2016 Olympic Women's Soccer--General discussion

Discussion in '2016 Olympic Women's Soccer Tournament' started by lil_one, Jun 6, 2015.

  1. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The qualifying has already started in some places, so I thought we should get this thread started, even though we're all focused on the WWC right now.

    What we know so far:
    Teams (12):
    Host (1): Brazil
    CONCACAF (2); tbd in beginning of 2016
    CONMEBOL (1): Colombia
    CAF (2); tbd later in 2015
    UEFA (3); decided by top 3 teams from the 2015 WWC so to be decided soon! If England finishes in the top 3 UEFA teams, their spot will be passed down to the 4th team as Great Britain will not enter a football team.
    AFC (2); tbd in 2016
    OFC (1); tbd in October when winner of Pacific Games has a play-off versus NZ

    Stadiums (7):
    Itaquera Arena (São Paulo)
    Maracanã Stadium (Rio de Janeiro)
    Olympic Stadium (Rio de Janeiro)
    Fonte Nova Arena (Salvador)
    Amazônia Arena (Manaus)
    Mané Garrincha Stadium (Brasília)
    Mineirão (Belo Horizonte).

    Tickets are already open to Brazilian residents for the matches in São Paulo.
     
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  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    I still can't believe the Manaus stadium exists, much less that they're using it AGAIN after all the complaints it got last summer...
     
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  3. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    Predictions (as noted above, Brazil as host and Colombia are already qualified):

    Host (1): Brazil
    CONCACAF (2): USA, Canada
    CONMEBOL (1): Colombia
    CAF (2): Nigeria, Cameroon
    UEFA (3): Germany, France, Netherlands
    AFC (2): Japan, Australia
    OFC (1): New Zealand


    Group Draw Predictions:

    Group A
    Brazil (Host)
    France
    Nigeria
    New Zealand

    Group B
    Germany
    Canada
    Australia
    Cameroon

    Group C
    USA
    Japan
    Netherlands
    Colombia
     
  4. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The US is probably going to get drawn into whatever group has to play in Manaus. :mad:


    ;)
     
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  5. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    The World Cup is also the qualifier for UEFA. Because of this, the top 3 advance to the Olympics. At this point I'd say it's going to be France, Germany & Sweden. For AFC, I see Japan & North Korea advancing.

    Hosts(1): Brazil
    UEFA(3): Germany, Sweden, France
    CONCACAF(2): USA, Canada
    CONMEBOL(1): Colombia
    CAF(2): Nigeria, Cameroon
    AFC(2): Japan, North Korea
    OFC(1): New Zealand

    DRAW
    Group A
    Brazil
    Sweden
    Cameroon
    Japan

    Group B
    Germany
    Canada
    Colombia
    New Zealand

    Group C
    USA
    France
    Nigeria
    North Korea
     
  6. WWC_Movement

    WWC_Movement Red Card

    Dec 10, 2014
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    Papua New Guinea
    Australia is now the 2nd best team in AFC, behind Japan.
    They will beat North Korea, if they get to play them for an Olympic berth.

    Germany and Sweden can't both get there now. They play in the round of 16, and the loser is out.
    There will be at least 3 UEFA teams in the Quarterfinal.
    If one of them is England, then the best UEFA team that lost in the Round of 16 would be in, instead of England.
    Netherlands had 4 points in their group (Switzerland and Sweden only had 3 points in their group).
    Germany did have 9 points, so even if they lost to Sweden, and chaos happened to the other UEFA teams, maybe.
    But essentially, the loser of Germany vs. Sweden is out, especially if it's Sweden that loses.
     
  7. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    So you are 100% sure that two or more of Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Norway will win?
    That seem a bit odd to be, while I am fairly certain that France will give Norway and Switzerland just around 50% and think Netherlands seem fairly likely to lose that France is to win.
    So I would say that it is about 25% chance that the loser will be involved in a play of for a spot.
     
