Olympic Football: Olyroos take a big step towards the Tokyo Olympic qualification

Socceroos coach Graham Arnold is backing his Olyroos side to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic despite some notable absences. He named a 23-man squad on Monday comprising 14 A-League players and nine based overseas for January’s AFC U-23 Championship in Thailand.

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The tournament serves as Olympic 2020 qualifying, with the top three teams joining host Japan as Asia’s representatives. Though A-League clubs unconfined their young players for global duty, Arnold’s team had to exchange with foreign clubs to secure the facilities of overseas-based talent. Three training camps during FIFA windows were crucial to the squad’s gelling and preparation is given other teams were able to depart for Thailand earlier.

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“That’s why we clashed so hard to get the boys out of overseas clubs and to get them here,” Arnold supposed.

“That’s why I fought so hard to have those three campsites as preparation camps in the FIFA windows and we go in there expectant to qualify.”

The Olyroos haven’t contained at the Olympics since 2008 and Arnold will have to pact with a number of lacks in January. Harry Souttar, who could be remembered from Fleetwood Town for Stoke City’s demotion battle, was not named; Arnold yielding the defender’s obtainability was “not looking great”. He supposed Daniel Arzani who has been on the retaliation trail from a knee rebuilding, had touched “not ready”.

Postponed quartet Riley McGree, Lachlan Wales, Nathaniel Atkinson, and Brandon Wilson are unobtainable but if the Olyroos secure qualification, McGree will be qualified for the Olympic 2020. Despite the nonappearances, Arnold supposed he believed he had a very sturdy squad and qualifying would be an enormous achievement.

“Since 1992, when the Olympics became an under-23 competition, especially with the Socceroos, it’s produced six or seven top Socceroos,” he said.

(Mark) Bresciano and (Vince) Grella for example, did not play for the Socceroos till after they were Olympians and the next phase in the journey for these kids to become Socceroos. And I truly believe that from what I’ve seen – and that’s why I took the job, to be able to work and get to know them mentally – I truly believe by the end of 2020, there’ll be five kids out of this group that will be part of the Socceroos squad, so it’s very important.

The Olyroos head to Kuala Lumpur for a training camp and friendly against South Korea before traveling to Bangkok. They will play Iraq, Thailand, and Bahrain in Group A of the tournament on January 8, 11 and 14 respectively. There are four groups, with the top two teams from each advancing to quarter-finals.

The two qualifiers and the winner of the third-place play-off all qualify for the Olympic 2020. If Japan, as hosts, reaches the semi-finals, the other three semi-finalists will all qualify.

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Olympic Football: French World Cup winner Mbappe wants to play at Tokyo Olympic

France’s World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe has revealed that he wants to play for this country at next year’s Olympic 2020 Games in Tokyo. Nonetheless the 21-year-old, careful the best young player in the world, acknowledged that it would be up to his club Paris Saint-Germain whether he was allowable to take part or not.

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Frolicking in the Olympic 2020, I don’t control everything, he told France Football publication.  Of course, I need to go, then if my club, which is my employer, does not want me to go, I won’t force a clash. We’ll soon talk about it,

Mbappe has already reassured French national coach Didier Deschamps that taking part in Tokyo 2020 would not be at the expense of playing in Euro 2020, due to take place across Europe next summer.

“The head coach was obstinate that it would never be to the harm of the Euro, Mbappe said. I reassured him by telling him that I also wanted to play in the Euro, and he said: ‘So it’s up to you to deal with the people it concerns’.”

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Euro 2020 is due to take place between June 12 and July 2 and will be followed by the football tournament at Tokyo Olympic, which is scheduled to start on July 23 – four days before the official opening of the Olympic 2020 Games – and finish with the final on August 8.

This day is the allowed start of the new 2020-2021 Ligue 1 term and Paris Saint-Germain may be unwilling to let a player they paid €180 million (£154 million/$201 million) for miss their opening match. The Olympic 2020 Games is an under-23 tournament with each side allowed three overage players.

France qualified for Tokyo Olympic by reaching the semi-finals of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in Italy and San Marino this year. On the time, Mbappe replied to the squad’s qualification by placement a message with a “Tokyo Olympic” on Twitter escorted by a flashing emoticon and a French flag.

