Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The association football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 20 August in Brazil.[1]

In addition to the Olympic host city of Rio de Janeiro, matches were played in Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, São Paulo, and Manaus. All six cities hosted matches during the 2014 World Cup, with the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio the only Olympic venue not to have been a World Cup venue.[2][3]

Associations affiliated with FIFA might send teams to participate in the tournament. Men's teams were restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed, while there were no age restrictions on women's teams.[4] The Games made use of about 400 footballs.[5]

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Football, Rio 2016
Tournament details
Host country Brazil
Dates3–20 August 2016
Teams16 (men) + 12 (women) (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)7 (in 6 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Brazil (men)
 Germany (women)
Runners-up Germany (men)
 Sweden (women)
Third place Nigeria (men)
 Canada (women)
Fourth place Honduras (men)
 Brazil (women)

Competition schedule

The match schedule of the men's and women's tournament was unveiled on 10 November 2015.[6][7]

GS Group stage QF Quarterfinals SF Semifinals B 3rd place play-off F Final
Date
Event
Wed 3 Thu 4 Fri 5 Sat 6 Sun 7 Mon 8 Tue 9 Wed 10 Thu 11 Fri 12 Sat 13 Sun 14 Mon 15 Tue 16 Wed 17 Thu 18 Fri 19 Sat 20
Men GS GS GS QF SF B F
Women GS GS GS QF SF B F

Venues

Rio de Janeiro hosted preliminary matches at the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange and the women's and men's final at the Maracanã Stadium on 19 and 20 August. Apart from Rio de Janeiro the five other cities were: São Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Salvador, and Manaus, which were all host cities during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.[2] The final choice of venues was announced by FIFA on 16 March 2015.[3]

Rio de Janeiro Brasília São Paulo
Maracanã Estádio Olímpico Estádio Mané Garrincha Arena Corinthians
Capacity: 74,738[8][a] Capacity: 60,000[b] Capacity: 69,349[8][a] Capacity: 48,234[8][c]
Maracana internal view april 2013 Engenhão vista atrás do gol Estádio Nacional Brasília Belgium vs Korea Republic - Group H - 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Mineirão
Capacity: 58,170[8][a]
Mineirao Stadium
Salvador
Itaipava Arena
Capacity: 51,900[8][c]
EstadioForteNova-cancha1
Manaus
Arena da Amazônia
Capacity: 40,549[8][c]
Arena Amazônia
  1. ^ a b c Renovated for the 2014 World Cup
  2. ^ Renovated for the 2016 Olympics
  3. ^ a b c New stadium for the 2014 World Cup

Training venues

Event stadium Training venue #1 Training venue #2 Training venue #3 Training venue #4
Maracanã CFZ Stadium Vasco Barra Football Club Juliano Moreira Sports Complex N/A
Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha Cave Stadium Minas Brasília Tennis Club Yacht Club of Brasília Cruzeiro Stadium
Mineirão Toca da Raposa 1 Toca da Raposa 2 Cidade do Galo América F.C. Training Center
Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova Parque Santiago Stadium Pituaçu Stadium Barradão Stadium E.C. Bahia Training Center
Arena Corinthians São Paulo F.C. Training Center S.E. Palmeiras Training Center C.A. Juventus Stadium Nacional A.C. Stadium

Qualification

Men's qualification

In addition to host nation Brazil, 15 men's national teams qualified from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[9]

Means of qualification Dates1 Venue1 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009  Denmark 1  Brazil
2015 South American Youth Championship[10] 14 January – 7 February 2015  Uruguay 1  Argentina
2015 UEFA European Under-21 Championship[11] 17–30 June 2015  Czech Republic 4  Denmark
 Germany
 Portugal
 Sweden
2015 Pacific Games[12] 3–17 July 2015  Papua New Guinea 1  Fiji2
2015 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[13] 1–13 October 2015  United States 2  Honduras
 Mexico
2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations[14] 28 November – 12 December 2015  Senegal 3  Algeria
 Nigeria
 South Africa
2016 AFC U-23 Championship[15] 12–30 January 2016  Qatar 3  Iraq
 Japan
 South Korea
2016 CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off 25–29 March 2016 Various (home and away)3 1  Colombia
Total 16
  • ^1 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.
  • ^2 Nations making their Olympic tournament debut
  • ^3 One match each in Colombia and United States in a two-legged tie.

Women's qualification

In addition to host nation Brazil, 11 women's national teams qualified from six separate continental confederations. FIFA ratified the distribution of spots at the Executive Committee meeting in March 2014.[9] Most continents use specific Olympic qualifying tournaments to allocate their spots, but two use slightly different procedures.

CONMEBOL used the Copa América to determine its Olympic entrant. Because the Olympic host, Brazil, won the Copa América, the runner-up (Colombia) qualified for the Olympics.

