Also in Tokyo, the national teams are again fighting for the gold medal. © APA / afp / BEHROUZ MEHRI
Group draw for the Olympic football tournament designed for a bang. For example, in Group D, the 2016 final will be moved to Brazil. At the time, Germany and Brazil faced each other, with the hosts, led by superstar Neymar, winning the gold medal with a penalty.
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The compilation of lottery pots was based on the performance of national teams in previous Olympic tournaments. Furthermore, it is not possible for two teams in the same group to compete in the same group.
Group C consists of more exciting group matches, where African champions meet teams from Egypt, Spain, Argentina and Australia. The main venue will be the city of Tokyo, which will have two stadiums. Sapporo, Miyagi, Kashima, Saitama and Yokohama are the other places.
Defending champion not there
As well as the men’s groups, the women’s matches were drawn. The German national team would not be able to defend their gold medal as they did not qualify for the final tournament. Japan hosts Great Britain, Chile and Canada, whose players won bronze in 2016.
Men’s olympic football tournament,
Group A: Japan, South Africa, Mexico, France
Group B: New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Honduras, Romania
Group C: Egypt, Spain, Argentina, Australia
Group D: Brazil, Germany, Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia
Olympic football tournament for women
Group E: Japan, Canada, Great Britain, Chile
Group F: China PR, Brazil, Zambia, Netherlands
Group G: Sweden, USA, Australia, New Zealand
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