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Mbappe became the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final when he hit one of France’s goals in their 4-2 victory over Croatia at Russia 2018, one of four he scored during the tournament. Even if he does not make it to Tokyo Olympic Mbappe insisted that it will not be the end of his Olympic 2020 dream.

“Uncertainty I do not manage to go in Olympic 2020, I’ll still have 2024 left, in Paris, he told France Football. I’d actually like to do the Olympics at least once in my career.”

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Olympic Hockey: Japan and Australia to open Tokyo Olympic hockey tournament

Japan’s men will face world number one-ranked Australia in the opening match of the Olympic hockey tournament at next year’s Olympic 2020 Games in Tokyo. The International Hockey Federation and Tokyo Olympic officials, including sports director Koji Murofushi, revealed the match schedule for the men’s and women’s competitions at a ceremony in the Japanese capital.

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The men’s gold-medal match will be held on August 6, with the women’s showpiece taking place the following day. Organizers have scheduled games for the morning and evening in an effort to avoid the high temperatures expected during Games-time.

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The opening match will involve the Men’s national squads of Japan, the hosts, and the current number one team in the FIH World Rankings, Australia, on 25 July. The first match of the Women’s tournament will be played on the same day and sees the Netherlands who are topping the FIH World Rankings

All 12 teams in the men’s event will be in action on the first day of the Tokyo Olympic hockey tournament on July 25. New Zealand plays India and Spain take on Argentina in the other Pool A matches.

In Pool B, the Netherlands faces Belgium in a repeat of the 2018 World Cup final, while Canada entertains Germany and Britain square off against South Africa. The Netherlands, who lost the Olympic final to Britain in Rio 2016, will take on India in the first women’s game of the competition in Pool A.

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Ireland’s clash with South Africa in the same group is the only other women’s game scheduled for the opening day. The remaining eight women’s squads will make their entrance into the Olympic tournament on July 26.

In Pool A, Britain goes up against Germany, while Japan plays China, Australia takes on Spain and New Zealand face Argentina in Pool B. Oi Hockey Stadium will stage the hockey rivalries at the Sports.

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Olympic Hockey: Great Britain sides secure Tokyo Olympic places

Great Britain’s women’s and men’s teams each secured places at Tokyo Olympic after commanding wins in their Olympic 2020 qualifying play-offs at Lee Valley. Olympic followers from all over the world are invited to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Hockey followers can book Olympic Hockey Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

The women will now have the chance to defend their title after beating Chile. After a 3-0 win in Saturday’s first leg, Mark Hager’s side secured a 2-1 victory in the second leg to claim the tie 5-1 on aggregate in London.

The men beat Malaysia 5-2 on Sunday following a 4-1 first-leg win to take the tie 9-3 overall. It was the final chance for both sides to qualify for the Games after disappointing results in recent tournaments.

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I’m so proud of all the girls, Great Britain captain Hollie Pearne-Webb told BBC Sport.

“I’m really excited now looking forward to the next eight months. I think we can make some huge progress in that time. The hard work starts now.”

Goals from Tess Howard and Laura Unsworth put the hosts 2-0 up inside seven minutes on Sunday. Chile thought they had pulled a goal back in the third quarter but Francisca Parra’s strike was ruled out by the video umpire, as the ball had not traveled the required five meters before entering the circle.

Las Diablos did score with just three minutes remaining through Fernanda Villagran but by then it was no more than a consolation. Qualification for next year’s Olympic 2020 will come as a huge relief to Hager, who has presided over a tough transitional period since taking the job in January 2019.

Great Britain’s women won their first Olympic title with a thrilling shootout victory over the Netherlands in Rio 2016. But high-profile players such as Helen Richardson-Walsh, Kate Richardson-Walsh, Sophie Bray and Crista Cullen have since retired, while Alex Danson – England and Great Britain’s joint leading scorer of all time – has been out with a long-term head injury.

Only seven of the Rio gold medalists are in the current squad, which finished second-bottom in the inaugural FIH Pro League season and outside the medals at the 2018 WC and the 2019 European Championships.