UEFA generally uses the World Cup to determine its Olympic entrants. The top 3 finishers at the World Cup, excluding England, qualified. When multiple European teams were eliminated in the same round and this results in a tie for an Olympic qualifying spot, an Olympic Qualifying Tournament was used to break the tie. For these Games, Germany and France both reached at least the quarterfinals and thus obtained qualification spots (England also did so, but was ineligible for Olympic play). The next best finish for European teams was a four-way tie among the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland, which each lost in the round of 16. Those four teams competed in a separate tournament to break that tie, won by Sweden.

Means of qualification Dates4 Venue4 Berths Qualified
Host country 2 October 2009  Denmark 1  Brazil
2014 Copa América[16] 11–28 September 2014  Ecuador 1  Colombia
2015 FIFA World Cup[17]
(for UEFA eligible teams)5
6 June – 5 July 2015  Canada 2  France
 Germany
2015 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament[14] 2–18 October 2015 Various (home and away) 2  South Africa
 Zimbabwe6
2016 OFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[12] 23 January 2016  Papua New Guinea 1  New Zealand
2016 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship[18] 10–21 February 2016  United States 2  Canada
 United States
2016 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament[19] 29 February – 9 March 2016  Japan[20] 2  Australia
 China PR
2016 UEFA Olympic Qualifying Tournament[21] 2–9 March 2016  Netherlands 1  Sweden
Total 12
  • ^4 Dates and venues are those of final tournaments (or final round of qualification tournaments), various qualification stages may precede matches at these specific venues.
  • ^5 England finished in the top three among UEFA teams in the World Cup, however England is not an IOC member and talks for them to compete as Great Britain broke down.
  • ^6 Nations making their Olympic tournament debut

Men's competition

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2016 Summer Olympic Games livery near Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha, Brasília, venue for several men's and women's competitions.

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage

Teams were divided into four groups of four countries, playing each team in their group once. Three points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top two teams per group qualified for the quarterfinals.

Group A

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 1 2 0 4 0 +4 5 Quarter-finals
2  Denmark 3 1 1 1 1 4 −3 4
3  Iraq 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
4  South Africa 3 0 2 1 1 2 −1 2

Group B

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Nigeria 3 2 0 1 6 6 0 6 Quarter-finals
2  Colombia 3 1 2 0 6 4 +2 5
3  Japan 3 1 1 1 7 7 0 4
4  Sweden 3 0 1 2 2 4 −2 1

Group C

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  South Korea 3 2 1 0 12 3 +9 7 Quarter-finals
2  Germany 3 1 2 0 15 5 +10 5
3  Mexico 3 1 1 1 7 4 +3 4
4  Fiji 3 0 0 3 1 23 −22 0

Group D

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Portugal 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  Honduras 3 1 1 1 5 5 0 4
3  Argentina 3 1 1 1 3 4 −1 4
4  Algeria 3 0 1 2 4 6 −2 1

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
13 August — São Paulo
 
 
 Brazil2
 
17 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
 Colombia0
 
 Brazil6
 
13 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 Honduras0
 
 South Korea0
 
20 August — Rio de Janeiro
 
 Honduras1
 
 Brazil (p)1 (5)
 
13 August — Salvador
 
 Germany1 (4)
 
 Nigeria2
 
17 August — São Paulo
 
 Denmark0
 
 Nigeria0
 
13 August — Brasília
 
 Germany2 Bronze medal match
 
 Portugal0
 
20 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 Germany4
 
 Honduras2
 
 
 Nigeria3
 

Women's competition

The competition consisted of two stages; a group stage followed by a knockout stage.

Group stage

Teams were divided into three groups of four countries, playing each team in their group once. Three points were awarded for a victory, one for a draw. The top two teams per group and best two third-placed teams qualified for the quarterfinals.

Group E

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Brazil (H) 3 2 1 0 8 1 +7 7 Quarter-finals
2  China PR 3 1 1 1 2 3 −1 4
3  Sweden 3 1 1 1 2 5 −3 4
4  South Africa 3 0 1 2 0 3 −3 1

Group F

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 3 3 0 0 7 2 +5 9 Quarter-finals
2  Germany 3 1 1 1 9 5 +4 4
3  Australia 3 1 1 1 8 5 +3 4
4  Zimbabwe 3 0 0 3 3 15 −12 0

Group G

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 7 Quarter-finals
2  France 3 2 0 1 7 1 +6 6
3  New Zealand 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
4  Colombia 3 0 1 2 2 7 −5 1

Knockout stage

 
Quarter-finalsSemi-finalsGold medal match
 
          
 
12 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 
 Brazil (p) 0 (7)
 
16 August — Rio de Janeiro (Mar.)
 
 Australia0 (6)
 
