With just over a week to go until this year’s Olympic opening ceremony, we bring you everything you need to know to prepare for the highly anticipated 2020 Games.
More than 300 medals will be held in Tokyo, but let’s take a look at the women’s football tournament and what to expect.
When does the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics begin?
The first women’s football match will be played on July 21, two days before the opening ceremony of the game. The competition will be distributed on the Olympic list and will continue until the final on August 6.
The match against Group E rival Chile opens at the Sapporo Dome in Hokkaido, Great Britain.
The match starts at 16:30 local time, 08:30 GMT.
Which team competes in women’s football at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
A total of 12 teams from six federations are participating in this year’s Olympics. The first group, Group Five, will consist of host country Japan, Canada, Great Britain and Chile.
Group F will see China, Brazil, Zambia and the Netherlands compete for a place in the play-offs, while Group G will consist of Sweden, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Women’s football teams are assigned to EG teams to avoid confusion in men’s matches using the Group AT system.
What will women’s football look like at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics?
The four teams in each group will play each other on a round-robin basis at once, for a total of nine points.
After playing in the three matches assigned to each country, the first two teams in the group advance to the knockout stage. Teams in third place enter the playoffs for another chance to reach the next stage, with the first two teams advancing to the playoffs.
The winning teams will then compete in the quarterfinals – which will take place at the grounds of Kashima, Saitama, Yokohama and Refu, where the quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinals, the finals before the gold medal match between the two. It will take place on August 6 in Tokyo.
A bronze medal competition will also be held to determine the full competition medal levels.
What are the dates and times for the 2020 Olympic Women’s Football Championship in Tokyo?
The first two matches of the tournament will be played on July 21. The group stage matches will continue until July 30, before the play-offs begin on July 30. The full match schedule is as follows:
July 21 – Group e
Great Britain vs Chile, Japan vs Canada
July 21 – Group F.
China PR vs Brazil, Zambia, Netherlands
July 21 – Group G.
Sweden – United States, Australia and New Zealand
July 24 – Group e
Chile – Canada, Japan vs Great Britain
July 24 – Group F.
China PR vs Zambia, Netherlands and Brazil
July 24 – Group G.
Sweden, Australia, New Zealand and the United States
July 27 – Group e
Chile – Japan, Canada vs Great Britain
July 27 – Group F.
Netherlands – China, Brazil – Zambia
July 27 – Group G.
New Zealand – Sweden, USA and Australia
The quarterfinals take place three days after the finals in the group stage, with the semi-finals on August 2 and the bronze medal on August 5. The final will be held on August 6.
How can I watch the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
According to the British audience, the BBC and Eurosport will broadcast the Tokyo Olympics.
BBC One will showcase the opening ceremony and the entire Olympic calendar will be dedicated to broadcasting events for free, and will provide a c service on the BBC iPlayer for those who cannot watch live.
GB’s opening game against Chile will be broadcast live on BBC Doo. Former Arsenal defender Alex Scott will report.
What are the results of the women’s football tournament at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics so far?
Great Britain kicked off the match with an opening match against Chile. Thanks to the creative work of Ellen White and Lucy Bronze and Lauren Hemp, the GB team earned the first three points of the group stage.
The other game of Group E saw Japan clash with Canada. Beautiful Kristen Sinclair added her impressive international tally, scoring her 187th goal by taking charge of the home side. However, Arsenal’s Mana Ivapochi scored the equalizer and gave Japan an important point.
History was made in Group F when the Netherlands set a new record for most Olympic goals in women’s football. The Dutch beat Zambia by 10 runs, with Vivian Medema scoring four and scoring four goals. Zambia scored three goals via captain Barbara Banda, proud to be the first African woman to score a hat-trick in the game.
The other game was a bull’s eye for China, who scored five goals through Brazil. Marta’s double helped his team break through by adding goals from Debenha, Andresa Alves and Beatrice.
In Group G, Australia beat rivals Tamika Yallop and Sam Kerr 2-1. Then, with a very surprising result, Sweden defeated the United States 3-0, embracing a 44-match defeat and topping the group.
Who are the nominees for Women’s Football at Tokyo 2020 Olympics?
The United States is considered to be the favorite to win the Tokyo Olympics, having previously won four gold medals and is currently the highest ranked international team in the world.
However, the 2016 runner-up will face tough competition from Sweden, who won the gold medal 2-1 against defending champions Germany.
The Netherlands, ranked fourth in the world, will make its debut at the Olympics this summer and try to make its mark at the Games.
Brazil, Canada, Australia and Japan are in the top ten in the world. The last highest score of these four teams was Japan in London 2012, where the United States won the silver medal after beating the gold in the final. However, Brazil won back-to-back silver medals from Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, and Canada won two bronze medals.
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