This Wednesday, the 21st, FIFA held a toss for the soccer tournament in the Tokyo Olympics. In all, 16 women’s and 12 women’s teams will participate in the competition. The matches will take place in six cities – Tokyo, Sapporo, Saitama, Miyagi, Yokohama and Ibaraki – between July 21 and August 7.
Current Olympic champion, Brazilian male team He opened Group D and will face Germany, Côte d’Ivoire and Saudi Arabia in the first round of matches. The matches will be held at the Yokohama International Stadium. The A women’s team He remained in Group F and will face China, Zambia and the Netherlands at Miyagi Stadium.
The Brazilian team, coached by Andre Jardin, is already negotiating with the main clubs in Europe for the release of athletes working on the continent. The men’s soccer tournament is restricted to players under the age of 23 (in Tokyo, the age limit will be 24 due to the Games postponement). However, the rule allows for each selection to summon three athletes over the age of 24.
The Brazilian Technical Committee is working with the possibility of calling up a goalkeeper among these players over the age of 24. Wiverton, from Palmeiras, is among those citations. He was champion at Rio 2016, when he was 509 minutes without conceding a goal, a record in the men’s Olympic football tournament. Wiverton was not leaked against South Africa, Iraq, Denmark, Colombia and Honduras, until he suffered in the final against Germany, in the Maracana.
Among the women, Germany, the current champion, did not qualify for the Tokyo Games. Thus, the favoritism with the United States, as Brazil has been trained since 2019 by Swedish Pia Sundag (two-time Olympic champion with the United States) led by Marta, and Brazil is seeking an unprecedented Olympic gold
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