2020 Olympics - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Women's Olympics' started by Lechus7, Dec 25, 2019.

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  1. Lechus7

    Lechus7 Member+

    Aug 31, 2011
    Wroclaw
    "North Korea will not compete in an Olympic women's football qualifying tournament scheduled for next February in South Korea, a source told Yonhap News Agency on Wednesday."

    (article in The Korean Herald)

    ...so it's a highway to Tokyo for the Winner of group B...:rolleyes:


    Group phase 3rd - 9th Feb

    Group A
    Korea Republic (h)
    Vietnam
    Miyanmar

    Group B
    Australia
    China (h)
    Thailand
    Chinese Taipei

    Play-offs in March

    6th Winner Group A vs. Runner-up Group B
    11th Runner-up Group B vs. Winner Group A
    -------------------------------------------------------
    6th Winner Group B vs. Runner-up Group A
    11th Runner-up Group A vs. Winner Group B
     
  2. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    If you mind, I had kind of predicted that when North Korea decided to withdrew from EAFF E1 Championship.

    Oh, well, I guess isolationism is their new mantra (or better: a mantra they decided to cling to even more than in the past). A shame, because this is the moment when they could have probably reaped the rewards at Senior level of some of the very strong teams they recently had in youth tournaments.

    Also: it's almost 2020, so it makes sense to already open an Olympics general thread, although we're still quite some months away from the beginning of the tournament (and some of the continental qualifiers haven't even started yet). :D
     
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  3. jagum

    jagum Member

    Montreal Impact
    Venezuela
    Jun 20, 2007
    Panama City, Panama
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    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    Venezuela
    It seems that it is because they do not want to play in South Korea. Unfair to the girls. The North Korean men's team, on the contrary, will be participating in the AFC Olympic eliminations, set off in Thailand next January
     
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  4. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
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    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    There are 5 topics in the 2016 folder that could me moved here, the ones with the qualifiers news and the general ones.
     
  5. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I see 6 threads in the 2016 sub-forum that could be moved into a 2020 sub-forum or out here, including another "2020 general discussion" thread (qualifiers, one on the Britain team, and the general discussion). Perhaps those can be moved and the two "general discussion" threads merged? I'll tag @soccernutter since he seems to be able to get things done over here.
     
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  6. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    Tottenham Hotspur FC
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    United States
    @lil_one Just got back from vacation, but still have a long day tomorrow - if you can tag me in those threads, or send me a DM with the thread links, I'll take care of it either tomorrow or Sunday (I just got a promo to be Women's International all inclusive - and I'm still not getting paid ;)).
     
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  7. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sent you a DM, and many thanks again; I hope you've been having happy holidays!
     
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  8. sbahnhof

    sbahnhof Member+

    Nov 21, 2016
    Aotearoa
    North Korea withdrew from 2 tournaments hosted by South Korea... go figure.
    "Why North Korea wants nothing to do with South Korea" (CNN)

    Football isn't low-hanging fruit, it's their biggest sport. The men's senior team is only ranked 116th and hasn't shut down, they play lots of games. Even if there's no crowd.

    (Sadly there was a security breach and this guy got in.)

     
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  9. natbat20

    natbat20 New Member

    orlando pride
    United States
    Tuesday
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Does the SheBelieves cup have anything to do with the olympics?
     
  10. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    Nothing in particular, except providing a specific training opportunity vs other big teams in a short-tournament-setting for teams that will take part to the Olympic tournament, as the hosts (Japan), as already qualified (England, actually Great Britain in Tokyo) or as supposedly qualified at the time when SBC will take place (USA).

    Spain are there just as sparring partners, because they didn't qualify for the Olympics. :p
     
  11. natbat20

    natbat20 New Member

    orlando pride
    United States
    Tuesday
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    so what your saying is that it is basically training
     
  12. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
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    It's a "friendly" tournament. So something more that just "random training sessions" and there is no doubt that the National Teams involved will value the actual competition for the trophy. But it remains a set of friendly matches.

    And there is no direct tie with the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo, except for the fact that playing such games can be seen as an excellent preparation for that tournament.
     
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  13. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    Yep a good prep and more time for Vlatko to chew things over. Not to mention a bit of a money spinner for USWNT.

    Welcome aboard natbat20 :D
     
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  14. natbat20

    natbat20 New Member

    orlando pride
    United States
    Tuesday
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    United States
    Yes indeed! Thanks tons!! zdravstvuyte your Awesome
     
  15. zdravstvuyte

    zdravstvuyte Member

    Aston Villa
    United States
    Jul 26, 2018
    Don’t let that get out ... I’m flying under the radar.
     

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