“The pressure on the girls [at qualifying] was huge, especially as they are the defending Olympic champions,” said Hager.

We had to win these two games and I’m really proud of the girls. It’s a fantastic effort. Now we can put our plans in place for what’s to come. It’s great going to the Olympic 2020 but if you look at the percentage of people who win medals it’s not very many.

Our next objective is to make sure we’ve got the process to find that extra 10-20% improvement we need to compete for a medal. Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa attended the match and gave the Chile side pre-match pep talks in support of his friend, Las Diablos coach Sergio Vigil.

Forsyth hat-trick downs Malaysia

Great Britain’s men now have the chance to improve on their group-stage exit at the last Olympics, as they saw off Malaysia through a hat-trick from Scotland’s Alan Forsyth and two strikes by Sam Ward.

Danny Kerry’s side settled their nerves early on, taking the lead from a penalty stroke in the ninth minute as Forsyth converted for his 100th international goal. Ward made it 2-0 two minutes later with a beautiful lofted finish at the near post.

Goalkeeper George Pinner had already made a splendid save to keep out Tengku Tajuddin at the start of the second quarter but there was nothing he could do to prevent Fitri Saari from pouncing on a penalty corner rebound to make it 2-1. Ward restored the two-goal lead with a superb drag-flick at the start of the third quarter.

Malaysia scored a second through Razie Rahim, but Forsyth applied the finish to a lovely sweeping move with five minutes left and then completed his hat-trick, scoring again from the penalty spot to seal the win and Great Britain’s passage to the Olympic 2020.

There was a lot of pressure on me – all over social media I was being told I was on 99 goals, so it was hard,” Forsyth told BBC Sport. My mum was here yesterday so I tried to get it done while she was here, but we got the win, that’s what matters.

I don’t want to look back and be disappointed but I use not being selected for Rio every day – I missed one Olympics and I don’t want to miss another. I know we’ve qualified but I’ve got a lot of work to do to make sure I’m in the team for Tokyo Olympic.

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Olympic Eventing: U.S. Equestrian Eventing Team Claims Gold, Spot at the Olympic Games

LIMA, Peru On the morning of the team and individual Eventing final, with Olympic 2020 spots on the line and the U.S. by the lead, side physician Mark Hart conventional a phone call. The cardiologist’s heart hopped a beat. Olympic fans from all over the world are asked to book Olympic 2020 tickets from our online platforms for Olympic Tickets. Olympics Eventing fans can book Olympic Eventing Tickets from our ticketing marketplace exclusively on discounted prices.

Putting down his phone, Hart got in a car, drove to the nearest veterinarian and bought the equipment he needed. He returned to the team’s warm-up area, suture in hand, and got to work.

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Inside the hour, Lynn Symansky’s equestrian shoe was secure, 20 blue stitches closing the back of her boot where a fastener had broken free. She and her teammates could now reappearance their focus to the task at hand: earning Olympic 2020 spots for the U.S.  Olympic Eventing Team. They did exactly that, in near flawless form.

Team USA captured a Pan American Games gold medal, securing a team quota spot and three individual quota spots for the Olympic 2020 Games in Tokyo Olympic. With the pressure to perform hanging over their heads like the winter mist in Lima, Peru, Team USA could now breathe easy

“It’s a big relief. We all worked very, very hard,” 2016 Olympian Boyd Martin, who also captured a gold medal in the individual event, said. “There was a lot of pressure coming here. We were under the gun and I think we all stepped up.”

Entering the final day of competition with the lead, Team USA executed four clear rounds in the jumping event, completing the course without a single error. With a 91.20-point total, the U.S. bordered out Brazil by 30.90 points for the side gold medal.

Symansky’s clear jumping round also earned her the silver medal in individual, though it wasn’t without drama. Midway through her round, her horse, RF Cool Plays, clipped a rail, emitting an audible ring that echoed throughout the venue. Afterward several tenuous shakes, the rail remained put, keeping Symnasky’s strong round intact.

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“Oh, I heard the rail tip,” she said with a smile. “But not only that, I heard the [crowd’s] gasp too afterward. You can’t let something like that rattle you or it all comes apart. So, you’ve got to keep breathing, keep going, stay relaxed and hope it all works out in your favor.”

