)
CONMEBOL Olga Miranda (Paraguay) Mariana de Almeida (Argentina)
Yoleida Lara (Venezuela)
Claudia Umpierrez (Uruguay) Loreto Toloza (Chile)
Neuza Back (Brazil)
OFC Anna-Marie Keighley (New Zealand) Sarah Jones (New Zealand)
Lata Kaumatule (Tonga)
UEFA Teodora Albon (Romania) Petruța Iugulescu (Romania)
Mária Súkeníková (Slovakia)
Stéphanie Frappart (France) Manuela Nicolosi (France)
Yolanda Parga (Spain)
Kateryna Monzul (Ukraine) Nataliya Rachynska (Ukraine)
Sanja Rođak-Karšić (Croatia)
Esther Staubli (Switzerland) Lucie Ratajová (Czech Republic)
Chrysoula Kourompylia (Greece)
Support Referee Melissa Borjas (Honduras)
María Carvajal (Chile)


Draw

The draw for the tournament was held on 14 April 2016, 10:30 BRT (UTC−3), at the Maracanã Stadium, Rio de Janeiro.[17] The 12 teams in the women's tournament were drawn into three groups of four teams.[18] The teams were seeded into four pots based on the FIFA Ranking of March 2016 (in brackets in the table).[19] The hosts Brazil were automatically assigned into position E1. No groups can contain more than one team from the same confederation.[20]

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4

Group stage

The top two teams of each group and the two best third-placed teams advance to the quarter-finals. The rankings of teams in each group are determined as follows:[15]

  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 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.
3 August 2016
Sweden   South Africa
Brazil   China PR
6 August 2016
South Africa   China PR
Brazil   Sweden
9 August 2016
South Africa   Brazil
China PR   Sweden

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.


3 August 2016
Canada   Australia
Zimbabwe   Germany
6 August 2016
Canada   Zimbabwe
Germany   Australia
9 August 2016
Germany   Canada
Australia   Zimbabwe

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.
3 August 2016
United States   New Zealand
France   Colombia
6 August 2016
United States   France
Colombia   New Zealand
9 August 2016
Colombia   United States
New Zealand   France

Ranking of third-placed teams

Pos Grp Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 E Third Group E 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Knockout stage
2 F Third Group F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 G Third Group G 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) Lots drawn by FIFA

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.[15]

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.[21]

 
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
 

Quarter-finals

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
13:00
v
Winner Group G Match 19 Third Group E / F

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
16:00
v
Runner-up Group E Match 20 Runner-up Group F

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
19:00
v
Winner Group F Match 21 Runner-up Group G

12 August 2016 (2016-08-12)
22:00
v
Winner Group E Match 22 Third Group F / G

Semi-finals

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
13:00
v
Winner Match 22 Match 24 Winner Match 19

16 August 2016 (2016-08-16)
16:00
v
Winner Match 21 Match 23 Winner Match 20


Bronze medal match

19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
13:00
v
Loser Match 24 Match 25 Loser Match 23

Gold medal match

19 August 2016 (2016-08-19)
17:30
v
Winner Match 24 Match 26 Winner Match 23

See also

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