And the lottery showed that on Wednesday. The Dutch national team opened the tournament on Wednesday 21 July at 1 pm against Zambia. The meeting with Brazil will be followed on Saturday, July 24 at 1 pm, and on Tuesday, July 27, China will be the last opponent in the group stage, starting at 1:30 pm.
The Netherlands is the head of the group, just like Japan is the host and world champion the United States. Fate is ranked on the basis of the world rankings, with the Netherlands ranking third behind the United States and Germany, which did not qualify for the Olympic football tournament. Japan was allocated to Canada, Great Britain and Chile, and the United States was linked to Sweden, Australia and New Zealand.
Brazil is number 7 in the current world ranking, China is ranked 14, and Zambia is ranked 104.
Numbers 1 and 2 of the three groups will advance to the quarter-finals, along with the top two. The soccer tournament will be held across Japan in six cities: Tokyo, Sapporo, Miyagi, Kashima, Saitama and Yokohama.
The Orange team got its first participation in the games at the 2019 World Cup. The women of the national coach Sarina Wegman reached the final match as the European champion in France, where the US team was very strong (0-2).
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