Side USA kept their equanimity throughout the three-day rivalry despite several hair-raising moments. Incoming the second day of competition in first place thanks to a near-perfect dressage routine, Tamie Smith conventional 34 penalty points in the cross country occasion, bashing her down to 17th place. She would surface the separate competition in 17th, while Side USA’s fourth member, Doug Payne, placed fourth.

The U.S. team members credited their collective friendship and prior competition experience for their poise throughout the Pan American Games. Two side members, Martin and Symansky, are Sports veterans, having contested in 2015 and 2011, correspondingly.

“It’s a group of people that know each other already, and I think we all get along really well,” Symansky said. “It makes the pressure environment easier when you have a group that supports each other, even when things don’t go according to plan.”

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“I’ve seen how much work these guys have put into this, how much it means to them,” team coach and chef d’ Equipe Eril Duvander said. “So, to execute like this, I couldn’t ask for a better ending. I thoroughly believe they deserve all the medals hanging around their necks.”

Team USA it’s hoping to repeat its Pan American Games performance in Tokyo Olympic Games. When asked what his goals are for the Summer Games 2020, Payne answered with a single word and a smile.

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Olympic Football: Team GB at the Olympics 2020 and its struggle with tokenism

The Olympic football tournament has historic significance in men’s football but means far less in global terms since the inception of the Men’s World Cup. However, for women’s football, it remains one of the premier tournaments. Olympic Football followers from all over the world can buy Olympics Football Tickets online.

An event open to the world with a markedly smaller pool than the World Cup, the Olympic football women’s tournament is a grueling two and a half weeks that typically bring a new meaning to the idea of there being “no easy games.”

After eight years away, Team GB will again be represented on the pitch with all the requisite football associations in the United Kingdom agreeing to let England qualify as the entire island the “nominated nation,” England’s fourth-place finish at the World Cup this summer saw them clinch the third and final available UEFA berth for the tournament. Thus, fans will see Team GB take to the pitches in Japan next summer.

There is something admittedly messy about having Team GB at the Olympic 2020 women’s football tournament with each country in Great Britain reporting to a separate FA. The longstanding argument was a potential loss of autonomy but given the weight they can throw around as founding fathers in modern football, it’s rather a faux argument.

For those around Britain, the ever-present question is about the make-up of the team. In 2012, Powell opted to comprise her team of 16 English players and two Scots, the lack of Welsh players a contentious bone – not least because Cardiff were hosting games over the tournament. Powell’s argument was simply that her team selection was based on form rather than making sure the squad was equally sliced up but does the squad needs to be palpably Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish in order to garner support?

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Can Team GB ever be truly British?

We can all hope that the countries come together and back Team GB, including the women’s football team, but it’s that same question of can Team GB ever truly represent the constituent parts: Will it ever be Scottish or Welsh or Northern Irish enough? When it comes to Team GB at the Olympics 2020, it seems to be a question that only plagues football.

 After all, no one complained when Chris Hoy bested fellow Scot Ross Edgar in the men’s Keirin at the 2008 Olympics; no one was crying out for more Welsh men on the cycling team. When the men’s gymnastics team claimed the all-around bronze in 2012, no one said,

“Hang on a tick, why aren’t there any lads from Northern Ireland in the team?”

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Those who represent Team GB aren’t there to tick a box. No one scurries around shouting, “but we need more welsh Olympians!” during the athletic qualifiers.

Those who make the team are the best in their sport and for that heady window over the summer once every four years, the specifics of where they come from fade away. Bethany Firth might be the pride of Seaforde but when she collected a highly impressive three gold’s and one silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games, she was too many, just British.

When Zharnel Hughes or Tiffany Porter cross the finish line wearing lycra stamped “Great Britain” no one at home is thinking about Hughes’ Anguillian accent or Porter’s upbringing in Michigan, all they see is someone whose part of Team GB.

