Associations affiliated with FIFA may send teams to participate in the tournament. Men's teams are restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1997) with a maximum of three overage players allowed, while there are no age restrictions on women's teams.
|Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics|
|Dates||22 July – 8 August 2020|
|Teams||16 (men's) + 12 (women's) (from 6 confederations)|
|Venue(s)||7 (in 6 host cities)|
|GS||Group stage||QF||Quarterfinals||SF||Semifinals||B||3rd place play-off||F||Final|
|Wed 22||Thu 23||Fri 24||Sat 25||Sun 26||Mon 27||Tue 28||Wed 29||Thu 30||Fri 31||Sat 1||Sun 2||Mon 3||Tue 4||Wed 5||Thu 6||Fri 7||Sat 8|
A total of seven venues will be used:
|Shinjuku, Tokyo||Chofu, Tokyo||Saitama, Saitama||Yokohama, Kanagawa|
|National Stadium||Tokyo Stadium||Saitama Stadium||Int. Stadium Yokohama|
|Ibaraki Kashima Stadium|
(Sendai metropolitan area)
The Organising Committee for FIFA Competitions ratified the distribution of spots at their meeting on 14 September 2017.
In addition to host nation Japan, 15 men's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.
|Means of qualification||Ref.||Dates1||Venue1||Berths||Qualified|
|Host country||7 September 2013||N/A||1||Japan|
|2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship||||16–30 June 2019|| Italy
|2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament||21 September – 5 October 2019||Fiji||1||TBD|
|2019 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship||||TBD||TBD||2||TBD|
|2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations||||8–22 November 2019||Egypt||3||TBD|
|2020 AFC U-23 Championship||||8–26 January 2020||Thailand||3||TBD|
|2020 CONMEBOL Pre-Olympic Tournament||||15 January – 2 February 2020||Colombia||2||TBD|
In addition to host nation Japan, 11 women's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.
For the first time, as per an agreement between the four British football associations (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales), Great Britain attempted to qualify for the Olympics through England's performance in the World Cup (a procedure already successfully employed by Team GB in field hockey and rugby sevens). Scotland also qualified for the World Cup but, under the agreement whereby the highest ranked home nation is nominated to compete for the purposes of Olympic qualification, their performance will not be taken into account.
|Means of qualification||Ref.||Dates2||Venue2||Berths||Qualified|
|Host country||7 September 2013||N/A||1||Japan|
|2018 Copa América||||4–22 April 2018||Chile||1||Brazil|
|2018 OFC Nations Cup||||18 November – 1 December 2018||New Caledonia||1||New Zealand|
|2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
(As UEFA qualifying)
|7 June – 7 July 2019||France||3|| Great Britain|
|2020 CAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament||||13 January – 9 February 2020||Various||1||TBD|
|2020 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship||2020 (TBD)||TBD||2||TBD|
|2020 AFC Olympic Qualifying Tournament||||2–11 March 2020||Various||2||TBD|
|CAF–CONMEBOL play-off||2020 (TBD)||TBD||1||TBD|
The 2018 Copa América Femenina was the eighth edition of the CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina (also referred to as the Copa América Femenina), the quadrennial international football competition for women's national teams in South America affiliated with CONMEBOL. The tournament was played between 4 and 22 April 2018 in Chile.The tournament provided two direct qualifying places and a play-off place (against the fourth-placed team from CONCACAF) for the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France, one direct qualifying place and a play-off place (against the second-placed team from CAF) for the 2020 Summer Olympic women's football tournament in Japan, and three (teams finishing third to fifth) for the 2019 Pan American Games women's football tournament in Lima, besides Peru who qualified automatically as hosts.Brazil defended successfully their title winning all their matches. It was their seventh Copa América Femenina title.2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup
The 2018 OFC Women's Nations Cup was the 11th edition of the OFC Women's Nations Cup (also known as the OFC Women's Championship), the quadrennial international football championship organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for the women's national teams of the Oceanian region. The tournament was held in New Caledonia between 18 November – 1 December 2018.
