Football At 2016 Summer Olympics

Football 2016 Details

The football association tournament at the 2016 summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in Brazil from August 3 to 20. Additionally, except the Rio de Janerio, the Olympic host city football matches will also be going to play in Brasilia, Manaus, Belo Horizon, Salvador as well as Sao Paulo. All the six cities also host the matches played during the world cup in 2014, along with the Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange with in Rio that is the only venue of Olympic which not to have been a venue of the world cup.

The football association is affiliated with FIFA have chances to send teams for participating in the football tournament. In which men’s team is restricted of having twenty three players who born on first January 1993 or after it, allowed with a maximum of three overage players. While no age restrictions were there with the women’s team. And the entire game will go to use about four hundred footballs while playing.

Was Rio De Janeiro A Good Choice?

Of course, yes, as there are several reasons why it was good. Since South America has never been played host to the Olympics, thus, probably it was the time for them to sum with the party. According to FIFA the city is quite rich in athletic tradition that it is a home to different football (soccer) team, which also include Flamengo, a best supported (soccer) world’s club. Brazil as a whole boasts a list of popular figures that include esteemed author Paulo Coelho, President Luiz Inacio da Silva, Ronaldinho as well as Pele.

Football At 2016 Summer Olympics

It is also detected that Rio de Janeiro’s have some serious problems with crime; poverty and drug are the reasons why the Olympics will be propositionally risky. It is also known as the most dangerous city in South America with really poor police force as well as drug lords which are best known for ruling poor areas. And of course, Rio has seven years for rectifying such problems. Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo the other cities who are bidding for 2016 Olympic Games are better developed countries with the best infrastructure and thus, it is a big surprise that Rio de Janeiro was awarded for the 2016 Olympics games.

Qualification Of Teams

Men’s And Women’s Qualification

With the host nation Brazil, fifteen men’s national teams are qualified from six different continental confederations, whereas eleven women’s teams will be qualified from six different continental confederations. The distribution of sports was committed by FIFA on March 2014 at the Executive committee meeting.

Group Stages

The men’s team is divided in four groups regarding four countries where every team plays once in their group. For victory three points are awarded, and one to draw. And the top two teams of every group will be qualified for the quarterfinals, whereas, the women’s team is divided in three groups regarding four countries where every team play once in their group. The top two teams of every group and the best two third placed teams will be qualified for the quarterfinals.

Classification Rules

  • Differential of goals.
  • Goal scoring.
  • Repeat 1-3 for the matches between the team still tied.
  • Lots drawn by the FIFA.