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For the British, Team GB is truly a coming together of all the composite nations of the United Kingdom. Whilst Andy Murray might be thought of wet boring Scottish sponge by some in England when they watch Wimbledon, as soon as he’s representing GB, he might as well be from down the road; 30-love? We bloody do! Colin Jackson and his inoffensive dulcet tones are well welcome on athletics commentary after his hurdling history for GB, his Welsh background instantly forgotten.

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Whilst Kim little is as Scottish as they come, the pride of Mint law there is not one person born on the southern side of the border who wouldn’t be shouting her on with everything in them if she was wearing the union jack. And much more than tennis, the partisan English have very specific views about the Scots.

Yes, the Olympics 2020 and Team GB may not bring the islands together in these Brexit times, not least because we would have all died of food, water and medicine shortages by then, but the Olympics 2020 is still generally that special event that brings people together.

As many experienced over the World Cup, everyone takes an interest and the commonality breaks down walls. For Britain, the Olympics 2020 is like that on the crank. It’s not just north and south getting in on the love in, but each country contributes, representatives from each nation all wearing the same spandex, singing the same anthem, helping GB get one over the other countries on the medals table.

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Whilst it’s true that the Great Britain team next summer will be “English-led” and English managed, the talent pool has opened up for Phil Neville and with any hope, the squad he puts together will be the best at his disposal. Whether that means he takes 1 or 18 players from England remains to be seen, but there is no call for him to take anyone out of tokenism.

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Hagi ready to take flight during Romanian revival

The last time you saw Romania a football nation with a storied history – at any global tournament was over two decades ago during the 1998 FIFA World Cup France. For an Olympics, it was 55 years. Olympic Football followers from all over the world can buy Olympics Football Tickets online.

All that’s set to change, though, with a familiar name on the team sheet for those who witnessed their golden and blonde generation in France: Ianis Hagi. The son of national legend Gheorghe was born three months after that tournament but was instrumental when booking their return to global action at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020 Olympic.

Romania shone tremendously at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship in June, going from bottom-ranked outsiders to group-topping national darlings.

“I don’t think anyone expected us to go to the semis, not even our own country,” the 20-year-old told.

“There were so many ups and downs in that last 15 minutes,” he said, discussing their eventual 4-2 win over England, having given up the lead twice in a frenetic climax. “It was great how we mentally stayed strong and kept pushing.”

  While talk of another golden crop is being kept on ice, for now, their wins over Croatia and England were forceful.  A draw against France then confirmed what they were hoping for.

“Winning the group and qualifying for the Olympics was a great mixture of emotions. We made our country proud. People were coming from Romania to Italy to see us play there and now everybody has been telling us they’ll come to the Olympics, too!”

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Growing up with a famous name

 “As I grew up, seeing my dad being stopped in the street or airport, with people asking for photos and everything, I just realized. And then I’ve loved football my whole life, so I was always on the internet checking videos and I also had some videos at home of what he did in football history.”

Attending the academy his father ran

“It was a little bit difficult at the beginning, I was young – just ten years old – and I didn’t know how to make my team-mates feel good around me but afterward I realized its just football it doesn’t matter who you are or whose son you are. Then everything just came naturally, creating friendships with my team-mates and I’m still keeping in touch with them ten years on.”

Comparisons to his father

“We’re different types of players, even though we play in the same position (attacking midfield). He was much faster and predominantly left-footed, while I’m a different player but I hope I have the same mentality and ambition. I still have to learn from him because he knows how to move around the field from that position.”

The bond between these sides of fledgling players promises much, with many having studied together at the Gheorghe Hagi Football Academy.

“We have played together for a long time. Most of us grew in my father’s academy, there were about ten us from there. I think some of the players will take the next step into the senior squad.”

A last-gasp defeat to Germany ended their journey, but before the trappings of Tokyo roll into view, there is a potentially pivotal season ahead. A new recruit at Belgian champions Genk, he’ll be making a step up from the Romanian cup winners Viitorul Constanta – currently coached by his father – to UEFA Champions League football.

It couldn’t have started better, scoring a winner with his first touch in Belgian football something Hagi put down to “just my instinct”. A mixed start, though, has ensured his feet are staying on the ground in the search for chemistry, though.