 Brazil0 (3)
 
12 August — Brasília
 
 Sweden (p)0 (4)
 
 United States1 (3)
 
19 August — Rio de Janeiro (Mar.)
 
 Sweden (p)1 (4)
 
 Sweden1
 
12 August — São Paulo
 
 Germany2
 
 Canada1
 
16 August — Belo Horizonte
 
 France0
 
 Canada0
 
12 August — Salvador
 
 Germany2 Bronze medal match
 
 China PR0
 
19 August — São Paulo
 
 Germany1
 
 Brazil1
 
 
 Canada2
 

Medal summary

Medal table

Key   *   Host nation (Brazil)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Germany1102
2 Brazil*1001
3 Sweden0101
4 Canada0011
 Nigeria0011
Totals (5 nations)2226

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men
 Brazil (BRA)
Weverton
Zeca
Rodrigo Caio
Marquinhos
Renato Augusto
Douglas Santos
Luan
Rafinha
Gabriel
Neymar
Gabriel Jesus
Walace
William
Luan Garcia
Rodrigo Dourado
Thiago Maia
Felipe Anderson
Uilson
 
 Germany (GER)
Timo Horn
Jeremy Toljan
Lukas Klostermann
Matthias Ginter
Niklas Süle
Sven Bender
Max Meyer
Lars Bender
Davie Selke
Leon Goretzka
Julian Brandt
Jannik Huth
Philipp Max
Robert Bauer
Max Christiansen
Grischa Prömel
Serge Gnabry
Nils Petersen
Eric Oelschlägel
 Nigeria (NGR)
Daniel Akpeyi
Muenfuh Sincere
Kingsley Madu
Shehu Abdullahi
Saturday Erimuya
William Troost-Ekong
Aminu Umar
Oghenekaro Etebo
Imoh Ezekiel
John Obi Mikel
Junior Ajayi
Popoola Saliu
Umar Sadiq
Azubuike Okechukwu
Ndifreke Udo
Stanley Amuzie
Usman Mohammed
Emmanuel Daniel
 
Women
 Germany (GER)
Almuth Schult
Josephine Henning
Saskia Bartusiak
Leonie Maier
Annike Krahn
Simone Laudehr
Melanie Behringer
Lena Goeßling
Alexandra Popp
Dzsenifer Marozsán
Anja Mittag
Tabea Kemme
Sara Däbritz
Babett Peter
Mandy Islacker
Melanie Leupolz
Isabel Kerschowski
Laura Benkarth
Svenja Huth
 Sweden (SWE)
Jonna Andersson
Emilia Appelqvist
Kosovare Asllani
Emma Berglund
Stina Blackstenius
Hilda Carlén
Lisa Dahlkvist
Magdalena Ericsson
Nilla Fischer
Pauline Hammarlund
Sofia Jakobsson
Hedvig Lindahl
Fridolina Rolfö
Elin Rubensson
Jessica Samuelsson
Lotta Schelin
Caroline Seger
Linda Sembrant
Olivia Schough
 Canada (CAN)
Stephanie Labbé
Allysha Chapman
Kadeisha Buchanan
Shelina Zadorsky
Rebecca Quinn
Deanne Rose
Rhian Wilkinson
Diana Matheson
Josée Bélanger
Ashley Lawrence
Desiree Scott
Christine Sinclair
Sophie Schmidt
Melissa Tancredi
Nichelle Prince
Janine Beckie
Jessie Fleming
Sabrina D'Angelo
 

See also

References

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External links

2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations

The 2015 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations was the 2nd edition of the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, the quadrennial international age-restricted football championship organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the men's under-23 national teams of Africa. The tournament started on 28 November and finished on 12 December 2015. A total of eight teams are playing in the tournament.

The tournament was initially scheduled to take place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo between 5–19 December 2015. However, CAF changed the hosts and requested Senegal to host the tournament instead, and the tournament dates were also changed.

On 6 August 2015, the CAF Executive Committee decided to change the name of the tournament from the CAF U-23 Championship to the Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, similar to the senior's version, Africa Cup of Nations.Same as the previous edition, the tournament acted as the CAF qualifiers for the Olympic football tournament. The top three teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Brazil as the CAF representatives.Nigeria won the tournament with a 1–0 final win over Algeria. Both finalists and third-placed South Africa qualified for the Olympics.

2015 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The 2015 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was the 4th edition of the CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football competition organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to determine which women's national teams from Africa qualify for the Olympic football tournament.

The top two teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Brazil as the CAF representatives.South Africa qualified for the second Olympics in a row, while Zimbabwe qualified for the first time.