  8. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    you might of forgetting, that let's say France & Germany go to the quarters, then another Euro team(and final OG spot) will go to the winner of the Norway vs England 16th round game

    what's the 'word' over in Sweden? If Pia looses to Germany, is her job in danger? and are they all ready talkin about a new successor? perhaps Tony Gustarsson?(though me might just be waiting to see if Ellis bows out early as well, lol)
     
  9. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Can't use the Norway-England game a reference since England basically doesn't count as a UEFA team for the Olympics. Right now, there's only one R16 game guaranteed to produce a UEFA Olympic qualifier, and that's GER-SWE. France, the Netherlands, Norway*, and Switzerland are all in games against non-UEFA-Olympic opponents. So, in theory, if at least three of those four teams lose, then the loser of GER-SWE would have that Olympic shot.
     
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  10. hotjam2

    hotjam2 Member+

    Nov 23, 2012
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    so England or Great Britain don't get a chance to qualify for the Olympics? That's a shame
     
  11. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Yeah, just another example of politics getting in the way of football... Since FIFA treats England, Scotland, Wales, and N. Ireland separately but the IOC only has Great Britain, the four home nations never try to play as Team GB - they don't want to enter a combined team due to fears of FIFA ceasing to recognize them separately, but none of the try to enter their team in place of Team GB either because the others could raise a stink of being usurped. Getting a Team GB for the two football tournaments at the London games was apparently a nightmare and they don't want to do it again. England and UEFA have gone or record saying that if England is one of the top three in the WWC, the Olympic spot will be passed down. There's a similar problem in Rugby, too, though in that case I think the English team will just serve as Team GB if they qualify.
     
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  12. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    UEFA will likely be Germany, France & Norway unless there's some major upsets in the next round.
     
  13. nick p

    nick p Member+

    Jul 11, 2009
    Baltimore Maryland
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A Japan win over the Netherlands will mean a playoff for the last UEFA Olympic spot
     
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  14. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    Considering Japan are huge favorites, then the play-offs would consist of Netherlands, Norway, Sweden & Switzerland.
     
  15. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Japan's win happened. So, when the Euro teams are supposed to play-off? Any indication from UEFA?
     
  16. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw a tweet about maybe in February, but I haven't seen anything confirmed.
     
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  17. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    it will either be a play-off format or a group format. The group format would be faster.
     
  18. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    Yes, and since they as far as I know only did it with two teams earlier how they did it then (play-off format) don't say anything of how it will be done now.
     
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  19. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
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  20. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I agree.

    Blatter would have suggested to held it in Switzerland... :rolleyes:
     
  21. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    29 February to 9 March 2016? that would make it hard to run in Sweden and even harder to do in Norway.
    And isn't that the Algarve & Cyprus Cup dates? Norway and Sweden being involved in Algarve and Netherland in the Cyprus this may make 2016 a very odd year for both those Cups.
     
  22. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Maybe they cut a deal to have Sweden/Norway/Netherlands/Switzerland all in the same Algarve group?
     
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  23. JanBalk

    JanBalk Member+

    Jun 9, 2004
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Nat'l Team:
    Sweden
    #23 JanBalk, Jun 24, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2015
    That would be a nice solution, but I have some doubt that that Netherlands would buy into that being one of the teams behind Cyprus Cup.

    Still threatening with a a tournament in Northern Scandinavia in February\March (on turf of course) could be enough to convince anyone sensible that a group in Algarve would be preferable.
     
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  24. amerinorsk59

    amerinorsk59 Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    Chicago area
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    Norway
    step further...have it outdoors in Svalbard near the polar bears and have the Norwegian players wear signs, in polar bear language, reminding the polar bears they too are Norwegian and shelter, care and protect them and therefore are not on the "menu". Note: this could backfire, of course, if the polar bears have a land or other dispute with Oslo :p:cool::ROFLMAO:. Did I mention I hope Norway qualifies?
     
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  25. Slowpokeking

    Slowpokeking Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    England did plan to join the Olympics, but the other 3 disagree about it.
     

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