“Everything will go brick by brick and get better. The next day you always have to start again. Maybe that’s why football is so beautiful because every three days or so you get a chance to prove yourself all over again.”

He’ll be hoping to prove himself in Romanian colors on the road to UEFA EURO 2020 next – having debuted for the seniors in November 2018, with meetings with Spain and Malta next up.

“Everything with the national team is going in a good direction,” he said.

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“It will take some time until we are back on track, so we have to still work and still push, but maybe with this new generation, alongside the present generation already there, we can make a good mixture and qualify. This is the most important thing – qualifying for the EUROs and the World Cup – so I think we are on a good path.”

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Olympics 2020: Team GB qualify for women’s football tournament

Great Britain will have a women’s football side at the Olympics 2020 after England over in the top three European sides at the World Cup. Olympic Football followers from all over the world can buy Olympics Football Tickets online.

The four nations decided in October to allow a GB women’s side to try to reach Tokyo 2020 Olympic, but qualification is contingent on England’s development in France. England manager Phil Neville says the “plan” is for him to manage the team.

“It will be England led by me and my coaching staff and we have a fantastic pool of players to pick from, he said. Not just the ones I manage here, but Wales, Scotland and [Northern] Ireland.”

England tired Norway to reach the last four, while the USA tired France 2-1 on Friday to safeguard there are only three European sides in the semis. There will be 12 sides at Tokyo 2020 Olympic. There was no contract for a British men’s side in Japan – although they would have failed to qualify anyway.

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At London 2012, a women’s team made their debut, with the men returning after 40 years away – with the home nations agreeing to that as a one-off for the home Olympics. Both sides went out in the quarter-finals.

No joint British side featured in Rio 2016, with the relations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales opposite to the idea. Last June, Neville said fielding a Side GB team in Japan was “absolutely fundamental” for the development of the women’s game.

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The Scottish FA said they will not actively support or promote the side but will not prevent players from being involved, while their Welsh counterparts said they will not align themselves politically with the team. Unlike the men’s event – which is an under-23 tournament – the Olympics are one of women’s football’s biggest events, with no age restrictions.

The sides sure a place are G B, fellow semi-finalists the Netherlands and Sweden, crowds Japan, Copa America winners Brazil and Oceania champions New Zealand. The other games will be filled by two qualifiers from both Asia and the North, Central American and Caribbean cluster, as well as one from Africa and the winner of a play-off amid Chile and an African side.

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Defensive champions Germany would not be at the Olympics 2020 after they lost their World Cup quarter-final to Sweden. The four semi-finalists from the men’s European Under-21 Championship – Germany, Romania, Spain, and France – have fit for Tokyo 2020 Olympic.

GB would not have been qualified even if England – who went out in the group stages – had reached that round.

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Retaining Women’s Olympic football gold will be tough in Tokyo

Melanie Behringer Was Germany’s Star at RIO 2016, as her country finally ended its quest to win an Olympic Football gold medal. AND the first step for them is the FIFA world cup 2019 that starts today in France. Olympic Football followers from all over the world can buy Olympics Football Tickets online.

Melanie Behringer didn’t go to the Olympic Games Rio 2016 expecting to win a gold medal – and she certainly didn’t anticipate adding the golden boot as the tournament’s top scorer to her list of achievements.

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“I’m a defensive midfielder so I don’t normally score that many goals,” she said with a laugh. “It was a really big surprise, but a very nice one. I don’t know how it happened. If I did, I would do it every time.”

Behringer doesn’t believe that the side’s achievement makes them favorites for Tokyo 2020, however. The Germans didn’t even qualify for London 2012, and the process of qualifying for the next Games is also grueling, with many powerful European nations emerging.

“There has been some investment in our game but not as much in some other countries.  Behringer said. It will be difficult enough for Germany to qualify for Tokyo 2020 because all the other teams are getting so much better. It’s a big step and it should be a very interesting World Cup.”

“The English team was always athletic and fast but now they are much better on the ball. Their league is very strong, with teams like Arsenal and Chelsea putting lots of money into their sides. I think more good players are going to end up in England. Our game is changing a lot. The French team is also technically excellent. They have a very good chance on their own soil.”