The tournament served as the Oceanian qualifiers to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, with the champions qualifying for the World Cup in France. The champions also qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Japan.New Zealand were the defending champions. They won the tournament for their fourth consecutive and sixth overall OFC Women's Nations Cup title.2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations
The 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations will be the 3rd 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 was initially scheduled to take place in the Zambia, but they withdrew from hosting in July 2017. Egypt was announced as the new host nation of the tournament by CAF on 23 September 2017.The tournament will determine which three African teams will compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Japan.Nigeria are the defending champions.2019 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship
The 2019 CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Championship will be the 15th edition of the CONCACAF Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international age-restricted football tournament organised by CONCACAF to determine which men's under-23 national teams from the North, Central American and Caribbean region qualify for the Olympic football tournament.
The tournament will provide two teams for the 2020 Summer Olympics.2019 FIFA Women's World Cup
The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup was the eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup, the quadrennial international football championship contested by 24 women's national teams representing member associations of FIFA. It took place between 7 June and 7 July 2019, with 52 matches staged in nine cities in France, which was awarded the right to host the event in March 2015, the first time the country hosted the tournament. The tournament was the first Women's World Cup to use the video assistant referee (VAR) system.
The United States entered the competition as defending champions after winning the 2015 edition in Canada and successfully defended their title with a 2–0 victory over the Netherlands in the final. In doing so, they secured their record fourth title and became the second nation, after Germany, to have successfully retained the title.2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The 2019 OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament (also called the 2019 OFC U-23 Championship) is the eighth edition of the OFC Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament, the quadrennial international age-restricted football championship organised by the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) for the men's under-23 national teams of Oceania.
In November 2018, it was announced that Fiji would host the competition. The tournament will be held from 21 September to 5 October 2019.
The winner will qualify as the OFC representative at the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Japan.Fiji are the defending champions.2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
The 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship (also known as UEFA Under-21 Euro 2019) was the 22nd edition of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship (25th edition if the Under-23 era is also included), the biennial international youth football championship organised by UEFA for the men's under-21 national teams of Europe. The final tournament was hosted by Italy (and some matches by San Marino) in mid-2019, after their bid was selected by the UEFA Executive Committee on 9 December 2016 in Nyon, Switzerland.A total of 12 teams played in the tournament, with players born on or after 1 January 1996 eligible to participate.Same as previous Under-21 Championships that were held one year prior to the Olympics, this tournament served as European qualifying for the Olympic football tournament, with the top four teams of the tournament qualifying for the 2020 Summer Olympic men's football tournament in Japan, where they will be represented by their under-23 national teams with maximum of three overage players allowed. The four teams that qualified for the Olympic Games were the ones that qualified for the knockout stages of this championship. For the first time, the video assistant referee (VAR) system was used at the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.Germany were the defending champions.2020 AFC U-23 Championship
The 2020 AFC U-23 Championship will be the fourth edition of the AFC U-23 Championship, the biennial international age-restricted football championship organised by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's under-23 national teams of Asia. A total of 16 teams will compete in the tournament.
This AFC U-23 Championship will act as the AFC qualifiers for the Olympic football tournament. The top three teams of the tournament will qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics men's football tournament in Japan as the AFC representatives. As Japan had already qualified as the host team of the 2020 Summer Olympics, if they reach the semi-finals, the other semi-finalists are guaranteed qualification even before the phase commences.Uzbekistan are the defending champions.2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The 2020 AFC Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be the 5th 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 qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Japan as the AFC representatives, together with Japan which already qualified for the 2020 Summer Olympics as the host nation (and do not participate in the qualifying stage).2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament
The 2020 CAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament will be the 5th 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 CAF was given 1.5 place for the 2020 Summer Olympics women's football tournament in Japan. The winner of the qualifying tournament qualify directly, while the runner-up enter a play-off against the second-placed team from CONMEBOL.2020 Summer Olympics
The 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Japanese: 第三十二回オリンピック競技大会, Hepburn: Dai Sanjūni-kai Orinpikku Kyōgi Taikai) and commonly known as Tokyo 2020, is an upcoming international multi-sport event that is scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August 2020 in Tokyo, Japan.
Tokyo was selected as the host city during the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 7 September 2013. These Games will mark the return of the Summer Olympics to Tokyo for the first time since 1964, the first city in Asia to host the Olympics twice, and the fourth Olympics overall to be held in Japan, following the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. They will be the second of three consecutive Olympic Games to be held in East Asia, following the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and preceding the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.
