The 2020 Olympic Football tournament takes place in Japan this summer, with 16 nations battling to claim the gold medal.
In addition to the Olympic host city of Tokyo, games will also be played in Kashima, Saitama, Sapporo, Sendai and Yokohama.
Teams are restricted to under-24 players born on or after January 1, 1997, with a maximum of three overage players allowed.
Brazil are the defending champions, having defeated Germany on penalties to clinch the title in 2016.
Read on as we provide you with an in-depth guide to the 2020 Olympic Football tournament.
Olympic Football 2020 Host
Japan will host the Olympic Football 2020 tournament, with the action taking place in seven stadiums across six different cities.
The tournament begins on July 22, with the final set to be staged in the 70,000 capacity International Stadium in Yokohama on August 7.
Olympic Football 2020 Schedule
The opening phase of the tournament features four groups of four teams, with the top two in each section progressing to the quarter-finals.
The group stage is a single round-robin, with the knockout rounds played as single-elimination matches.
The knockout stage features quarter-finals, semi-finals, a third-place play-off and the final.
The draw and opening phase schedule is as follows:
Group A: Japan, South Africa, Mexico, France
- Mexico vs France – July 22
- Japan vs South Africa – July 22
- France vs South Africa – July 25
- Japan vs Mexico – July 25
- France vs Japan – July 28
- South Africa vs Mexico – July 28
Group B: New Zealand, Korea Republic, Honduras, Romania
- New Zealand vs South Korea – July 22
- Honduras vs Romania – July 22
- New Zealand vs Honduras – July 25
- Romania vs South Korea – July 25
- Romania vs New Zealand – July 28
- South Korea vs Honduras – July 28
Group C: Egypt, Spain, Argentina, Australia
- Egypt vs Spain – July 22
- Argentina vs Australia – July 22
- Egypt vs Argentina – July 25
- Australia vs Spain – July 25
- Australia vs Egypt – July 28
- Spain vs Argentina – July 28
Group D: Brazil, Germany, Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia
- Ivory Coast vs Saudi Arabia – July 22
- Brazil vs Germany – July 22
- Brazil vs Ivory Coast – July 25
- Saud Arabia vs Germany – July 25
- Saud Arabia vs Brazil – July 28
- Germany vs Ivory Coast – July 28
Olympic Football 2020 – Knockout Stage
- Quarter-finals – July 31
- Semi-finals – August 3
- Third-place play-off – August 6
- Final – August 7
Olympic Football 2020 Odds
The latest odds for the 2020 Olympic Football tournament are as follows:
Ivory Coast 25/1
South Korea 200/1
Saudi Arabia 300/1
South Africa 300/1
New Zealand 1000/1
Olympic Football 2020 Predictions
Predicting the winner of the Olympic Football tournament is no easy task, with 19 different nations clinching the gold medal since the competition was first staged in 1900.
Reigning champions Brazil are the favourites and should be tough to beat, but they don’t have home advantage this time around.
Spain have been tipped by many pundits, having won the UEFA Under-21 Championships two years ago, although they haven’t secured Olympic gold since 1992.
France and Germany are also prominent in the Olympic Football outright market, but the value bet in this year’s tournament could be Argentina.
They have lost just one of their last 16 games, and head coach Fernando Batista has some talented players at his disposal.
Julian Alvarez, Ezequiel Barco and Pedro De La Vega could all feature in the squad, while Ajax star Lisandro Martinez may also play.
Nehuen Perez, Matias Zaracho, Leonardo Balerdi and Adolfo Gaich are other promising youngsters in contention for selection.
Argentina won the tournament in 2004 and 2008, and they will fancy their chances of coming out on top this time around.
Olympic Football 2020 Live Streaming
Many broadcasters around the world will offer live online streaming of Olympic Football games throughout the tournament:
- Armenia – APMTV
- Asia – Dentsu
- Australia – Seven Network
- Austria – ORF
- Belarus – Belteleradio
- Belgium – VRT, RTBF
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – BHRT
- Brazil – Grupo Globo, BandSports
- Bulgaria – BNT
- Canada – CBC/Radio-Canada, Sportsnet, TSN, TLN
- Caribbean – International Media Content, SportsMax
- China – CCTV
- Croatia – HRT
- Czech Republic – CT
- Denmark – DR
- Estonia – Eesti Media
- Europe – Discovery Communications, Eurosport
- Finland – Yle
- France – France Televisions, Canal+
- Georgia – GPB
- Germany – ARD, ZDF
- Greece – ERT
- Hungary – GPB
- Iceland – ARD, ZDF
- Indian Subcontinent – Sony Pictures Networks
- Ireland – RTE
- Italy – RAI
- Japan – Japan Consortium
- Kosovo – RTK
- Latvia – LTV
- Lithuania – TV3
- Luxembourg – RTL
- Mexico – Televisa
- MENA – beIN SPORTS
- Montenegro -RTCG
- Netherlands – NOS
- New Zealand – Sky Television
- North Korea – SBS
- North Macedonia – MRT
- Norway – TVNorge
- Oceania – Sky Television
- Poland – TVP
- Portugal – RTP
- Romania – TVR
- Singapore – Mediacorp
- Slovakia – RTVS
- Slovenia – RTV
- South Africa – SABC, SuperSport
- South Korea – SBS
- Sub-Saharan Africa – Infront Sports, MediaSuperSport
- Sweden – Kanal 5
- Switzerland – SRG SSR
- Thailand – Plan B, AIS
- Ukraine – UA: PBC
- United Kingdom – BBC, Eurosport
- United States – NBCUniversal
Numerous other websites allow you to stream live Olympic Football matches from across the planet. Click here to check out some of our favourites.