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France 2019 and Tokyo 2020 will help to identify the best women’s team on the planet – and European outfits are now looking just as likely to win as the USA.

“For me, the Olympics are a better title to win but it’s not an easy question. I’m lucky to have both.”

She credits their success to genuine teamwork. “Our team spirit was our secret weapon because we didn’t play the best football, but our togetherness couldn’t be beaten,” said Behringer, 33.

The opponents were afraid because of our togetherness. We worked very hard on and off the pitch because we knew that this was our chance to be successful.

“We did everything we could to set up a win, and it was us players that really raised our own spirits. We had some good young players but also older ones who had that experience from other tournaments. It was a good combination.”

Germany’s route to glory wasn’t easy. They were very good, and so when we faced them again in the semi-finals, we knew we’d have to be at our best to go through. They’re a big, strong team, but we wanted it so badly, to get into that final.

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Retaining Women’s Olympic football gold will be tough in Tokyo

 “We had known this Swedish side for a long time and we’d always had great matches against them,” Behringer said. “We knew it would be tough, and it was very special. The Maracana was just amazing. It was the perfect atmosphere for a final. It is a very different experience going to the Olympic Games, and afterward, we were so happy.”

Behringer dismisses her goalscoring achievements – she was the tournament’s top scorer, with five goals – as unimportant the main thing was winning gold, but hopes their much-publicized win back home has helped to raise the profile of the game.

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Olympic Football Teams road to Tokyo 2020

Tokyo will host the 25th edition of the Men’s Olympic Football Competition. 16 teams, counting hosts Japan, will compete to win the gold medal. We disclose the qualification dates and details for each association. Olympic Football followers from all over the world can buy Olympic Football Tickets online.

Only 16 teams will have the privilege of vying for the gold medal at the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament Tokyo 2020, the best of the best, which is why booking a place at the competition is an achievement in and of itself.

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Olympic Football Teams road to Tokyo 2020

As the host nation, Japan automatically qualifies to compete in the tournament. They have been joined by Europe’s four qualifiers: Spain, Germany, Romania, and France.

The question now is, what does your national team need to do to fill one of the 11 remaining places in Tokyo next year?

Europe
The UEFA European U-21 Championship took place in Italy and San Marino from 16 June to 30 June, where the top four teams at the end of the tournament qualified for Olympic 2020 Games. Spain ended as champions, beating Germany 2-1 in the concluding. Of the four European countries that contributed to the previous Olympic Football Tournament in Rio 2016, only Germany will return to Olympic 2020 Games.

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Olympic Football Teams road to Tokyo 2020

Oceania
The OFC Olympic 2020 Qualifier 2019 will be held in Fiji from 21 September to 5 October, where eight sides will compete for one sought-after spot at Tokyo Olympic 2020. Fiji represented the region in Rio 2016 for the first time, while New Zealand had fit for London 2012 and Beijing 2008.

Africa
The CAF U-23 Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Egypt from 8 to 22 November, where eight nations will vie for three qualification tickets to Tokyo 2020. Nigeria is the defending champions, having qualified alongside Algeria and South Africa last time out.

Asia
Three spots at Tokyo 2020 will be up for grabs at the AFC U-23 Championship Thailand 2020, which will be held from 8 to 26 January. Sixteen countries will take part in the region’s final prerequisite tournament.

If Japan reaches the semi-finals, all three of the other semi-finalists will be guaranteed qualification to the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament as Japan is automatically allocated a spot as hosts. The Korea Republic, Japan, and Iraq were the three Asian countries who competed at the last Olympic tournament at Rio 2016.

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Olympic Football Teams road to Tokyo 2020

South America
Colombia will host the South American U-23 qualifying tournament in early Olympic 2020 with the exact dates still to be confirmed. The top two teams from the competition will book tickets to Tokyo 2020 Games. Argentina and Colombia qualified last time out; while Brazil, qualified for Rio 206 as hosts, went on to win gold.

North, Central America, and the Caribbean
Dates and host nations are still to be confirmed for Concacaf’s final qualification tournament. The top two teams will qualify for Tokyo 2020. Honduras and Mexico represented the region last time out.

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