These Games will see the introduction of additional disciplines within several of the Summer Olympics sports, including 3x3 basketball, freestyle BMX and Madison cycling, as well as further mixed events. Under new IOC policies that allow sports to be added to the Games' programme to augment the permanent "core" Olympic events, these Games will see karate, sport climbing, surfing and skateboarding make their Olympic debuts, and the return of baseball and softball (which were removed from the summer program after 2008).Football 5-a-side at the 2020 Summer Paralympics
Football 5-a-side in the 2020 Summer Paralympics will be held at the Aomi Urban Sports Venue in Tokyo.Football at the 2019 Pan American Games
Football competitions at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru are scheduled to be held from July 25 (the day before the opening ceremony) to August 9. The venue for the competition is the Estadio Universidad San Marcos, which seats up to 32,000 spectators.A total of eight men's and eight women's teams (each consisting up to 18 athletes) competed in each tournament. This means a total of 288 athletes are scheduled to compete. The men's competition is an under-22 level competition (born on or after January 1, 1997), with each team allowed up to three overage players. The women's tournament is an open competition without age restrictions.Uruguay and Brazil are the defending men's and women's gold medalists respectively; however, Brazil will not participate in the women's tournament to defend their title.Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's qualification
There will be 16 teams that qualify for men's football at the 2020 Summer Olympics. In addition to host nation Japan, 15 men's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Men's tournament
The men's football tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics will be held from 23 July to 8 August 2020. It will be the 27th edition of the men's Olympic football tournament. Together with the women's competition, the 2020 Summer Olympics football tournament will be held in six cities in Japan, including Olympic host city Tokyo, which the final will be hosted at the Olympic Stadium. Teams participating in the men's competition are restricted to under-23 players (born on or after 1 January 1997) with a maximum of three overage players allowed.Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Women's qualification
There will be 12 teams that qualify for women's football at the 2020 Summer Olympics. In addition to host nation Japan, 11 women's national teams will qualify from six separate continental confederations.Nissan Stadium (Yokohama)
Nissan Stadium, (日産スタジアム, Nissan Sutajiamu) known as International Stadium Yokohama (横浜国際総合競技場, Yokohama Kokusai Sōgō Kyōgi-jō) until 2005, is a sports venue in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, that opened in March 1998. It is the home stadium of Yokohama F. Marinos of the J1 League.
International Stadium Yokohama has the highest seating capacity of any stadium in Japan, with a total of 75,000 seats. It hosted three first-round games during the 2002 FIFA World Cup, and the final game between Germany and Brazil was played there on 30 June 2002. The stadium is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics. The stadium has also been selected as one of the venues for 2019 Rugby World Cup and will also host the final of the tournament. This decision was taken by World Rugby after Japan announced that the proposed new National Stadium wouldn't be completed in time.On 28 August 2009, Nissan Motors announced that they would not renew the contract for the naming rights of the stadium, which expired on 28 February 2010. But negotiations continued with the city, and a new agreement for three more years was completed. On 28 February 2013, Yokohama City as the stadium's owner renewed the contract for 3 years from 1 March 2013 until 29 February 2016 in a deal worth 150 million yen a year. On 1 December 2015, Yokohama City renewed the contract for 5 years from 1 March 2016 until 28 February 2021 in another deal worth 150 million yen a year.Saitama Stadium 2002
Saitama Stadium 2002 (埼玉スタジアム2002, Saitama Sutajiamu Niimarumarunii), often called Saitama Stadium (埼玉スタジアム, Saitama Sutajiamu) or simply Saisuta (埼スタ), is a football stadium located in Midori-ku, Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan.
Currently J1 League football club Urawa Red Diamonds use this stadium for home games. It is one of the largest football specific stadiums in Asia. It is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics.Sapporo Dome
The Sapporo Dome (札幌ドーム, Sapporo Dōmu) is a stadium located in Toyohira-ku, Sapporo, Japan, and is primarily used for baseball and association football. It is the home field of the baseball team Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters and the association football club Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo. It is one of the planned football venues for the 2020 Summer Olympics, was the venue for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Asian Winter Games, and is a planned venue of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. The stadium was previously a venue of the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
Football at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification