Selection of Brazil was framed in group F of the women’s soccer tournament of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which leads the European champion, Netherlands, while the debutant chili will play in the E headed by host Japan, according to the draw held this Wednesday at the FIFA headquarters at the headquarters FIFA in Zurich.
The Brazilian team, fourth in the last Games in Rio 2016 and that achieved silver in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, will have as a great rival in theory the Dutch team, which is also the current world runner-up, and will also face China in the first phase, bronze in Atlanta 1996 and Zambia, which premieres in a Games.
Meanwhile, Chile, which will debut in the Olympic event after beating Cameroon in the play-off in Turkey, was included in group E along with the Japanese hosts, runners-up in London 2012, and the also powerful Canada, bronze in Rio, and Great Britain, who will fight for their first Olympic medal.
The other group, the G, offers an attractive lineup, led by the United States, the great dominating team of the Olympic event, since it has won gold in Atlanta 1996, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and was silver in Sydney 2000. In Rio he did not reach the semifinals and will try to take revenge.
They will have as rivals Sweden, runner-up in Rio after losing in the final to Germany – the great absentee in Tokyo 2020 – after surprising the United States, Australia and New Zealand in the quarterfinals.
The tournament, which will start with the Japan-Canada meeting on July 21 and will be resolved on August 6 at the Olympic Stadium, which will also host the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Games, will also be played at the venues in Sapporo, Miyagi , Kashima, Saitama and Yokohama.
The draw was presented by British journalist Samantha Johnson, current sports presenter and TRT World correspondent based in Istanbul and led by Jaime Yarza, Director of FIFA Tournaments, and Sarai Bareman, Director of FIFA Women’s Soccer.
Jaime Yarza and Sarai Bareman were attended by two FIFA legends: Lindsay Tarpley, a member of the United States women’s national team and a two-time Olympic gold medalist (Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008), and Ryan Nelsen, captain of the combined New Zealand Olympian in 2008 and London 2012.
Composition of the groups:
– Group E: Japan, Canada, Great Britain and Chile
– Group F: China, Brazil, Zambia and the Netherlands
– Group G: Sweden, United States, Australia and New Zealand.