2015 South American U-20 Championship

The 2015 South American Youth Football Championship (Spanish: Campeonato Sudamericano Sub-20 Juventud de América Uruguay 2015, Portuguese: Campeonato Sulamericano Sub-20 Juventude da América Uruguai 2015) was the 27th edition of the biennial international youth football tournament organized by CONMEBOL for players aged 20 and below. It was held in Uruguay from 14 January to 7 February 2015.

2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The 2016 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was the 4th edition of the AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international football competition organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to determine which women's national teams from Asia qualify for the Olympic football tournament.

The top two teams of the tournament qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Brazil as the AFC representatives.On 7 March 2016, with one round of matches remaining to be played, Australia and China were confirmed qualification to the Olympics.

2016 UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament

The 2016 UEFA Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament was an international football competition organised by UEFA to determine the final women's national team from Europe to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Brazil. The tournament was played between 2 and 9 March 2016 in the Netherlands.Four teams participated in the tournament: Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. As the tournament winner, Sweden qualified for the last available Olympic spot from Europe, joining France and Germany, who had already qualified, as the three UEFA representatives.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off

The CONCACAF–CONMEBOL play-off for the 2016 Summer Olympics was a men's under-23 international football play-off between a team from CONCACAF (North, Central America and Caribbean) and a team from CONMEBOL (South America), with the winner qualifying for the final berth in the 2016 Summer Olympics men's football tournament.Colombia qualified to the Olympics with a 3–2 aggregate win over the United States, after a 1–1 draw in the first leg and a 1–2 win in the second leg.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's team squads

The following is a list of squads for each nation competing in men's football at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Each nation must submit a squad of 18 players, 15 of whom must be born on or after 1 January 1993, and three of whom can be older dispensation players. A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional dispensation goalkeeper) must be included in the squad.Age, caps and goals as of the start of the tournament, 4 August 2016.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament

The men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 4 to 20 August 2016. It was the 26th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament. Together with the women's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament was held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final at the Maracanã Stadium. Teams participating in the men's competition were restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1993) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.

In March 2016, it was agreed that the competition would be part of IFAB's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.Brazil captured their first gold medal after defeating Germany on penalties. Nigeria won the bronze medal by beating Honduras 3–2.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament – Group A

Group A of the men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 4 to 10 August 2016, and included hosts Brazil, Denmark, Iraq and South Africa. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.All times are BRT (UTC−3).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament – Group B

Group B of the men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 4 to 10 August 2016, and included Colombia, Japan, Nigeria and Sweden. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament – Group C

Group C of the men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 4 to 10 August 2016, and included Fiji, Germany, Mexico and South Korea. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.All times are BRT (UTC−3).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament – Group D

Group D of the men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 4 to 10 August 2016, and included Algeria, Argentina, Honduras and Portugal. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage.All times are BRT (UTC−3).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament – Knockout stage

The knockout stage of the men's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 13 to 20 August 2016. The top two teams from each group in the group stage qualified for the knockout stage.All times are local, BRT (UTC−3).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's team squads

The following is a list of squads for each nation competing in women's football at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Each nation must submit a squad of 18 players. A minimum of two goalkeepers (plus one optional dispensation goalkeeper) must be included in the squad.Age, caps and goals as of the start of the tournament, 3 August 2016.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament

The women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was held from 3 to 19 August 2016. It was the 6th edition of the women's Olympic football tournament. Together with the men's competition, the 2016 Summer Olympics football tournament was held in six cities in Brazil, including Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro, which hosted the final at the Maracanã Stadium. There were no player age restrictions for teams participating in the women's competition.

In March 2016, it was agreed that the competition would be part of IFAB's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time. Title holders and 2012 Summer Olympics gold Olympic medalists the United States, were eliminated in a loss against Sweden in a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-finals. This marked the first time that the United States has not progressed to the semi-finals in a major international tournament. For the first time since the introduction of the women's tournament in 1996, three matches in the knockout stage were decided by a penalty shoot-out (two quarter-finals and one semifinal).

Germany won their first gold medal by defeating Sweden 2–1 in the final.

Canada won bronze after beating host Brazil with the same scoreline in the bronze medal game.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group E

Group E of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included hosts Brazil, China, South Africa and Sweden. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team also advanced if they were among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group F

Group F of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included Australia, Canada, Germany and Zimbabwe. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team Australia also advanced because they were among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3).

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Group G

Group G of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 3 to 9 August 2016, and included Colombia, France, New Zealand and United States. The top two teams advanced to the knockout stage, while the third-placed team will also advance if they are among the two best third-placed teams among all three groups.All times are BRT (UTC−3). For matches in Manaus, which is in AMT (UTC−4), local times are listed in parentheses.

Football at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's tournament – Knockout stage

The knockout stage of the women's football tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics was played from 12 to 19 August 2016. The top two teams from each group in the group stage and the two best third-placed teams qualified for the knockout stage.All times are local, BRT (UTC−3).

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