21 October, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About Football Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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The football association tournament at Summer Olympic Games 2020 was held from 21st July to 7th August 2021 in Japan. Apart from the host city of the Summer Olympic Games 2020, Tokyo, football matches were also held in Saitama, Kashima, Sapporo, Yokohama, and Rifu. 

A total of 608 competitors from 24 nations participated in the Football Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. In the Summer Olympics 2020 Men’s Tournament, 16 teams participated from 6 considerations. 

Brazil’s men’s football team bagged the Gold Medal, Spain’s football team bagged the Silver Medal, and Mexico’s football team grabbed the Bronze Medal. 

In the Summer Olympics 2020 Women’s Tournament, 12 teams participated from 6 considerations. Canada’s football team bagged the Gold Medal, Sweden’s football team bagged the Silver Medal, and United States’ football team bagged the Bronze Medal. 

The quarter-final matches for the men’s football tournament were held in Yokohama, Saitama, Kashima, and Rifu on 31st July 2021. 8 teams competed against each other in the matches. Mexico won against South Korea, Brazil won against Egypt, Japan won against New Zealand, and Spain won against Ivory Coast. 

The semi-final matches for the men’s football tournament were held on 3 August 2021. Brazil won against Mexico in Kashima and Spain won against Japan in the Saitama city of Japan. 

The Gold Medal matches for the men’s football tournament were held on 7 August 2021. Brazil won the Gold Medal match against Spain with 1 point more. Then finally, the Bronze medal match was held between Mexico and Japan, wherein, Mexico won from 2 points more. 

The quarter-final matches for the women’s football tournament were held on 30 July 2021. Australia won against Great Britain in Kashima. Sweden won against Japan in Saitama. The United States won against the Netherlands in Yokohama. And, Canada won against Brazil in Rifu. 

The semi-final matches for the women’s football tournament were held on 2 August 2021. Sweden won against Australia in Yokohama. Canada won against the United States in Kashima. 

The Bronze and Gold Medal matches for the women’s football tournament were held from 5 to 6 August. On 5 August, United States won the Bronze medal match against Australia with one more point. On 6 August, Canada won the Gold Medal match against Sweden with 1(3) points from Sweden’s 1(2) points. 

The Men’s Olympic football tournament was founded in 1900 in the international (FIFA) region. Brazil’s men’s football team has had two gold medals in the Olympics so far. They won the first gold medal in 2016, and now in the Summer Olympics 2020. However, they have won three silver medals (1984, 1988, 2012) and two bronze medals (1996, 2008) in the Olympics till now. The most successful teams in Men’s football Olympics are Great Britain and Hungary.

The Women’s Olympic football tournament was founded in 1996 in the internal (FIFA) region. Canada’s women’s football team has won the gold medal in the football Olympic games for the first time in history. They have still won two bronze medals (2012, 2016) in the Olympics so far. The most successful team in the Women’s Football Olympics is the United States.

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